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On foot you feel, hear,smell it ...

Come to a 2260-acre area of pristine wilderness that was created by merging a historical hideout
(used in the revolution of 1817) and a 200 sq. km. protected forest.

 

Our concept

 

We are offering you an exclusive , private , walking safari experience , that has not been offered in Sri Lanka before. 

Our rates include All meals / accommodation / all tea coffee / drinks / all walks . Most of our meals will be vegetarian..

We are meeting you at a pre designated point and take you to the "camp" through the welcome trek which is approximately about 2 km.

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Accommodation

We offer you probably the largest private space that any camp or lodge , any hotel any accommodation could offer you in Sri Lanka...

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Trekking Trails

Under professional care, walking in the bush is safe. All walks will be guided by a professional naturalist and experienced bushmen who have lived in this area before.

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Finding Our Roots

The history of Ahaspokuna is deeply connected to

the history of Sri Lanka itself and it has indeed been an eventful past.

Its roots are deeply entrenched in the history of the great Kandyan

Kingdom in particular and the colonial invasions of the time,

as well as the heroic resistance of the hill capital

and its people against foreign invaders.

 

The highlights of this great history include the

up country leaders signing a treaty with the invaders

and the subsequent breach of contract by the colonial masters,

the 1818 Uva revolt by the key hill country leaders etc.

 

 

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This place is absolutely understated luxury in the Sri Lankan wilderness ... the sounds, and smells of the place and the sights of the animals in the wild were amazing and shared with only the guides that were showing me their back yard. The walks were challenging but so worth it for the view and the unique landscapes, the remoteness - seeing a elephant in the wild was a highlight! And hearing the barking deer was unique as were the numerous birds and butterflies and monkeys we saw both on the walk and around the camp. The food was an amazing, the service was brilliant, and the accommodation was luxurious and comfortable ... I stayed two nights but could have stayed much longer!
 
26 Feb 2017 - Reviewed by Rebecca F

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From our FAQs . . .

Is Ahasokuna different to any other safari camp concept in Sri Lanka ?

When it comes to ambiance, service, and how the day's activities go by, there are a lot of similarities between Ahaspokuna Bush Walks Camp and a high-end safari camp concept. However, the main difference is with how we do safaris. In any other safari camp in Sri Lanka, you would be getting into a safari jeep and would do morning or evening safaris depending on the number of days you stay; but with us, your safaris are walking safaris. However, though 75% of our clients have seen even elephants on our walks, we do not call our walks "Walking Safaris"; to manage expectations. We call them "Bush Walks".

Is it possible to do a safari to a national park from Ahaspokuna?

Yes it's possible. If we measure direct, as the crow flies, Udawalawe National Park is located just about 15km away and it takes only about one hour and forty five minutes to get to it's entrance. Hence, it's very possible to do a safari in the Udawalawe National Park.
We recommend a morning safari, leaving the camp early morning, where you can get back to the camp for lunch, finishing a safari around 11 a.m.

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A H A S - P O K U N A   

In the Sinhalese language (spoken in Sri Lanka), “Ahas” means “Sky” and “Pokuna” means “Pond” or “Pool”. Ahaspokuna is so named in reference to the lake here, high up in the hills, that is only fed by rain water. A former settlement that sprung up on its shores was subsequently also named “Ahaspokuna”. Today, the jungle tide has washed over where people once lived and the camp provides a wilderness retreat for those in search of something different.
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