Inginiyagala, Sri Lanka

Gal Oya Ecolodge

Gal Oya Lodge is a unique Sri Lanka ecolodge spread across 20 acres of private jungle where you can discover an ancient land untouched by time; a haven of serenity in which to reconnect with the rhythms of the earth. The lodge provides the perfect base camp to immerse in nature and explore the rich wildlife of Gal Oya, one of Sri Lanka’s most remote and least visited wilderness areas. You can also walk with the Vedda peoples, neighbors to the lodge and one of the last remaining communities of the forest-dwelling, indigenous people of Sri Lanka. Do it all while staying in luxurious bungalows and enjoying delicious meals.

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Flexible Stay

Travel Style

Connect with Nature, Comfortable Stay, Luxury Accommodation and Off the Beaten Path




Quiet Area and Rainforest


Wifi: None
Cell: Limited
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Speaks: English


  • Get the chance to see elephants in their natural habitat.
  • Immerse yourself in nature while staying in this secluded lodge in the jungle.
  • Explore the surrounding jungle with the village chief of the Vedda community.



Flexible Departure Date
All year

What's Included




**Note - Several guided walks and hikes in the area around the lodge are included with your stay. Safaris by boat and jeep cost extra and are arranged on arrival.


Bilingual guide


Private Bathroom and Private Room


Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Traveler Reviews

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Magical Jungle Oasis

Gal Oya Ecolodge is unlike any lodge I've ever experienced. The hospitality, food, lodge design and intimate tours are an absolutely 10/10. There is so much love and detail in every part of your experience, from fresh coffee at 5am before your safari into the park, to the intricate, Nepali and Sri Lanka inspired decor in your bathroom (which is partially located outside!). The property is extremely family, couple and solo traveler friendly. The entire team is passionate about what they do and it shows. Their safaris are led by members of the Veddha aboriginal tribe and are equipped with outstanding knowledge about the park and the wildlife present in the area. Tours include boat and jeep safaris, as well as night safaris which totally brings out your inner kid! Gal Oya Ecolodge is the ideal place to disconnect, relax, explore, and be reminded of just how incredible mother earth truly is.
September 2018

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Gal Oya Lodge

Local/Foreign Owned Ecolodge

Gal Oya Lodge is a unique ecolodge located on 20 acres of private jungle, near the Gal Oya National Park. Gal Oya National Park remains peacefully, untouched by the hand of man. It is one of Sri Lanka’s hidden gems, yet to be explored. Distinct from other Sri Lankan protected areas, Gal Oya encompasses the country’s largest inland body of water, the Senanayake Samudraya Lake. Over 25,000 hectares of lush evergreen forest and open savannahs thrive around the calm waters.

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Getting There

Gal Oya Lodge may be off the beaten track, but it’s not too hard to find. Transportation can be arranged if you'd like and here are relative travel times by road: - 3.5 hours from Kandy - 2.5 hours from Ella - 2.5 hours from Aragum Bay
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