Kalu’s Hideaway- A Jungle Retreat with a truly Sri Lankan Flavour
Blending the nature and wildlife theme along with Sri Lanka’s favorite pastime – Cricket, the beautiful safari lodge Kalu’s Hideaway is a perfect example of a truly Sri Lankan dwelling.
Udawalawe National Park is one of Sri Lanka’s top national parks, with year-round sightings of the Sri Lankan Elephant as well as many rare migrant species. It is a well-known hotspot for sightings of the elusive Jungle Cat. This park is truly a must for any wildlife itinerary.
Located fifteen minutes from the national park lies a truly unique property owned by one of Sri Lanka’s most loved legendary cricketers Romesh Kaluwitharane – fondly known as “Kalu”. This jungle retreat is a haven after a long day on safari.
As you enter the property, you will be welcomed to a reception with some beautiful wildlife themed décor and imagery, and as you walk down towards the lobby you will see a beautiful museum-quality gallery of cricket memorabilia. Cricket is Sri Lanka’s favourite pastime and part and parcel of what it means to be Sri Lankan. Hence a property that blends this passion with wildlife and nature is truly a one of a kind.
The bedrooms are spacious and luxurious with private balconies extending to views of the lush tropical greenery of the property’s estate.
With impeccable service and mouthwatering cuisine, this is the perfect “hideaway” to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city as well as an ideal retreat after a long day of safari.