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Half-day Private Safari

By Eagle Safaris

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You are looking for the most experienced guides to take you on a spin in Yala National Park. With 42 years of experience, Eagle Safaris know all the right places to go


Less than 1 day
Private trip
This option is a 1 half-day game drive in Yala National Park with an experienced safari guide, and is perfect for those who have arranged their accommodation separately. You can opt for either a morning safari game drive, or an afternoon safari game drive. The morning game drive will take place from 4:30am to 11:45am, and the afternoon game drive will take place from 1:30pm to 6:45pm. Please do let us know your preference :)
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Trip Inclusions

From US$ 74.23 13,481.77 LKR per group (max group size of 6)
  • 1 private half-day game drive
  • Breakfast
  • Jeep and driver
  • Park entrance tickets
  • Transportation from your hotel in Tissamaharama to Yala National Park
  • All government taxes (VAT, NBT)
  • Service charge
  • Transport from hotels located outside the Tissamaharama area
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The timing is flexible. See 'Other Notes' for more details
Your hotel in Tissamaharama
The timing is flexible. See 'Other Notes' for more details
Your hotel in Tissamaharama
Other Notes

Choose from either a morning game drive or afternoon game drive.
For morning game drives, pick-up at 4:30am and drop-off is at 1:30pm.
For afternoon game drives, pick-up is at 11am and drop-off is at 6:45pm.


Trips available daily
Feb 25
Feb 26
Feb 27
Feb 28
Feb 29
Mar 01
Bookings should be made at least 3 days in advance. View the full calendar to request other dates.


Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Yala National Park
Yala National Park

  • Morning Safari
  • 4:30AM Pick up from hotel
  • 7:00/7:30AM Breakfast
  • 11:45AM Drop off at hotel
  • Afternoon Safari
  • 1:30PM Pick up from hotel
  • 3:30PM Rest by the beach
  • 6:45PM Drop off at hotel

Meet your guide

Eagle Safaris

Eagle Safaris have been providing amazing wildlife experience for over 40 years now, and is one of the most experienced safari operators in the area. Their knowledgable drivers will do their very best to make your safari game drive an unforgettable experience.
42 years experience

What others are saying

4.2 out of 6 helpful reviews
Kacper Pilichiewicz
17 Feb 2020 on SeekSophie
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.
Kearins9, Singapore, Singapore
08 Apr 2019 on Tripadvisor
We did a safari of Yala National Park with Eagle Safari Jeep Service and it was fantastic. Our driver Tuti was fantastic. He’s a great guide and safe driver. He was able to show us all the animals and even found a leopard for us hiding in a colvert. Lunch was provided by the beach which was delicious and enjoyable. The Jeep was very comfortable too. highly recommend a tour with this company.
Geddes_7, Sydney
10 Jan 2018 on Tripadvisor
There are many operators that provide this Yala Safari experience. My advice - pick someone that values personal safety higher than Eagle. The driving was reckless and dangerous, and quiet unnecessary under the circumstances. I really feared for my family's safety. The wildlife is wonderful, but given that the safari jeeps are not fitted with safety belts, an accident could have unpleasant consequences. No amount of wonderful wildlife experiences can offset the experience of reckless and dangerous driving. Avoid Eagle Safaris.
ashwini181078, Thane, India
09 Jan 2017 on Tripadvisor
We visited Yala on 26th Dec 2016. Since we had our 10 year old son with us, he was expecting many wild animals to be seen in the safari. Through our agent we booked a full day safari with Eagle Jeep Safari Yala and Kumar was our driver cum guide for it. He is a gem of a person. Firstly .. as the gates open at 6 am please make sure you reach early.. because there are hundreds of jeeps lined up.. We had a smooth and early start.. Saw many animals like wild buffaloes, wild boars, crocodiles, peacocks, deers, sambars and wild elephants... And highlight of the day was we saw 2 leopards playing with each other on branch of the tree.. Throughtout the day these leopards were sighted by us almost 6 times.. All we could spot was because of excellent knowledge of the roads by Kumar... He took us to many of the less driven roads ..He was really helping us to spot different animals driving for the whole day and giving us information as and when required of the various flora and fauna.. The 4 X 4 drive vehicle was ultimate when he drove us from one of the dried river beds and also on rocks.. It was adventurous. The hotel had managed to provide us with breakfast and lunch.. Seeing the animals and the beautiful landscape for the whole day was mesmerizing feeling.. Few tips : As we had booked a full day tour, kumar carried chilled water bottles.. Also he gave us a set of binoculars.. we too had carried ours. Please do carry sunglasses, binoculars, sunscreen,, Also as the roads get dusty please carry a scarf to cover face or at least nose.. Because of Kumar we had an exciting safari... truly ..
zareen86, London, United Kingdom
28 May 2016 on Tripadvisor
We travelled with Eagle safari and our driver was very good. He made every effort to make sure we saw as many animals as possible and seemed to be the one every other jeep driver was following. We saw a lone elephant eating close by and a herd of elephants heading towards the river. Both times we were close enough to really appreciate it. Other than that there were many birds, deer, water buffalo and croc. Need to go and explore the other national parks which I've heard good things about too.

Other Things to Know

Cancellation and Exchange Policy
While we understand that plans change, we also have to be fair to each supplier, who needs time to prepare logistics for your trip such as manpower, food, permits, and more.
Flexible cancellation policy
As Eagle Safaris pays for your trip’s logistics in advance, full refunds will only be for trips cancelled 5 days before your trip starts.
Flexible Date Policy
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.
Packing list for the trip
Casual clothing (ideally breathable as it may get hot)
Insect Repellent
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!

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