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Wild Grass

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- Luxurious eco-lodge
- Peaceful location
- 7 rooms
- Swimming Pool

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Located In the heart of Sri Lanka's cultural triangle, Wild Grass is a peaceful retreat of just 8 villas set amidst 30 acres of unfenced wilderness that is frequently visited by rabbits, deer, wild boar and over 40 species of birds.

An open-sided, two storey pavilion houses the restaurant and lounge, flanked by a large rock on one side and a lake and the magnificent Kandalama hills on the other. A strict nature conservation philosophy is followed here: much is being done to preserve the natural eco-systems, such as organic farming used to cultivate fruit and vegetables for the resort’s cuisine.

There are seven individual villas – two family villas that sleep between four to six people and five one bedroom villas for double or triple occupancy. The villas are set about 50 feet apart ensuring complete privacy and are contemporary in design with timber roofs, polished cement floors and glass sliding doors/windows that open out to the wilderness. Each villa consists of a living room with a comfortable sofa, dining room with dining table, spacious a/c bedroom with king-sized bed and bathroom with wash basin, w/c and open-air h/w rain shower. They are comfortably furnished and are equipped with flat-screen TV with satellite channels, tea/coffee facilities, Wi-Fi, IDD telephone, mini-bar, electronic safe, hair dryer and reading material. Board games are available on request. There are two bicycles in each villa for, cycling to the dining pavilion or the nearby village. The one bedroom villas (ranging from 1100 to 1,800 sq ft) are two-storey villas each with a lower-level living room and bathroom and the bedroom on the upper floor. Villas on one level are also available, where the living room and bedroom form one seamless space. There is also an ensuite bathroom and outdoor rain shower, external deck and balcony. Two to three guests can be accommodated in each villa. There are two family villas each with two well-appointed ensuite bedrooms. The family villas can accommodate four to six guests.

The resort has a large swimming pool and sundeck for relaxation and well-marked trails for walking, cycling and/or jogging. There is also an outdoor badminton court and mountain bikes for those wishing to explore the surrounding countryside. Whilst used ostensibly as a base to explore the Cultural Triangle, activities are available at the property including cooking classes and a guided walk to a stunning viewpoint.

Considering the distance from the accommodation villas to the main restaurant, Wild Grass is not recommended for those with mobility difficulties.

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  • I was also just about to email you to thank you and the team for arranging yet again, another wonderful experience.

    Mount Kenya was spectacular and wild - I think I prefer it to Kili in many ways. The entire support team was professional, friendly and all round fantastic in making sure that we were safe, well fed and well looked after. In particular, we would commend Peter the guide as well as Paul one of the porters who doubled-up as his deputy on summit day. Our route was often shrouded in mist and rain that rapidly gathered in the valleys and moorlands, and we were very impressed at how Peter managed to navigate us safely through all of that notwithstanding. In addition, we loved learning about the history of Mount Kenya from him in the evenings. And ofcourse, I was blown away by the lovely birthday surprise at the end complete with balloons and a delicious cake that had journeyed with us from day 1. One thing we might recommend because of the sudden change in weather (it would sometimes get extremely cold and wet) is for the equipment list to be a little bit more detailed in terms of its recommendations e.g. layers to be moisture-wicking, walking boots be waterproof, doubling up on socks to avoid blisters etc.

    El Karama is a beautiful conservancy and the lodge a true labour of love. Great hospitality in a relaxed environment. Delicious, fresh food. We enjoyed the drives, even if we didn't see much wildlife as the heavens opened on us for the last two outings. However, since it was very much geared towards families, I am not sure if I would stay again without kids. That said, I think it was perfect for a 3d/2n stay post mountain, and a much better choice than flying to the masai mara given the limited time we had.

    Our transits were smooth. Samuel the driver was always on time, drove safely and kept the vehicle clean.

    So it was a brilliant experience and one which I certainly will cherish for some time to come. It was great to work with you for a third time, and I certainly hope it won't be the last

    MissingJuhae C reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 01 March 2024

  • Thank you, we had an absolute wonderful time, and everything was well-planned and as described. Carla was crying on the day of our departure from Ants Nest, she didn’t want to go home and for it all to end, and when I asked how much longer she would want to stay, she responded “four weeks”

    MissingLars B reviewing Best of South Africa for Families on 01 March 2024

  • We had the most amazing time. It exceeded all my hopes of what the trip would be. The guides, the hotels - everything was of such a wonderful quality. Thank you for organizing everything. I will absolutely recommend Tourdust and use you again.

    MissingClaudia L reviewing Luxury Desert Holiday on 11 January 2024

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