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Half-day Safari **Experienced Independent Local Guide

By Dilan


Less than 1 day
Private trip
Price: USD$39.90 7,000 LKR per group (max group size of 6)
This is a 1 half-day game drive in Yala National Park with an experienced safari driver, 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 5am to 10am, and the afternoon game drive will take place from 1pm to 6pm. Please do let us know your preference :)
  • 1 private half-day game drive
  • Jeep and driver
  • Water (1 bottle per person)
  • Transportation from your hotel in Tissamaharama to Yala national park
  • All government taxes (VAT, NBT)
  • Service charge
  • Park entrance fees (usually US $30/each for group sizes between 2-6 persons, and US $50 for solo traveller groups)
  • Food
  • Transport from hotels located outside the Tissamaharama area
Same Price as What You’d Find Locally
Free Date Change ~ 3 Days Before
Community-Based Guides
Low Carbon Footprint
Always Available to Chat
Guaranteed Trip Even with 1 Guest

Meet your guide


Dilan is an independent guide who has been showing the best of Yala to his guests for over 6 years. He has a few friends that work with him, who he asks to help out during busy times. No frills here, but a heartfelt and enjoyable ride of discovery!
7 years experience
Basic English


Trips available daily
Dec 10
Dec 11
Dec 12
Dec 13
Dec 14
Dec 15
If you require an earlier date, please request to book.


Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Yala National Park
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Today you'll get the chance to spot birds, elephants and other wildlife in Yala National Park

  • Morning safari
  • 5:00AM Pick up from hotel
  • 10:00AM Drop off at hotel
  • Afternoon Safari
  • 1:00PM Pick up from hotel
  • 6:00PM Drop off at hotel


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 5am and drop-off is at 11am.
For afternoon game drives, pick-up is at 1pm and drop-off is at 6pm.

Other Things to Know

Cancellation and Exchange Policy
Flexible cancellation policy
You can be fully refunded for cancellations at least 7 days before the adventure start date. Other cancellations will not be refunded.
Flexible Date Policy
You can change your trip date once for free up to 3 days before your trip. Any date change will be subject to availability, and will not count as a cancellation.
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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Request to book for dates before 10 Dec 2019

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