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Royal Retreat Camping


About Us

If you’re looking to have an up close and personal encounter with nature, The Royal Retreat campsite is the perfect venue for it. Spread out over 200 acres of plush green forestland in the Sigiriya region, it offers the definitive Sri Lanka camping experience. Carefully enclosed by an electric fence, this is one of the safest, family friendly camping sites in Sri Lanka. This is luxury safari camping in Sri Lanka that brings together rugged wilderness with delicate comfort for an experience that’s totally wild.

Why Royal Retreat Camping

Camping in Sri Lanka is a precious experience. Very few places in the world have such a rich density of fauna and flora. At the Royal Retreat Campsite, nature is always playing some wonderful tune. Peace and privacy reign. The butterflies and birds are sometimes close enough to touch and if you’re lucky you might spot an elephant or two when they come tramping along the pathways close to the parameter fence. Grey langurs often visit, while at night creatures such as the spotted deer, porcupine and the rare slow loris might also make an appearance. But at the same time this is a place of comfort and luxury camping. Sri Lanka will amaze you with its diversity.

Guests may roam freely all over the property. We also offer bullock cart safaris. A slow and relaxed mode to explore the beauty and intricate details of the forest.


The campsite at Royal Retreat is made up of 12 camps, which rest above ground level on stilted wooden decks. Each tent can accommodate up to 5 people.

Common features

  • Coffee table
  • Large veranda
  • Tea/coffee making facility with wood fire stove
  • Shoe rack
  • Changing area
  • Cloth hanger
  • Wellington boots with disposable socks
  • Insect proof nets around windows


Our spacious luxury tents come air conditioned with log wood beds, luxury bathroom with shower, outdoor tub with wooden pail, personalised toiletries, hot/cold water, portable umbrella chairs for camping, gun boots with disposable socks and complimentary bullock cart safari ride on arrival.

Semi – Luxury

Our semi luxury tents comprise of log wood beds, separate bathroom with shower, outdoor tub with wooden pail, personalised toiletries, hot/cold water, portable umbrella chairs for camping, gun boots with disposable socks. (Air coolers are available on request for an additional fee)


Meals are served in our traditionally designed outdoor dining area, and the cuisine consists of a mix of Sri Lankan and western fare. There is also a jungle barbeque, as well as the possibility to have your meal served at a special location of your choice.


  • Bullock cart safari
  • Night safari on campsite
  • Minneriya , Eco Park or Kawdulla safari
  • Sri Lankan village style lunch

Health and safety

  • Electric fence surrounding parameter of fence to ensure no intrusion from elephants
  • All tents rest 3 – 4 ft. above ground level
  • All tents are covered with insect proof nets
  • Guidelines will be handed to all guests on arrival
  • Butler service on call at all times
  • Doctor available on premises 24/7

*Please note that the Royal Retreat Campsite is located 7 km away from our main hotel. All guests will be required to give proof of identification prior to arrival.