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10 guests
2 bedrooms
6 beds
2 baths
10 guests
2 bedrooms
6 beds
2 baths
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

The world-famous 40ft two story Elephant Villa consists of two very large airy bedrooms and a lounge area with the living spaces promoting togetherness as families and friends have often discovered. Elephant Villa is served by two toilets and a spacious bathroom with hot water shower, giving you a tastefully designed eco experience.


Standard: Essentials, Fire extinguisher
Other highlights: Free parking on premises, Breakfast, First aid kit

House Rules

Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM


35 Reviews

Krisinda User Profile
July 2018
Very special & unique property. About a two hour drive from the yala gate park entrance. We sadly only spent 1 night here. I would definitely recommend spending at least 2 and taking advantage of the hiking guided tours they offer and spa treatments. Definitely felt like you wer…
Bram User Profile
January 2018
Amazing place to relax surrounded by the wonderful nature of Sri Lanka. The Kumbuk RIver team went out of their ways to make our stay perfect. Highly recommended!
Alyssa User Profile
January 2018
This is a unique place! Very much off the beaten path. We only stayed 1 brief night. The property is fun to walk around and explore. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. The dinner/lunch was great. You have to eat onsite because there are no other options anywhere else aroun…
KumbukRiver User Profile
Response from KumbukRiver:
As always nothing makes us happier than guests who go away delighted with great memories. Yes, one night is hardly inadequate considering what guests can explore and the unique insights. True, we are a bit away from civilization which is also what makes us special and this is also why we currently surprise our guests with free lunch, dinner, tea/coffee. Sorry, you were disappointed about the trip to Yala; it is a public debate but doesn’t stop Yala being the most visited wildlife park in Sri Lanka. But overall, hope you had a great time in Sri Lanka.
January 2018
Rick User Profile
October 2017
A unique place to stay. How often can you get to sleep and eat inside an elephant?? A fabulous place to connect to the natural environment and stay with people who are passionate about their project. This is a chance to experience the local wildlife and culture in a way that make…
Elizabeth User Profile
September 2017
We had a wonderful stay here, in the middle Of no-wer, and this is why it was fantastic. The elephant villa looks exactly like the photos, we saw elephants on the road leading up to the villa which was exciting. The food was fab& over all a lovely stay
Caroline User Profile
September 2017
Wow, what an incredible place! This is truly amazing in every way. Mr Gamini is a fabulous host and his team are so welcoming and lovely. We had such a short visit but made the best of it and we're able to explore the property ad the area on some walks and a boat tour. The philos…
Rachel User Profile
August 2017
Superb 24h spent at KumbukRiver, the elephant accommodation was beautiful and well thought out at every level. Plenty activities to keep you busy and the team will go the extra mile to ensure you have an informative, interesting and comfortable stay. Food was also great and we wi…

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Buttala, Sri LankaJoined in April 2015
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79 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day
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