Leopard Safaris hosts a campsite five minutes from the entrance to Yala National Park. 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 on safari into Yala National Park in search of elephants, crocodiles, deer, birds, sloth bears and the elusive leopards. Families with children are welcome.
Accommodation is in customised South African canvas tent with a zip-up flap for sizeable windows and doorways to keep out insects. 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. The w/c is a bio-degradable flushing toilet. The water for the shower is manually filled each day.
Meals comprise of traditional Sri Lankan cuisine and delicious ‘jungle BBQs’. Dietary requests should be advised in advance. An all-inclusive rate covers: accommodation; all meals and snacks; all beverages, including drinks from the Jungle Bar; trekking accompanied by an expert naturalist, and minimum three-hour morning and afternoon game drives with a wildlife specialist. Activities for children are available. If guests are interested in going on a private game drive accompanied with a naturalist an additional supplement is applicable.
Why We Like It
Noel Rodrigo has assembled a knowledgeable team which makes this safari company one to consider.
Yala is about 4.5 hours from Bandaranaike International Airport, or consider air taxi options.