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Monkey Camp

Private room in dome house hosted by Vatsala
16+ guests4 bedrooms12 beds4.5 baths
Clean and tidy
2 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
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Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
The Hanuman bungalow sits amid the centre of the developed portions of the property. Most probably every morning the monkeys will be on the roof and you could listen to over 50 species of bird calls from this bungalow. This is paradise for nature lovers

The space
Built right at the edge of the Great Tank Parakrama, this beautiful bungalow in a research centre for the Primates of the dry zone of Sri Lanka, can room 4 families comfortably. One room sleeps 3-4 people. Every room has AC and instant hot water showers. We have upgraded our loft into a room that sleeps 2-3 guests and it overlooks a green canopy all year through.

You wake up to bird sounds and to macaque calls. Water birds would skim past you when you paddle the canoes in the water. We offer several tours for guests interested in our research for a cost as well as boat tours and safari jeep for the elephant gathering in Minneriya national park

Guest access
Swimming in the Parakrama samudraya which is at our door step. We organize Tours for guests to watch the Primates we have studied for the past 45years. Our latest movie is coming to the big screen in the USA May 2015 as "Monkey Kingdom, Disney Nature'

Other things to note
We rent out 10 separate rooms in four buildings. One is a large bungalow which houses 4 separate rooms, Room1: 1DB/2SB. Room2: 1DB/2SB. Room3: 3SB. (These are family rooms which can sleep two adults and two children or four adults) Smaller cabin has two separate rooms sleeping 4 people per room. One queen bed with a very good quality wooden bunk bed. Each room in both houses has it's own bath and toilet. One triple room next to our Lab and four rooms (2DB, 1TRPL,1SB) in the main Lodge
The Hanuman bungalow sits amid the centre of the developed portions of the property. Most probably every morning the monkeys will be on the roof and you could listen to over 50 species of bird calls from this b…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 2 single beds
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed, 2 single beds
Bedroom 4
3 single beds

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Iron
Free parking on premises
Cable TV
Washer
Air conditioning
Hangers
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Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Polonnaruwa, North Central Province, Sri Lanka

The forest canopy which offeres a cool sanctuary than anywhere else in the Polonnaruwa city.

Hosted by Vatsala

Joined in March 2012
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I fell in love with Polonnaruwa and it's population of toque macaques and the other two langurs as soon as I'd finished the first session in the field one weekend 15 years ago. It's been the jungles: monkeys, birds and other animals which took most of my interest. We own and run this research site in Polonnaruwa which can host 24 people at one time for studies or just for staying over to take a boat tour or enjoy a weekend with a stroll in the lake-bed or the forest at any time of the year.
I fell in love with Polonnaruwa and it's population of toque macaques and the other two langurs as soon as I'd finished the first session in the field one weekend 15 years ago. It'…
During your stay
We are onsite most of the time. My husband travels back and forth to Polonnaruwa but I am stationed mostly in Colombo as my son is sitting for his GCE AS in May 2016

Please inbox me if you have a query on rates as the sites only allows one rate per listing and we have reduced rates when the number of guests decrease.
We are onsite most of the time. My husband travels back and forth to Polonnaruwa but I am stationed mostly in Colombo as my son is sitting for his GCE AS in May 2016

Pl…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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