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The Ibis - Wilpattu Sri Lanka

Overview of The Ibis - Wilpattu

The Ibis’ – Wilpattu -  Overlooking and bordering a local Lake and nestled on a 2 ½ acre land surrounded and hidden by greenery sits The Ibis, a two bed roomed exclusive and private ‘Villa’ styled property which  lets you experience the absolute peace and serenity of rural Sri Lanka only to be broken by the twittering of over a hundred species of birds by day and at night it gives you the impression that you could touch the moon and the stars making you feel that you are one with nature.


their ‘Nest’, Owned, Designed and built by them using only local craftsmen, materials and people from the village, Initially as a holiday getaway for them, their 3 boys and family. their main aim in opening out ‘The Ibis – Wilpattu’ to YOU, is that you feel at home and enjoy traditional Sri Lanka warmth and hospitality.


It is to let you enjoy the joys of nature and tranquility that we so much enjoy and long for in comfort and safety. The staff at The Ibis are, extended family members who have been known to us for some time and they will take care of you like their own.


food and its quality is a key aspect of ‘The Ibis – Wilpattu’ and they assume will be yours as well. their meals are made with local produce, sourced pre-dominantly from the surrounding home gardens, farms and lakes and cooked to traditional Sri Lankan village recipes by their Chef who is from the area BUT they have ensured the cook knows how to make a few ‘can’t do without’ western dishes as well !


Named after the ‘IBIS’  a bird species from the stork family Threskiornithidae , who were venerated as a God in some cultures and as being responsible for time, the moon and magic, in some other cultures as the sign of fertility which characteristics do justice to the magical and idyllic setting for The Ibis – Wilpattu. This along with the two species of Ibis found on the lake which the property overlooks, was the inspiration for the name of this two bed roomed private‘Villa’ styled property.


The Roost

Consists of a long comfortable settee which allows you to sit back and get a ‘well earned rest’ after a long journey or a satisfying safari with a cool chilled glass of your favorite brew, while enjoying the sun reflect off the waters in front of you!


It also has a few mats weaved locally using reeds with large cushions to allow a quick moment of shut eye, meditation or a bit of quality time and friendly competition with your loved ones on one of our various board games.



Accommodation of The Ibis - Wilpattu

There are two bedroom types 


The Woodpecker

Is a spacious and airy room with a double bed which looks onto the lake through four 6 ½ foot French windows. The large toilet consists of a W/C and a rainwater shower with hot water.

The Hornbill

Large, cozy and a bright room with two single beds which could be made into a double if required and this too looks onto the lake through four 6 ½ foot French windows. The spacious toilet consists of a W/C and a rainwater shower with hot water.


Facts of The Ibis - Wilpattu

City - Wilpattu National Park

Category - Adventure and Wildlife Hotels

Distance from Colombo - 165 km (3 h 44 min Drive)

Distance from Airport - 137 km (3 h 4 min Drive)

Price Guide - Rates on Request


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