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Lying just south of Udawalawe National Park, on the edge of Chandrika Reservoir, the Centauria Lake Resort is a simple yet comfortable hotel.

The main wing has 42 rooms, and four lakeside cottages each contain two rooms, most of which are air-conditioned, with en-suite showers and lake-facing balconies. There’s also a swimming pool, café-bar and Ayurvedic centre. The hotel operates excursions into the park in 4-wheel drive vehicles with naturalist guides to see the 250-strong elephant population, plus red-faced malkoha and other birds.

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This accommodation is located in:

Udawalawe National Park

Walawe Reservoir and Udawalawe National Park comprise an area of open plains and hills at the foot of the Kaltota Escarpment. The park is good for elephants with herds of 50 to 60 individuals regularly seen and game drives are in open-top jeeps, accompanied by local wildlife guides.

  • Where: Sabaragamuwa & Uva Provinces
  • Ideal for viewing: chital, Asian elephant, sambar, wild boar, rusty-spotted cat
  • Excellent for: Birdwatching