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Big Game Camp - Wilpattu

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Big Game Camp - Wilpattu, is Set up at the periphery of the largest and oldest national Park in Sri Lanka, offering best wildlife viewing experience to guests. Of all the wildlife that can be seen on safari in the Wilpattu National Park two very special animals- Sri Lankan Sloth Bear and Sri Lankan Leopard takes pride of place. The camp has comfortable fully furnished tents with attached partitioned toilets and equipped with raised beds, bed linen, towels, a flashlight, a shoe rack, foldable chairs, a coffee table, and an umbrella to ensure the guests’ comfort.Big Game Camp can provide more than just accommodation and guest can book safaris for an additional price.Big Game Camp all inclusive package will provide a Half day Safari that will include all entrance and permit fees, jeep ,picnic basket, chilled beverages to provide the best safari experience. All 3 meals, Tea coffee & beer, snacks are also included for the all inclusive package. The heritage city of Anuradhapura is approximately 58 km from Big Game Camp Wilpattu.Pick up and transfers from and to any destination, including airport could be arranged at an extra charge.
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Dambulla, Sigiriya Airport73 km
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US$ 92 - US$ 173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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We arrived a bit late for lunch, and were not impressed by the lunch we got. The tent had a bed, but very basic. The toilet did not flush very well, the shower was dirty, there was hardly any light nor space. The dinner was supposed to be a BBQ in the open air, but it was one
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We stayed at Big Game Camp two nights. The rooms are pretty decent. Enough room for suitcases and beds with room to walk around. Bathroom was clean and everything in working condition. We prefer to eat vegetarian food so notified the camp in advance and when we asked if it would
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Response from Anuruddha B, Owner at Big Game Camp - Wilpattu
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you very much, your review is highly appreciated. We are glad that you were satisfied with every aspect of your stay and we are highly concerned that the food was not to your satisfaction. We will definitely look into it and take immediate action as these are not the regular standards we maintain at Big Game Camps. We are thrilled that you had a great safari and spotted 6 leopards. That's very rare! Thank you for taking time to write and share your experience. We hope you will visit us again!
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I spent 2 nights at the Big Game Camp, Wilpattu. It is very close to the entrance of the National Park, I'd say a 10 minutes drive. So location -> top marks.

The tents are comfortable enough for two nights but there is room for improvement.
Especially the bathroom which was full
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Response from Anuruddha B, Owner at Big Game Camp - Wilpattu
Responded 4 weeks ago
We are thankful for your kind review. Thank you for sharing all the details of your experience with the viewers. We are glad that you loved the location, accommodation, food and the safaris. The input and suggestion given on areas for improvement will be taken for further enhancement. We are sorry for any inconveniences caused. Do visit us again when you get an opportunity !
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You might think from the pictures on the website that this is a ‘glamping” experience. Well it isn’t - it reminded me more of cub camp at Herne Bay in the 60s although back then we had to dig latrines, whereas here you get a flush loo and a hand basin at the back of the tent.
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Response from Anuruddha B, Owner at Big Game Camp - Wilpattu
Responded 11 Nov 2018
We thank you for your review and highly appreciate your compliments on our accommodation, food, service, the location and the experience as a whole. We agree here at Big Game Camps we aim to provide a basic camping experience with a rustic feel and it is marketed as an economically friendly product rather than a glamping experience. We thank you for staying with us and hope you will visit us again!
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Initial reaction is that the accommodation is very basic. The tent was quite small and very dark. Bed was very comfortable but the rear area containing the washing facility was very below standard. Water pressure not sufficient for shower to work. No hot water. Sink leaning over
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Response from Anuruddha B, Owner at Big Game Camp - Wilpattu
Responded 6 Nov 2018
Thank you for your descriptive review on your stay with us. It is very much appreciated. We are glad that you loved our food and the safari. We are sorry that you did not enjoy the accommodation. These are not the normal standards we maintain and they will be rectified with immediate effect. We apologize for any inconveniences caused due to it. Thank you for your suggestions and thank you for staying with us. We hope you would be back to explore more of the wilderness!
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Hi Can anybody tell me at what time the evening safari starts and if it's possible to arrange onward transport from here to Sigiria? Thanks
The wilpattu safari started in the afternoon (after lunch); there is a night walk of 30' around the camp. This could sound silly but it was a lovely experience.
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1. Please would you let me know whether transport with a driver to the ancient sites at Anuradhapura can be arranged locally from Big Game Camp? 2. Is it possible to observe a variety of birds and butterflies by walking in Big Game Camp? 3. Can additional safaris be purchased while staying in the Camp? Thank you. Richard.
Hi Richard, Yes to all of the above. Big Game offers all these services. Hope you enjoy your holiday!
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Could anyone give me tips at Big Game Camp Wilpattu? Do they have hot shower? How is their safari? like price, how long, when and so on. cheers! Ryo
Hello, for the tour you have to caculate with 4 Hour Minimum Best way is to Start early Morning at 5.30 from the Camp Full day tour Cout ne Hard on the car. There is a Break in the Park with Basic Toilette and the Team take some Snacks Fruit and Drinks in the car All Tents have a hot shower. We recomment the Tents from the sector A Nr 6 Or 8
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Hi Big Game Camp Wilpattu, hope this email find you well. we are interested in staying there next month. we are just wondering if you have hot shower or not as I red the review on trip adviser that says they only got cold shower. because we are really bad at at cold shower and concerned about. and do you have safari tour, right? can you tell me the a little bit detail? like the price, how long we go, what time we start or we need to make a reservation in advance. look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Ryo
"Pay more for a bigger tent via Mahoora"
"Take a very powerful torch."
"Every tent is the best tent, they are spacious and comfortable and clean."
"It may be better to limit the number of people to two. With three people it does get a bit crowded."
"all rooms (tents) seemed similar."
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US$ 92 - US$ 173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sri LankaNorth Central ProvinceAnuradhapura
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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