Come and immerse yourself in the very rich Sri Lankan culture and discover simplicity as a way of life in Udawalawe

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  • Last activity: 16 Apr 2024



 Min stay requested: at least 1 month



  • Description


    If you wish to drop into a little jungle paradise, the Camp is where you want to volunteer. Nestled near Udawalawe National Park, the wildlife is abundant: birds, elephants, monkeys and butterflies will be your daily buddies. From sunrise till sunset, the lake facing the Camp is a marvelous spectacle where you get the chance to observe the peaceful pace of life of the villagers living in the surroundings.

    The Camp emerged from the concept which has guided the owners (Vijayanthi and Souhaine) through all of their life « Less is more ». Simplicity, happiness and kindness are the main things you will find out here.

    Guests have the choice in between different activies: we organise safari tour at Udawalawe National Park, Safari around the lake facing the Camp, picnic and swim at the river.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Volunteering at the Camp is a chance to immerse yourself in the very rich Sri Lankan culture and to rediscover simplicity as a way of life.

    Moreover, the concept behind the Camp is unique. It is an example of how we can only live using local and recycled products. The whole camp is made out of recycled objects such as bottles of wine, champagne or pieces of wood found in the surroundings. Also, this is a special place made to keep the traditions alive and to show that they have a place in the modern world! The Camp is a beautiful example of true sustainable/eco tourism. It is the perfect place to live for a few months for whoever is keen to learn about building a business while respecting the nature, the environment, the traditions and the people.

  • Help


    The workawayers tasks will be
    To take care of the guests:
    - Welcome the guests and explain the daily routine at the Camp
    - Help the guests to plan their activities: safari at Udawalawe National Park, canoeing on the lake, picnic at the waterfalls and rivers, historical sites, neighborhood safari
    - Help to plan guests’ transit from the Camp to where they need to go.

    Please be aware that working hours will be spread across the day, as the most important times are breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Hindi: Fluent
    Tamil: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Share accomodation and bathroom. 3 meals provided per day

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Depending on the workload in the Camp, workawayers are welcome to join the guests on their different activities organised during the day. For example picnic at the river or go canoeing at sunset or sunrise.

    Please note that this is a remote area in the middle of the jungle, so in the time off during the day, this is the perfect place to relax, recharge, read and reconnect with nature. As this is an off grid Eco-friendly Camp, we stick to the philosophy of being disconnected so there is no wifi available. We suggest to purchase a local sim card, Dialog and Airtel have the best coverage.

    During days off, the volunteer can reach the coast in a few hours. The main tourist spots Ella, Haputale, Hambantota and Galle are a few hours from the Camp and can be reached by bus or by car.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 812944779751

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