This Safari will give you the best chances to experience the variety of ecosystems Your driver/guide will ensure that you will get a better chance to experience this unique wildlife.
Yala National Park is home to 44 species of mammals, including the Sri Lankan elephant, and has one of the highest leopard concentrations in the world. In Block I, there are believed to be 25 different leopards. Yala’s elephant herd consists of 300–350 animals. Yala is home to several endangered animals, including the leopard, elephant, wild water buffalo, birds, corocodile and the Sri Lankan sloth bear.
Your driver/tracker will accompany you to the Yala National Park through the main entry once you have boarded your safari jeep at the Tissamaharama/Yala or Park Main entry from your accommodation. Following that, the game drive will start. Your driver/tracker will take you around the park while listening to the sounds and movements of deers and monkeys to show you the big cats (leopards), as well as Sri Lankan elephants, Sloth bears, wild water buffalos, deers, cats, and crocodiles. This safari will also give better chances for bird watchers to spot a significant number of birds.
Departure / Return Location
Please arrive by 6:15 AM for a prompt departure at 6:30 AM
Approximately 6:30 PM
Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen
If you are travelling on the Buttala – Kataragama Road, watch out for wild animals, especially elephants. This road literally runs through the park and some elephants are in the habit of soliciting fruits from motorists by standing across the road, allowing passage once appeased. However, elephants will give way when a vehicle approaches and are known to be well-mannered. Don’t assume every elephant venturing onto the road to be people-friendly. Drive cautiously; never alight your vehicle.