The pioneers of tented camp safaris, Eco Team has once again set a precedent in Sri Lanka’s tourism sector with its innovative new concept of ‘mobile hotels’. In a record-breaking move, Big Game Camps & Lodges – a venture of Eco Team (Pvt) Ltd. – set up ‘camp’ for a total of 270 tourists on the breathtaking beach of Alankuda from 7 to 10 April.
Accommodating the first and the biggest-ever incentive group to stay in tented camps anywhere in Sri Lanka, it provided a truly memorable, one-of-a-kind experience for the guests from France.
This was indeed the first time in history that a group of such immense scale has stayed in Kalpitiya. An area fast becoming a sought-after destination, the success of this event certainly opens new horizons for furthering tourism opportunities in this region.
Speaking of this exciting new possibility for promoting tourism in Sri Lanka, founder of Eco Team Anuruddha Bandara stated: “The era of planning tours to where the hotels are is now over. We have the capacity to create a 75-room ‘mobile hotel’ anywhere in the country. We can accommodate up to 150 persons or more, together at one time, at any location in Sri Lanka, in luxury tents with ‘rooms’ that have a bedroom, a living area, attached toilet with hot and cold water – in short, all the facilities and comforts you expect from a hotel room, but one that can go anywhere you want it to.”
This novel idea opens up a world of opportunities to broaden the horizons of tourism in our country, especially in meeting the demands of travellers who are constantly seeking a different kind of holiday experience.
Giving guests the best of both worlds, these ‘mobile hotels’ can be set up at the heart of wilderness – on a location of their choosing right across Sri Lanka. From a remote beach on the east coast, arid scrub jungle in the north, an isolated reservoir in the central plains to lush forests in the south, the choice is as vast as our island’s diversity.
However, if guests wish to forego the option of the wildly unusual, camps can also be set up on the perimeters of Wilpattu, Yala and Udawalawe National Parks or any other wildlife park or reserve requested by the guests.
For those who wish for the ultimate experience of camping inside a national park or on another wilderness location in style and comfort, Mahoora Luxury Tented Safari Camps – Sri Lanka’s award winning pioneer and a successful venture of Eco Team – provides the absolute dream of enjoying the best of nature with the best of luxury too.
As with all of Eco Team’s ventures, Big Game Camps & Lodges also offers 100% environment-friendly accommodation, operating on the ‘pack in and pack out’ practice where the tents are put up just prior to guest arrival and moved out after departure to minimise the impact on nature.
Big Game Camps & Lodges is owned and operated by Eco Team, which created the tented safari concept in Sri Lanka in 1998 and has since made its mark as an innovative camping service provider committed to bring its guests a novel holiday which balances the excitement of the wilds with comfort and style. Eco Team offers a full portfolio ranging from premium mobile tented safaris to outdoor adventure packages that includes cycling, trekking, canoeing and more.
With a wealth of knowledge on Sri Lanka’s wilderness gathered over many seasons of operating adventure and nature excursions, it has inherent expertise and an intimate understanding of the environment and the attractions of the reserves which enables it to offer the very best of nature holidays and a memorable experience to its guests.
The tented camps and ‘mobile hotel’ concept offered by Eco Team is also affordable and offers Sri Lankans as well as tourists a chance to enjoy and experience the wonders of our country’s wilderness in a unique and memorable way.
For more information visit www.srilankabiggamesafaris.com or call Arshad on 0771093339.