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Wildlife Safaris in Yala

See elephants and leopards at Yala National Park, and birdlife at nearby Bundala National Park
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374 reviews
Trip was great itself but it’s not worth so much money. We were really lucky to see some animals. Guide was really kind but just show us the animals and that’s it, no explanation or any talk. Anyway I recommend this kind of trip, elephants gonna make you happy.
Kacper Pilichiewicz

Helpful Questions

Can you arrange transportation to/from Yala National Park?
Yes sure! If you're coming from any other parts of Sri Lanka (e.g. Colombo) to Yala National Park for your safari, or you need to head from Yala National Park to any other parts of Sri Lanka after your safari, we can provide a private car transfer. This will cost US $60 per 4-person car, per one-way transfer. Please do indicate in your booking form if you require this transfer.
Which Yala National Park Blocks do you visit?
Most of our safari partners visit Block 1 as that is the one that is closest to the towns of Tissamaharam and Kataragama where most of the hotels are. It is also the block which has the most wildlife. Block 5 is visited on occasion. The other blocks require special permission for entry. If you have a certain block in mind, do let us know and we can see if we can arrange!
What wildlife can be seen during safaris in Yala?
Yala National Park is home to a diverse range of wildlife including elephants, leopards, sloth bears, crocodiles, monkeys, and a variety of bird species.
When is the best time to go on a wildlife safari in Yala?
The best time to visit Yala for wildlife safaris is during the dry season, which is from February to July. This is when animals gather around waterholes, making it easier to spot them.
How long does a typical safari in Yala last?
A typical safari in Yala lasts for about 3 to 4 hours. However, there are also options for longer safaris or full-day excursions for those who wish to spend more time exploring the park.
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