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Cinnamon Wild, Yala
Why we like it
- Bordering Yala National Park
- A four star contemporary property
- Each chalet has a balcony or terrace with views of the jungle or the ocean
- One main restaurant and two bars
- Set on 10 acres of pristine jungle and coastline
- Activities on offer are safari drives into Yala National Park, birdwatching and lake fishing
- An excellent choice of accommodation for all to be able to explore the natural wonder of Yala National Park
A night drive allows a real insight into the nocturnal life in Yala, with infrared technology, night vision goggles are used to look in to the wild at night like a Leopard, an unforgettable experience.
Our driver Sidney was excellent, first class. There should be more people in this world like him. He was calm, patient and understanding. On top of having a superb knowledge of the history of Sri Lanka, excellent driving skills and wonderful suggestions for how best to spend our time it was also the little things that really made our trip.
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Cinnamon Wild has been created to reflect a nostalgic game lodge atmosphere. There are 68 chalets, eight with a beach view and sixty with a jungle view. Each chalet is spacious and has all the comforts needed for the modern traveler. The sea is tidal here so swimming in the ocean cannot be guaranteed, but there is a large outdoor swimming pool overlooking the lake to enjoy from the mid-day heat. There is a large observation deck with a 360 degree view, which is an excellent place to spend some time watching the wildlife pass by through the lodge and the prolific birdlife. Cinnamon Wild has a knowledgeable team of naturalists who are geared to bring the wild life experience an enlightening and memorable adventure.
Best time to be there
During our winter months, when the humidity is lower and the temperature more comfortable for sightseeing and exploration. However, the monsoon season of May to September should not be discounted for travel as the whole of Sri Lanka is bursting into lush greenery due to the rainfall showing you a side of this island not everyone sees.
Colombo (Sri Lankan Airlines daily)
10 hours non-stop
GMT +6 hours
Required for British Nationals from 1st January 2012.
Yellow fever if arriving from endemic area
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