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Coconut Garden
16 reviews
Coconut Garden is a fun tropical oasis where you can rejuvenate after a dusty safari. At its price point, it's one of the best quality accommodation options in the area. For their safari drives, they partner with Eagle Safaris, one of the oldest safari operators in Yala National Park, who are incredibly knowledgeable. So you'll be in great hands both at the lodge and on the safari drive!

What Guests Say

4.8
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503 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 ...

Kacper Pilichiewicz

Helpful Questions

What is Yala National Park known for?
Yala National Park is known for its diverse range of wildlife, including elephants, leopards, sloth bears, and a variety of bird species. The park is also home to a variety of ecosystems, including dense forests, grasslands, and wetlands. Yala National Park is the second-largest national park in Sri Lanka (after Wilpattu!) and is considered one of the best places in the world to see leopards in the wild. It is also famous for its jeep safaris, which offer visitors the opportunity to explore the park and observe its wildlife up close.
When is the best time to visit Yala National Park?

The best time to visit Yala National Park is between February and July when the park is open for visitors and the weather is dry. During this time, the animals are more likely to come out of hiding to find water and are easier to spot around their usual watering holes. The park is closed during the months of September and October for maintenance, and the monsoon season in November and December can make the park difficult to access and observe wildlife.

How can I book a safari in Yala National Park?
There are many tour operators and hotels that offer safari tours in Yala National Park. It is important to book your tour with a reputable operator and make sure they have the necessary permits and licenses to operate in the park. You can book a safari through the park's official website or through a travel agency. Most tours include transportation to and from the park, a guide, and park entrance fees. Some tours may also include meals and accommodations. It is recommended to book your safari in advance, especially during peak season, to avoid disappointment.
What animals can be spotted at Yala National Park?
Yala National Park is home to various wildlife species such as elephants, leopards, sloth bears, crocodiles, and a variety of bird species.
Are there guided tours available in Yala National Park?
Yes, there are guided tours available in Yala National Park. Experienced naturalists and guides can accompany visitors and provide valuable insights about the park's fauna and flora.
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