Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort 

A contemporary and peaceful retreat close to one of Sri Lanka's most famous wildlife reserves..

Amid jungle and tropical gardens, you’ll feel a sense of escape and connected to the nature that surrounds you during a stay at Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort. With days spent on adventures in Udawalawe National Park, spying elephants in their natural habitat and keeping your senses switched on for wildlife in the wetlands, the resort is a calm place to return to. You’re always greeted with warm hospitality and, after days in the wild, take a dip in the refreshing outdoor pool before enjoying an al fresco dinner. We recommend spending at least two nights here as part of your tailor-made Sri Lanka itinerary; this will give you enough time for a safari experience in the national park.

Why we love Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort

  • This far-flung bolthole is in a prime location for reaching Udawalawe National Park and seeing the abundant wildlife that thrives there.

  • You’ll get a warm welcome from the staff here, on hand with refreshments and smiles as you arrive.

  • It’s less than half a mile from the local elephant orphanage where elephant babies are looked after and rehabilitated for release back into the wild.

  • Scrolling through the day’s incredible photos over a drink on the resort’s terrace, reflecting on exciting moments in nature.

4 stars
Nov - Jun
Colombo 10½ hours
Approximately a 15-minute drive from the entrance of Udawalawe National Park
Approx. 3 hours from Colombo airport


  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board

A single restaurant serves abundant yet simple meals, buffet style sourced from fresh and local ingredients. Head out to the terrace to enjoy the best surroundings.

The main restaurant serves buffet meals including Sri Lankan specialities and international favourites.

Order refreshments near the pool to help cool off in the sunshine.

The hotel’s bar is open from morning till night with a deck that’s a lovely spot come evening.

Pick up coffee at the café.

What's included

Breakfast at Una Sevana

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Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at Una Sevana
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