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Noel Rodrigo’s Leopard Safaris is run by a wildlife specialist, eager to educate adults and children alike on nature conservation and the exotic fauna and flora of this island paradise. The campsite is set on top of a mountain, under the canopy of an ancient pygmy forest, with spectacular 360 degree views of central highlands and the Victoria valley. Accommodation takes the form of mobile tents and Leopard Safaris follow strict eco-friendly policies: the tents are lit up with hurricane lamps and bottled water is used for cooking and bathing. During the day, go trekking and pass waterfalls, flora and fauna and wild animals.
Guests can also do rock climbing, bird watching, tea plucking and tree planting and go on a night time safari. They operate the Knuckles camping experience only during the dry season from March to November. Families with children are welcome. Meals comprise of traditional Sri Lankan cuisine and delicious ‘jungle BBQs’. Those with special meal preferences and food allergies must inform your Red Dot travel consultant ahead of time: Noel Rodrigo’s Leopard Safaris caters for vegetarians, vegans and those with allergies if warned ahead of time.
Noel Rodrigo’s Leopard Safaris offers an all-inclusive rate that covers: accommodation; all meals and snacks; all beverages, including drinks from the Jungle Bar; trekking accompanied by an expert naturalist; one-hour night safari drive in a Toyota land cruiser, and other activities such as bird watching, rock climbing, bathing in natural rock pools and waterfalls, tea plucking and tree planting. If guests are interested in going on a private game drive accompanied with a naturalist an additional supplement is applicable.
Accommodation is in twin, double or family tents that are set away from each other to provide privacy. The customised South African canvas tents have a zip-up flap system for the windows and doorways to keep out insects. The tents are well ventilated with sizable windows right around and even on the roof. Each tent consists of a sleeping area that opens on to a small sit-out with camp chairs. There is also a side table, shelf, camp chair, side-stool, mirror, torch and umbrella. The toilet, shower and wash basin are detached, located just outside in two separate tents. The w/c is a bio-degradable flushing toilet and the shower consists of a separate changing area. The water for the shower is manually filled each day: hot water is provided for the shower upon request.
Twin & Double Tents: Has a Furnished with twin or queen-sized beds.
Family Tents: Consists of two separate sleeping areas on either side, separated by a lounging area. Both rooms share one w/c and shower. Can sleep four guests. Furnished with twin or king-sized beds. There is also a larger family tent that can accommodate six guests.
Relax in a hammock and take in the breath-taking scenery or sink into a bean bag at the chill-out area and chat with others over a cup of coffee or a chilled beer. The team is ever-willing to share their knowledge and expertise on Sri Lanka’s wildlife and nature. Sri Lankan cuisine, snacks and BBQs are on offer prepared with fresh village vegetables and meats. Meals are prepared in a well-equipped trailer kitchen by an experienced chef. Guests are welcome to visit the kitchen and learn to prepare Sri Lankan dishes. There is a well-stocked `Jungle Bar’ that serves beer and spirits. Imported wine is served along with dinner. Customized Toyota Land Cruisers are used for the night safari. These vehicles can handle every kind of terrain, give an excellent view, and are specially fitted with camera support points for photographers. An experienced wildlife specialist will accompany guests on the jeep safari, treks and other activities.
Noel Rodrigo’s Leopard Safaris offers a genuine eco-friendly mobile camping experience within the magnificent Knuckles Mountain Range which spreads across the districts of Kandy and Matale in central Sri Lanka.
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