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Yala National Park

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Reviewed yesterday

Yala is the second largest National Park in Sri Lanka and a visit there is well worth the experience. Your hotel can usually arrange this for you. We were there from 2pm to 5pm (visits can be arranged earlier if you wish) and saw all...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rayhall56
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Yala National park advertises leopards. Our tour guide organised a jeep to take us around. The jeep picked us up at our hotel which was nice. Make sure you wear clothes with sufficient stretch to climb up. There are no steps and you need to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 549sa1
Reviewed 4 days ago

Everything about Yala was exceptional. We were fortunate to go out three times with our safari guides in search of amazing Sri Lankan wildlife and we were not disappointed. Elephants, monkeys, water buffalo, wild boar, crocadiles, deer, a civet cat, a sloath bear, many beautiful...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Llarrinda
Reviewed 6 days ago

I stay at K Holiday in Tissa who have their own safari truck and we go to Yala in their truck.. Have seem all of the big game there but my real interest is birds so I take the game drives on my own. Last...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank G9119GPwilliams
Reviewed 1 week ago

With high hopes for our tour of Yala with the promise from the driver of seeing leopards as well as all the expected animals, it started well sighting an elephant and crocodile within the first few hundred metres. Next came herds of deer, buffalo, wild...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank petercrawley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were fortunate enough to a close encounter with a leopard which made our safari a memorable event! The local young driver was good allowing us enough time for pictures and for spotting lots of animals. I believe without the leopard the safari might not...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Michela T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yala is a beautiful park where to see many animals like leopards, elephants, cocodriles and birds. I recommend you to choose afternoon safari. In the morning it is so hot and I think it is more simple to see more animals. I would repeat it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Davidmalo23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The reviews for this park seem very mixed! I suppose a lot depends on weather, the safari guide and of course what the wildlife feel and decide to do on that day! We had an awesome time. Guide Priyantha was simply excellent. We saw leopards,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Dashers2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a half day safari in the morning and able to locate many animals. If you are going in the morning safari it’s advisable to take some snacks and water. Its strongly recommend to find a good driver\ guide as your entire experience...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank PethumW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very exensive safari since you have to pay a ticket fee of around $20 per person as well as a jeep rental fee of $40 in total. Guides usually tend to only fit 2 people in a 6 seats jeep which results in a very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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3 October 2018|
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Response from Ozmonyet | Reviewed this property |
about US$50 per day from memory...contact Mahen from La Safari in Tissa (pls google for contact number) as their park fees are very reasonable n the driver they used was very good n knowledgable n you will have a gr8 time.
11 August 2018|
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Response from KimmoH136 | Reviewed this property |
Raine season is good time. To see leopard and bear is gambling. Birds, wild pigs, dear, elephants you can see everytime say our guide.
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18 April 2018|
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Response from pradeep m | Property representative |
thank you