Panthera Lodge

Panthera Lodge is a unique experience for anyone who yearns to enjoy a holiday close to nature. Located in the Semi Arid Dry Zone of Sri Lanka and bordering the small fishing village of Kirinda, Panthera Lodge has the character to rejuvenate you completely. If you are a nature lover with a zest for wildlife, Panthera will provide you just that opportunity.

The architecture of the lodge was inspired by typical African Safari Game Lodges. Crisp linen and exquisite tastes of Sri Lanka are just the beginning of a wonderful experience at Panthera. The evenings start with sundowners while you enjoy the wonders of the milky-way in anticipation of a succulent barbeque prepared by the in-house chef cum caretaker “Liyanage”.

The afternoons are spent relaxing after a morning game drive tracking leopards and elephants at the Yala National Park, which is just twenty minutes away. The afternoons are warm but a soothing breeze speeds through the lodge cooling you.


Panthera Lodge can accommodate 10 adults comfortably. The main building has 10 dormitory style beds lined along a rain water harvested pond. On a clear night you can watch the stars while lying on your bed. Additionally a lockable bedroom is available. In addition a family room with air conditioning and attached toilet is available with 4 beds. At any given time, the bungalow is rented out only for 10 guests but under exceptional circumstances we will allow 2 more guests at a fee. The lodge is decorated along simple and restful lines with typical Sri Lankan artifacts, personifying that perfect harmony of elegance and comfort.

Two bathrooms are available for use with the main bathroom fitted with a shower that is exposed to the heavens. Driver’s quarters are available should you decide to take your driver along with you.

Facilities available

•    Barbecue facilities.

•    Freezer/Fridge

•    Board games.

•    Bicycles for riding.

•    On date of arrival dinner is provided only if you arrive before 8PM.

•    Linen and basic toiletry (soaps, toilet paper)  are provided free of charge.

•    Electricity and Running Water.

•    Mosquito nets for all beds.

•    Stand-by generator.