Chena Huts by Uga Escapes

Near Yala National Park |

The latest luxury offering from the team at UGA Escapes, Chena Huts opened in December 2015. Tucked away in a semi-protected jungle between Yala National Park and the Indian Ocean this jungle lodge enjoys the best of both worlds: when you’re not on the lookout for leopard in the national park you can stroll down to the beach, where you may be lucky to catch a glimpse of elephants paddling in the surf or turtles laying their eggs at night.

Designed to blend in with the natural surrounds, accommodation comprises of 14 detached, thatched roof ‘huts’ that have been inspired by ‘chena’ - local farmer’s traditional dwellings. When we say huts, we’re talking super spacious, ultra-private, wooden floored bungalows, complete with all mod cons and boasting a private plunge pool and expansive shaded deck area that overlooks the surrounding wilderness.

There’s plenty of time between game drives in Yala National Park to make the most of your private pool and relax on your decking, interspersed with the occasional cocktail at the bar and fine dining at Basses restaurant overlooking the ocean.

We Say
Ideal for those wanting to incorporate wildlife into their Sri Lanka holiday without forgoing creature comforts.


nr Yala National Park

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  • Your Accommodation
    • 14 cabins with private pool
    • Deluxe room amenities
  • Eating & Drinking
    • Basses restaurant
    • Bar
  • Leisure & Relaxation
    • Main swimming pool
    • Daily game drives

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