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Leopard Trails

Sri Lanka
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Leopard Trails is a true tented luxury safari operator. The staff are true professionals that love to host and immerse their guests into nature. In addition to being pampered at camp with delicious food and drinks, Leopard Trails also treats you to expert safari trackers on the trail in Wilpattu. With Leopard Trails, you'll leave Wilpattu not only having seen impressive animals, but you would also have learnt about all the little things that make Wilpattu so unique. We highly recommend Leopard Trails if you would like to pamper yourself!
9 years experience
Community-Based
Litter-Free
Wildlife-Safe
4.8 / 5
118 reviews

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What Others are saying

What others are saying

4.8 out of 118 helpful reviews
Leonard Trails absolutely exceeded every expectation I had for this safari experience. Not only did we see an elusive Sloth Bear, but we saw dozens of elephants, crocodiles, peacocks, and so much more. No Leopard unfortunately, but I know other groups in different vehicles saw them. Our staff was attentive, personable, and entertaining. We loved them all. I would even say the tent we slept in was way above expectations. Air con, new amenities, cleanliness, etc. And this is a tent in the middle of the woods. It certainly didn’t feel that way. This is Glamping all the way. Such a cool experience. And the food the camp staff prepared for us was delicious. This place definitely deserves 5 stars and is totally worth the money.
John M, Singapore
16 Nov 2019
Just an excellent place to stay! We arrived on our Tuk tuks and there was ample parking. Our group managed to take over the whole camp and on arrival we were greeted by friendly Rangers and staff. A welcome drink was much appreciated and after instructions about the local area and its wildlife we were shown to some very special tents. What a thrill it was to open the door to find a very luxurious bed and en suite facilities waiting for us. Lunch was provided in a tranquil setting followed by a safari in zone 1. We came back to camp with drinks waiting for us. Our evening was enjoyed with another super meal. The staff were very attentive. Nothing to much to ask for. Breakfast the following morning under canvas was enjoyed by all. What a place! What an experience!
Jackie B
04 Nov 2019
Spent two nights in a very comfortable and spacious tent, with flushable toilets, air conditioning, hot water and all conveniences. Enjoyed evening drinks in the beautiful lounge tent, very much part of the experience. The food was great and service absolutely excellent. The vast knowledge of the wilderness of our guide Krishan and the willingness with which he imparted it deserve special mention and a big thank you! Sightings were excellent despite the park having received abundant rainfall. The weather gods were kind. Two safaris in Block I revealed two separate sightings (cubs on the first occasion), adult female on the second. And two tuskers. But a third safari, in Block V, was the real winner - a stunningly beautiful part of the park that gifted us with a sighting of a herd of elephants and a lengthy sighting of a young leopardess which we variously observed sitting and (unsuccessfully) stalking deer. And given the over-fascination with Block One, Block Five was surprisingly tame and peaceful too. With our excellent sightings, all in all, memorable.
QRIOSX, Sri Lanka
02 Nov 2019
A truly unforgettable "glamping" experience. The camp was everything I imagined and then some, with rooms straight out of a luxury safari hotel complete with glamorously appointed en-suite bathrooms. Yet, all of this designed in such a way that you still feel fully immersed in nature. The Leopard Trails team on-site, led by our expert ranger Malmi, were excellent - super friendly very attentive to our needs. The food was outstanding as well, with a carefully curated menu of Sri Lankan and western (including barbecue) cuisine which seems to pull inspiration from the jungle setting. With all that said about the camp, our safari excursions didn't disappoint either. While we did catch a fleeting glimpse of the park's most famous resident, the leopard, it was the intense late evening encounter with a lone male elephant, and the sloth bear we observed going about his morning breakfast of termites from just a few yards away from our jeep that will remain etched in our memories. Again, Malmi was the perfect guide - keeping us engaged and entertained throughout with his expert knowledge of the park and its inhabitants, as well as his quick wit. Definitely worth a repeat visit, to both the park AND this awesome "glamp".
Thushan H
10 Oct 2019
Had an amazing three nights in camp and multiple game drives in Yala. Guide/ranger Dhanu was a wonderful host and did a fantastic job in the park. Very knowledgeable, passionate about the wildlife, sensitive to our needs as older guests. Camp had an authentic feel, tents were good with air con, eating out under the stars in the evenings a memorable experience. Food was varied, interesting and delicious. Had good sightings of leopards and one of a sloth bear, bird life excellent. A bit of a drive to reach Area1 of the park where the landscape is more open making leopard sightings a higher likelihood. If doing two separate game drives in a day a bit laborious going backwards and forwards. Gate into Area 3 much closer to camp, landscape here more wooded. Did one all day safari which I wouldn’t recommend, facilities at stopping place very basic and everyone else in the park seems to congregate there too. It is by the ocean though providing some good photo opportunities. Camp staff couldn’t do enough for us, very friendly and professional. I highly recommend this camp.
Philip W, United Kingdom
10 Sep 2019