Martin's Lodge, Ratnapura
About Martin's Lodge, RatnapuraMartin's Lodge (Sinharaja) provides basic accommodation situated near the entrance to the Protected Reserve area and the Education and Information Centre. Although you don't get that feeling of being 'enclosed' by the rain forest atmosphere, there is an attractive porch area that overlooks the canopy of trees below.
Location of Martin's Lodge, Ratnapura
Martin Lodge is a rustic 10-room guesthouse situated within the Sinharaja Rainforest conservation area. Located just 200 metres from the Northern entrance to the Sinharaja, Martin’s Lodge is ideal for environmentalists and birders who wish to explore this huge virgin forest reserve at leisure.
Accommodation at Martin's Lodge, Ratnapura
Martin Lodge has ten basic rooms which consist of four triples, four doubles, one quadruple and a dormitory (which can sleep up to ten guests). None of the rooms have a/c. Rooms are furnished with single beds fitted with mosquito netting.
Facilities at Martin's Lodge, Ratnapura
The food served is all traditional Sri Lankan cuisine cooked by Martin's family. The open sided dining area overlooks the magnificent rain forest. Non-resident guests are also welcome to dine at Martin’s Lodge. The meals are charged separately and the price quoted will only be for the lodging. Martin offers guided treks into the Sinharaja.
Moist and muggy, murky and mysterious - an experience of Sinharaja is like nothing else in Sri Lanka. Trekking through this relatrvely small, yet magnificent forest, the last surviving stretch of virgin rainforest on the island, be ready to pour with sweat as you make your way through a bewildering land of exotic colours and wonderful sounds. There are many species of birds that can be seen in the Sinharaja including Jungle fowl, Lesser Yellowknife, Yellow-fronted Barbet, Malabar Trogon, Red-faced Malkoha, Sri Lanka Hanging-parrot, Indian Swiftlet, and Pompadour. All the forest expeditions have to be accompanied by a hired forest guide.