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The Beach Camp - Yala Sri Lanka

Overview of The Beach Camp - Yala

Situated along the shores of Kirinda beach, The Beach Camp Yala offers comfortable rooms and luxury tents with calming views of the ocean or lush greenery. Free parking is provided, while internet access is available at a surcharge.

The property is a 25-minute drive to Yala National Park and 20-minute drive to Thissamaharama Bus Stand. Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport is accessible within a 45-minute drive, while Matara Railway Station is a 3-hour drive away.

Simply furnished, rooms and luxury tents come with a desk and clothes rack. The private bathroom offers shower and free toiletries.

At The Beach Camp Yala, guests can request for luggage storage, laundry and fax/photocopying services. The tour desk can assist with car rentals, airport shuttle service and sightseeing arrangements.Housing a restaurant, guests can enjoy tasty dishes from a selection of various cuisines. 

The Beach Camp, Yala is an idea that is born out of passion - specifically, passion for two things - wildlife camping and hospitality. It is by combining these passions that we create for you an experience rivaled by no other.

The team at the Beach Camp consists of people who are at the end of the day, wildlife lovers and campers at heart. Their love of this wild is what drives them to provide you with the best experience possible. This is not our job – it’s our dream that we convert into your reality. We cater to those who seek excitement, who want more than the average wildlife experience, those who crave adventure.

Tied to the popular Elephant Reach Hotel, what we offer is something unique. The teams creating this for you are all experts in the various aspects of the experience – from wildlife, the setting up of campsites to hospitality. This ensures that you are offered the very best from people who know how to deliver it to you.

The Beach Camp operates based on core values – the values of passion and customer service. We believe in what we are doing and that’s what sets us apart. It’s about us giving you the chance to create memories that you will never forget and to transfer our love of the wild to you.

There are several activities around the premises of The Beach Camp Yala

Gaming Rides

The fear of getting bored certainly will never be a legitimate fear when LSC is handling the show. In fact one visit may not be enough for you to enjoy all we have to offer.

Yala boasts of the highest leopard population in the island and a wide variety of wildlife. Join the guided safaris with their experienced trackers where you have the opportunity to marvel at not only leopards, but also elephants and perhaps even sloth bears in their natural environment.

With its incredibly variety of birds; one can even choose to spend the day bird watching. And that’s not even the half of it – we also offer hiking trails, photography trails, lake finishing and so much more.

Night Safari

If you are looking for something a little different and off the beaten track, then consider a night safari in Yala jungle. It offers you the opportunity of immersing in the beauty and splendour of nature bathed in moonlight while seeing nocturnal animals in natural settings. This provides the opportunity for visitors to appreciate and value the treasures of nature. You are simply exposed to the wildlife habitats where the sounds made by numerous creatures can be heard and the animals that roam the jungle at night could be sighted.

Bird Watching

The Beach Camp Yala is situated with close proximity to some of the best places in the world to watch birds.

Bundala National Park is only a 30 minute drive from the hotel and one could enjoy the unique opportunity of seeing some hundreds of rare species. It is reported that there are over 197 species of bird both migratory and endogenous; over 383 plant species and over 324 species of vertebrates living in this 6216 hectare park.

Kumana is a well-known bird sanctuary situated in the Yala East and spreads over 35,664 hectares. It is a place where the birds breed and roost and this had made the place famous among bird watchers. During the months of April- July one could see many species of birds that flew over 9000-11,000 kilometres every year to reach the Kumana Park.

Country Life

You can enjoy a cart ride around a traditional village and enjoy Lankan cuisine made by village women while taking pleasure in seeing the country life where serenity prevails. The tour also includes the opportunity to witness the making of traditional Sri Lankan food including curd, sweetmeats by Sinhala women.


Kirinda known for its historical importance has recently been recognized as one of the best sites for diving. World renowned science fiction icon Arthur C Clarke pioneered in putting Kirinda on the map when he used it as his base for his diving exploration to write his book The Treasure of the Reef. It’s only five-minute walk from the hotel to dive into an experience of combination of sandstone reefs carved by strong tides, watching many species of fish including, angel-fishes, rays, giant maori wrasses, porpoises, gray sharks and tuna. Diving in sea waters off Kirinda is a rare experience indeed.


Kirinda is a traditional fishing village and boasts of long standing cultures of both karadiya (sea water) and miridiya (fresh water) fishing traditions. There is a rare opportunity to study these cultures with first hand experiences in their livelihoods including fisher folk hauling in their ma-del or fishing nets, drying fish for karavala (dry fish) etc. Fishing in the Yoda Weva is an exciting experience. This could be bettered with the prospect of cruising to the Kurulu Doopatha (Birds Island) to hold a BBQ party.

Accommodation of The Beach Camp - Yala

There  are seven tents in the Camp Premises

Offering breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean, our camp boasts the largest luxury tents in Sri Lanka which is 420 square feet in size. Our safari tents consist of either a queen-sized bed or twin-bed combo and an additional bed that could be provided for a third. Presently we have seven Comfort Tents with the finest creature comforts.

The canvass covered tents with thatched roofs are furnished with exquisite mahogany furniture, handmade coir mats and linen curtains.

Complementing our elegantly furnished bedroom, each tent has a spacious private bathroom with running water, cemented floors, wooden framed mirror, a basin sunken into the structure and a flushing toilet.

Everything you need for a luxury camping holiday is at your disposal. Complementary tea and coffee with a mix of homely delights to set you up for in- room dining and the outstanding natural beauty afford you the best holiday you’d ever have.

Dining of The Beach Camp - Yala

Let’s face it. In the wild or not, few things can make or break an amazing experience like the food. Being tied to the luxurious Elephant Reach Hotel ensures our customers the highest standard in terms of their meals. We allow you to design the menu to your exact needs. Whether it's a light breakfast with a luxury dinner, a full English breakfast or even three full meals a day.

You can opt for a barbecue at the campsite or even a gourmet meal on top of a rock by the sea. You are in total control.

Facts of The Beach Camp - Yala

City - Kirinda

Category - Luxury Tented Safari Camps in Sri Lanka

Distance from Colombo - 276 km ( 5 h Drive )

Distance from Airport - 300 km (5 h 8 min Drive)

Price Guide - Rates on Request

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