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Your guide will meet you at your hotel in Yala, Tissamaharama or Katharagama and pick you up. Your guide will be there in a safari Jeep with a paging board with your name on it. Then, you will proceed to the National Park. The vehicle is open on all sides to provide a panoramic view of the fauna and flora in the National Park. You have the choice of a morning safari at 5:30am or an afternoon safari at 2:30pm, and they each last approximately 2.5 hours. 

Leopards, elephants, sloth bears, wild water buffaloes, fishing cats, wild boars, crocodiles, and a number species of birds are among the many animals that you may see during your visit. During the drive, you can get off at Patanangala where you could get to the beach and at the bank of the Menik River. After being in the Park for around two and half hours, you will return to your hotel.
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Yala National Park
Yala Excursions
Yala National Park—one of the largest and most visited national parks in Sri Lanka—is an ideal location to see native flora and fauna, including the sought-after leopards. This safari takes you as close as possible to wildlife in a private Jeep without having to worry about getting to the park from Yala. Plus, you can choose between an early morning and afternoon departure to fit into your vacation schedule.
  • Tour Yala National Park with a private driver
  • Choose from an early morning and afternoon departure to fit into your vacation schedule
  • Includes round-trip transportation from your Yala accommodations
  • Your guide helps you spot leopards, elephants, sloth bears, and many more animals
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Disappointing trip

We had high expectation for our visit to Yala national park. But it was disappointing. The place is so commercialized that drivers don't care for the wildlife. They drive too fast. All of them. It is a dusty road so it is difficult to even...More

Thank jawa13
ravi12015, Manager at Yala Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Guest, We are disappointed to note that you have not enjoyed the safari at Yala National Park. We do agree that the circumstances mentioned in your comment do have an impact on getting a quality safari experience though they are beyond the control of...More

Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile
Wonder full safari

We had a wonder full safari @ yalanational park with upul organised by YDSL saw lots of elephants deers crocodile and a leopard which was about 4 hours safari. upul is really knowlegable and 22 years of Experience so he knows where are the animals...More

Thank Kalinga C
Reviewed 22 April 2018
Book somewhere when you get to your hotel

We had a couple of issues with this trip. Firstly, despite us emailing and calling the company in the UK and Sri Lanka, we received no confirmation that the company would be coming to pick us up. Yes, we received the confirmation email when we...More

1  Thank missnsmith58
Reviewed 27 March 2018
Great experience and a highlight of our Tour

This was great fun, sitting high up in a jeep going along bumpy dirt tracks looking out for animals and birds, but probably not a great idea if you have a bad back! Our Tour driver came along with the wife and I, together with...More

1  Thank Chris P
Reviewed 10 February 2018
Not as good as Minneriya NP. Too many jeeps, more Top Gear than David Attenborough!

We did an early morning jeep safari here as part of a Sri Lanka coach tour. There must have been a hundred jeeps at the start, which did thin out as we got deeper in and separated. There seemed to be either a macho "Top...More

3  Thank wanderingdubyas
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