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Ahaspokuna bush-walks camp Sri Lanka

All-suite tented camp in the remote wilderness, offering the most immersive , luxury , wilderness living experience in Sri Lanka  

Unwind : Relax : Do everything at your own pace : Rediscover yourself and your loved ones : Immerse in complete luxury in the wilderness . . . 

Welcome to the hidden 2260-acre area of pristine wilderness at an altitude of 586M  that was created by merging a historical hideout, used in the revolution of 1817, and a 200 sq. km. area of protected forest.

This luxury tented camp with only 3 luxury Suite Tents , provides experiences that are all about immersive luxury living in remote wilderness - an environment where there are new discoveries around every corner.

Your suite , tastefully & uniquely decorated is surrounded by a 10,000 Sq M of private space  with a magical star bed and bush bathtub overlooking the grasslands.

Impeccable service levels , Sri Lankan gourmet cuisine and miles & miles of  serenity in isolation which you can't get anywhere else in the country sets the benchmark of real wilderness living   

 

 

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Living Experience

We are offering you an exclusive, private, bushwalk and wilderness living experience that has not been offered in Sri Lanka before. Our rates include all meals, accommodation, tea & coffee, drinks, as well as all walks and activities. . . Read More

 

What sets Ahaspokuna apart from any other accommodation

 

 

1. A vast space with unmatched privacy

We offer you approximately 10,000 square meters of private space; arguably the largest of its kind in any wildlife camp, lodge, hotel or other accommodation in Sri Lanka.

Inside this vast area, you will find a luxurious living space with plenty of cosy and private nooks for you to read, relax, meditate, and practice yoga. But, what sets it even further apart from any other accommodation in Sri Lanka, is the private Star Bed and Bush Bathtub that accompany each living space.Read More..

 

2. First-ever Suite Tent in Sri Lanka, the largest of its kind

Your accommodation unit consists of your arrival deck, sleeping tent, luggage and powder lounge, flushable toilet and an indoor shower that has hot & cold water. Just outside your Suite Tent, but still within your 10,000 square metres of private space, you will find a romantic Star Bed for you to relax or sleep in during the day or night, and Sri Lanka’s first-ever Bush Bathtub, overlooking the expansive grasslands.Read More..

 

3. Starry, starry nights with our full-fledged independent Star Beds for all living spaces
Ahaspokuna is the only accommodation in Sri Lanka, and quite possibly in this part of the world, to have a full-fledged, independent Star Bed for each living space. Read More..

 

4. Have a bath in our “Wild Bath” overlooking the grasslands 

A bathtub connected to hot & cold water overlooks the grasslands with every living space. You are invited to use it at any time of the day for a completely refreshing experience and with complete privacy.Read More..

 

5. We have no motorable road… this means complete bliss, away from the hustle and bustle of the outside world
Ahaspokuna is the only all-suite accommodation facility in the country, where there is no motorable route; giving peace to wildlife, the environment, and to you as well. Read More..

 

6. A unique elephant fence: encircling the humans, not the elephants
There is a very healthy and happy herd of elephants living in the vicinity of Ahaspokuna and they quite frequently pay visits to see how we are doing. They have been doing it for generations and we never want to block their paths. So we’ve built a safety fence encircling your Suite Tent, for your safety, but left the entire land free for them to wander as they please. Read More..

7. Enjoy bush walks in a way that has never been done before in Sri Lanka

Whether it’s a short and easy trail, a half-day trail of moderate difficulty, or an adventurous full-day trail, Ahaspokuna has it all!

Elephant forged trails take you through beautiful scenery, mountain ranges, waterfalls, grasslands and even through rural villages, all the while bringing you close encounters and sightings of birds and beasts of the land. All walks will be guided by a professional Naturalist and experienced Bushman, who’ve lived in this forested area for generations.Read More..

 

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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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During our world-famous bushwalks, you will be guided by professional naturalists and expert Bushmen who have lived in this forested area for several generations. Enjoy Sri Lanka's famous warmth and hospitality at its finest and make your dream of living in the wilderness a reality.

nature meditation at ahaspokuna

Private Bushwalks, Yoga, Meditation, Ayurvedic Massage Therapy, Culinary Classes, Udawalawe National Park Safaris, Exploring Prehistoric Human Settlements and a Forgotten Kingdom… is simply a beginning to your story at Ahaspokuna.

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Immerse your senses in a mosaic of habitats with wide grasslands hiding an eclectic variety of plants and herbs – some of which have medicinal value, cave systems used by elephants that go there for salt, streams, hidden waterfalls… and, amongst a plethora of mammals and birds, you discover the true meaning of co-existence. 

 

 

All this quintessentially makes Ahaspokuna what it is – a magical experience.

ahaspokuna founder - anuruddha bandara

 It’s high time that we, as the key tourism industry stakeholders, understand our responsibility when it comes to creating accommodation and expenses. We should not limit our creativity and only flock to where everyone else is going. We should have the courage, creativity and grit to go to places that seldom others goes to and create a successful, creative and sustainable Tourism Experience.

That’s exactly what we have done by creating Ahaspokuna.

Anuruddha Bandara
Founder - Ahaspokuna Bush Walks Camp

 

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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From our Frequently Asked Questions . . .

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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We only have 3 Tented Suits at Ahaspokuna and fast filling. 
You may send your expression of interest or book instantly using our online booking engine.

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Phone (+94) 70 222 8 222   Send us an Inquiry      WhatsApp Number: +94 71 066 22 02

 


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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 rainwater. 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.
Ahaspokuna by Eco Team

 

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