The spaceship-like public spaces of Wild Coast Tented Lodge, which is perched on the edge of Sri Lanka’s Yala National Park overlooking the Indian Ocean. Photo: Dilmah Tea Company

Sri Lanka’s Wild Coast Tented Lodge takes glamping to a new level

  • The Yala property features otherworldly pods that fit snugly into their beachfront location
  • Guests can get up close to the wildlife, including elephants, wild boars, civets, monkeys and monitor lizards
Topic |   Sri Lanka

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The spaceship-like public spaces of Wild Coast Tented Lodge, which is perched on the edge of Sri Lanka’s Yala National Park overlooking the Indian Ocean. Photo: Dilmah Tea Company
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A tourist poses with a tiger cub. A tiger selfie is often the highlight of a trip to Thailand for many holidaymakers. Photo: Alamy

Stopping animal cruelty at tourist attractions - what not to do

  • The wildlife director of World Animal Protec­tion puts it: ‘If you can ride it, hug it or have a selfie with a wild animal, then you can be sure it is cruel’
  • From donkeys carrying tourists up punishing hills on Santorini to camels bleeding in their harnesses in Giza, tourist traps are hotbeds of animal exploitation
Topic |   Travel pros and cons

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A tourist poses with a tiger cub. A tiger selfie is often the highlight of a trip to Thailand for many holidaymakers. Photo: Alamy
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