Eco Team post-COVID-certified sustainable wildlife accommodation, a boost to tourism industry

Friday, 9 April 2021 00:00 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

Alfresco dining around the campfire

 Mahoora Yala observation deck

Eco Team has achieved another ‘first’ in the Sri Lankan tourism domain by being the first and only Tented Safari Camp operator to receive approval by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority as

Eco Team Tented Safari Camps Founder Managing Director Anuruddha Bandara

Level 1-certified ‘Safe and Secure’ accommodations.

Eco Team Safari Camps offer safari experiences under the Level 1 accreditation with all three year-round locations; namely Eco Team Safari Camp – Yala, Eco Team Safari Camp – Udawalawe and Eco Team Safari Camp – Wilpattu. 

Even with the downturn in tourism due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Eco Team Safari Camps will continue to spearhead innovative wildlife accommodation solutions in order to boost the industry and support the destination management companies with its specialised wildlife products – ‘Mahoora by Eco Team’ and ‘Big Game by Eco Team’ which are available in Yala, Udawalawe and Wilpattu. Both Mahoora and Big Game products will accept foreign guests under Level 1 health and safety guidelines.

The company was also featured as one of the best eco-friendly tented safari camps in Sri Lanka by the international Hotel Journal recently. This was mainly due to its strict adherence to sustainability practices with its carbon neutral operations. Eco Team Safari Camps which are the First and only carbon-neutral campsites in Sri Lanka.

Eco Team Tented Safari Camps Founder Managing Director Anuruddha Bandara states: “I wish to convey my sincere gratitude to all the Destination Management Companies who have sent us bookings since February 2021. We are steadfast in our support towards our industry partners to successfully promote Sri Lanka for a post COVID-19 tourism resurgence. We look forward to supporting all of the destination management companies to develop unique itineraries using Eco Team Safari Camps, in order to boost tourist arrivals to the country.”