Kumbuk River Resort, Buttala

Kumbuk Chalet

Kumbuk Chalet

Built to resemble a typical mud and thatch village house, the Chalet has one bedroom, bathroom and space for dining and relaxing. Its private courtyard has an outdoor shower as well. Chalet is ideal for a truly rustic and humbling eco experience.

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Jungle Lorry

Jungle Lorry

This vintage Morris BMC, decommissioned as part of an environmentally-friendly initiative, finds its new home by the river winding through our nature enclave. Jungle Lorry offers a uniquely luxurious stay especially for couples looking for a fairytale getaway. The cabin of the lorry has been transformed into a compact, air-conditioned, cosy bedroom with a glass wall presenting a panoramic view of the river below. An extended modern bathroom with hot water shower and an open lounge where guests get to eat and relax listening to nature's sound effects complete yet another fascinating accommodation option. Couples get to sip coffee in the driver's cabin while absorbing the romance of the nature that surrounds them.

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Tree Luxuria

Tree Luxuria

Welcome to the wild with the comfort of a star-class room. Our unique two story Tree Cabin is your ultimate luxurious eco hideout. The lower deck of the plush wooden cabin is air-conditioned and has a glass wall on the river-front offering guests probably the most spell-binding experience from a Sri Lankan hotel room. The bedroom has the largest bed found in Sri Lanka and the room offers you truly mesmerizing views of the river below.

The beautifully appointed room has a TV, Fridge, Tea Maker and Hair dryer. Bathroom offers a great view of the river and has an ultra-modern shower with hot water, water jets and FM radio. The open upper deck is a great place to lounge and have your meals.

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About Kumbuk River, Buttala

This one is about one of Sri Lanka's best-kept secrets, tucked away in a warm and green corner of paradise. Warm up your senses for a discovery that will surely make you head to KumbukRiver - the eco extraordinaire. If you thought you have seen big elephants, wait till you see this behemoth. Welcome to the world's biggest elephant, the eco-lodge extraordinaire in the shape of a giant elephant. Time stands still in this exclusive eco enclave bordering the Kumbukkan Oya, a river that never runs dry. Situated 250kms from Colombo, in the gem-rich Okkampitiya, KumbukRiver is Sri Lanka's piece de resistance among eco lodges. Nestled on 16 acres of natural bliss on the edge of a sleepy farming village, KumbukRiver isn't just another eco-lodge. Imagine, sleeping in the belly of the giant elephant. Feel the movement of the gentle giant when it sways gently on a windy day. Well, we think we shouldn't say too much, after all, it must be left to be discovered.

What makes KumbukRiver unique is yes, its elephant shape, but, it isn't the only thing. The entire facility can be reserved for just one touring party, from a single nature-loving person, to a small family or a bigger group of up to 10. There will not be any strangers. While you take refuge at this earthly, yet magical eco haven, it is yours, until you leave.

Location of Kumbuk River, Buttala

KumbukRiver is nestled on the banks of a lively river bordering Yala, Sri Lanka's premier wildlife sanctuary, in Buttala some 260kms south-east of Colombo International Airport and 85 kms from Mattala International Airport.

Accommodation at Kumbuk River, Buttala

The mammoth 40ft two story Elephant Villa you see on our grounds is the reason why KumbukRiver is famous around the world. This incredible edifice is a poignant reminder of our pristine nature and a symbol of its rapid destruction.

Welcome to the wild with the comfort of a star-class room. Our Tree Luxuria is a spectacular, well-appointed design wonder built encompassing two trees overlooking the river.

Jungle Lorry offers a uniquely luxurious stay especially for couples looking for a fairytale getaway. The cabin of the lorry has been transformed into a compact, air-conditioned, cosy bedroom with a glass wall presenting a panoramic view of the river below.

The Chalet takes you back in time. This humble mud and thatch abode comes with an airy bathroom and space for dining and relaxing.

Facilities at Kumbuk River, Buttala

At KumbukRiver we strive to bring you an authentic Sri Lankan culinary experience. Your menu includes traditional dishes and salads featuring ingredients that may not be all too common even for Sri Lankans while at the same time presenting you with all-time local favorites. If you don’t want to miss out on a bit of western flavor, our chef has included a few dishes to pamper your taste buds. We invite you to discuss your menu with your host well in advance, so that we can serve you better. Our kitchen is a simple village-styled operation with your food cooked the same way it was done a hundred years ago. However, we do have provisions for baking in an electric oven wherever required or in a gas burner. Meat and other perishables are refrigerated wherever required.

Excursions and Day Tours from Kumbuk River, Buttala

This is elephant country. Where peacocks herald the day and elephants roam the nights. KumbukRiver is a haven for nature-lovers, for those who cherish participatory tourism. Here, fantasies come true while you become one with nature. You can enjoy the peace and quiet of an eco haven or explore the untamed wild. There's a whole river to call yours and if adventure pumps your adrenaline, there's plenty we can offer you as well. What you can do here in itself is a discovery.

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