The Leopard Trails camp site, bordering the Yala National Park, provides an authentic game park experience in a remote area surrounded by water and wilderness without conceding modern day comforts. Sleep in spacious canvas tents with ensuite bathrooms; dine on Sri Lankan or western cuisine under a starlit sky; and explore Yala’s untouched wilderness in a safari jeep with a picnic basket in hand.
Arrive at the campsite around 12 noon and, after lunch and a briefing on the Leopard Trails experience by the in-house naturalist, go on an afternoon game drive Back at the camp around 6.30 pm, relax with a chilled fruit juice or a beer in the verandah of your own tent. At nightfall, guests meet around a bonfire and share their adventures, followed by dinner and the knowledge that more adventure awaits at dawn the next morning.
Families are welcome at Leopard Trails; enquire about the Junior Ranger Programme which enables children to identify the different bird calls, animal foot prints, and learn of wildlife conservation. The in-house naturalist is ever willing to share his knowledge of the Yala’s wild elephants, leopards, sloth bear, mugger crocodiles and numerous birds.
Much is done to conserve the natural environment and benefit the local village community. Plastics are discouraged and all garbage is disposed of. Guests are also educated on environmental conservation.
The Leopard Trails all-inclusive package covers tented accommodation; two game drives per day in a customized vehicle accompanied by an experienced guide; snacks and drinks on game drives; breakfast, lunch and dinner at camp; water, fruit juices, soft drinks, tea and coffee; wine, beer, imported spirits; and all park entry fees. A minimum stay of two nights is recommended. If guests are interested in going on a private game drive accompanied with a naturalist an additional supplement is applicable.
Leopard Trails also provides a mobile camping experience within the buffer zone of Wilpattu National Park in the North West.