Walking With Wolves
Leopard Sri Lanka Safari Yala NP

YALA SAFARI

(HALF DAY)

$35 US

Or call +94 768 769 227

YALA SAFARI – HALF DAY

Overview

Yala NP Safari Sri Lanka
The sun rises over the rocky outcrops and vast scrub that is characteristic of Yala NP

Yala National Park, a name which is today, synonymous with the word ‘Leopard’. The park boasts of the highest density of Leopards in the world, making it one of the best places to spot Leopards out in the wild. The Sri Lankan subspecies of Leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya) is also the largest Leopard in the world, due to the absence of natural predators and competition.

Spread over nearly 1300 square km, Yala is the second largest national park in Sri Lanka and an important conservation effort. It is divided into 5 blocks out of which only block I and V are open to the public. Block I of Yala is the most frequented National Park in Sri Lanka so expect crowds. Sitting on the Eastern end of the very busy Southern coastline of the island, the park is easy to access and draws plenty of tourists. In comparisson, fewer people visit the newly opened block V towards the Northern border of the park and is the ideal place for a quiet safari.

Most of Yala falls within the semi-arid zone, (the dryest of Sri Lanka’s climatic regions). Its vegetation is mostly scrub and thorn forests. Other notable ecosystems include dry evergreen forests, water-holes and tanks, grasslands, lagoons and beaches. While Leopards are Yala’s main attraction, many other mammals like Elephants, Sloth Bears, Sambar Deer, Wild Boar, Water Buffalo & Spotted Deer are also common in the park. While its home to many dry zone resident birds of Sri Lanka, from October to April the coastal areas also provide shelter to many migrant birds. The best times to visit the park would be after the Northeastern monsoon starts – November to March. Please note, the park is usually closed during the month of September.

Rate

35USDper group

Group Size : 1 – 6 pax

What's included?

  • 4 – 5 hour Jeep ride inside NP
  • Experienced Walking With Wolves driver/ tracker
  • Pick up & drop off from hotel (Tissamaharama/ Kirinda area)

Hire a Walking With Wolves naturalist for $25 US per group

  • For an additional $25 US per group, you can hire a Walking With Wolves naturalist.
  • All our naturalists are fluent English speakers and very enthusiastic about teaching people the flora and fauna that you may encounter during your safari.
  • They also act as an extra tracker/ spotter
  • With our naturalist, you will also be getting a pair of binoculars to use, field guide books for reference and copies of telescopic photographs and videos of wildlife encounters from your safari.

What's NOT included?

  • Entrance tickets for National Park. (Tickets can be purchased at the entrance gate)
  • Meals and refreshments

Pickup & Drop location

  • Tissamaharama Town
  • From the hotel (if in or around Tissamaharama town)

Starting time

  • Morning session: 5.00 am – 5.30 am depending on pickup location (Town of Tissa and surroundings)
  • Evening session 12.30 pm – 1.00 pm

Duration

  • 4 – 5 hours inside the park

What to bring

  • Breakfast/ Snacks
  • Water
  • Binoculars.

READY FOR YOUR ADVENTURE?

Book your YALA SAFARI (Half Day) trip now, or call us at +94768769227 for an inquiry.

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