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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights, as a base for Yala safari however after reading reviews we have decided to go for half day safari only and to explore Kumbuk river area instead. This is not a stay, it is an experience. Our accommodation - tree house, was superb! The view of the river, the room build around the tree,...

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Reviewed 8 January 2017

Rooms: We stayed in the Jungle Lorry called "PRIYA". It was a unique experience. Clean place, clean bathrooms, private dining area, aircon and etc... Staff: Very friendly. Just like being home with your loved ones. Activities: You get to experience the real Sri Lankan village life. Nothing is fake. Highly recommended to couples, families and anyone... We will visit Kumbuk...

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Gampaha, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Myself and my husband stayed in this amazing place in 2 nd week of December at Tree Luxuria. Bed was over looking the beautiful Kumbuk river and view was breathtaking. Room was very clean and neat. It was nicely built with two trees inside.It also had a mini fridge. All three meals were mouth watering and served in the upper...

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Reviewed 30 November 2016

The place gives unique experience and the staff do their best to provide individual treatment that is tailored to personal preferences. The whole family has a memory that ill never forget. Very special thanks to the lodge manager

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Portland
Reviewed 29 November 2016

I can't express in words how amazing Kumbuk River is. Gamini is a world class host whose charm is matched by his professionalism. The area itself is an amazing piece of nature and tries to keep true to the goals of eco tourism. Our stay was for 2 nights and I wish it could have been much longer. Gamini went...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 23 November 2016

My wife and friend stayed there while on tour in Sri Lanka! What an awesome place! 3 unique accommodation options with different highlights! The owner, Gamini was very accommodating and gave us a very special tour of the river and area in the morning, including a mud bath! Dinner was delicious and personalised to our needs! Breakfast was traditional Sri...

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Sri Lanka
Reviewed 23 October 2016

This Kumbukan river extraordinaire eco-lodge is situated on the Buttala Maligavila village. You can enjoy the peace and quiet of an eco friendly and explore the untamed wild experience. Location was very good. I really recommend this one as great value and location...!!!

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2Thank Sameera K
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Stopped in the elephant. It has two bedrooms upstairs and a large common area with separate bathroom downstairs. Watch out for the frogs in the toilet! Most (all?) of the staff are from the local village. This area is one of the poorer areas of Sri Lanka so the income from tourism is clearly needed and helping the locals. Gamini...

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1Thank MyNameJeff
Reviewed 1 October 2016

I arrived with my driver at Kumbuk River for a 2 night stay at an extremely low point in my life and left with hope in my heart, yes I shed more than a few tears to get there. Not being very brave, staying (not in the elephant) but in the villa on stilts overlooking the river surrounded by nature...

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1Thank Angie N
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Love, love and loved this place!!!!! The moment I found the Elephant Villa, I could not like any other place near to the city to go to the safari. During my travel date, Yala block 1 was closed so I could easily make my decision of staying here as its 1.5 hours from Ruhunu and Lungumwala entrance. Elephant villa was...

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Every time a new guest arrives at our green haven off the beaten-track, ‘mother nature’ prides with joy. Naturally, the staff at KumbukRiver shares the honor of hosting you to a holiday at one with nature, should you decide to come. Welcome to a world where time stands still and beauty surrounds you. KumbukRiver is nestled on the banks of Kumbukkan River, just outside the sleepy village of Dambeyaya, some 260kms south-east of Colombo. The other side of the river is the buffer zone of Yala National Park, Sri Lanka’s foremost wildlife sanctuary. The river, which springs out in the central hills of Sri Lanka, meanders through the twin wildlife reserves of Yala and Kumana Bird Park, entering the sea off the famous surfing beach of Arugam Bay. KumbukRiver offers unparalleled vistas of absolute river-front seclusion for guests who want to relax and unwind. ... more   less 

Additional Information about KumbukRiver Eco-Extraordinaire

Address: Buttala 07, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Buttala
Price Range: €95 - €237 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Tree Luxuira is the best for a couple. Lorry room is also fine but not spacious as Tree luxuira.”
 of 5 bubbles 732tanyam, 16 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Luxury Tree House”
 of 5 bubbles 494ahmedh, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The lorry was a romantic perfect spot for us as a couple”
 of 5 bubbles padric1, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“depends on the number of travelers as to which room you will be offered”
 of 5 bubbles 725angien, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If you are used to sleeping in air con then don't choose the elephant villa but tree luxuria”
  • Kumbuk river view from my room
  • Elephant villa from outside
 of 5 bubbles RianaDhaka, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
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