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1D1N Safari & Stay (1 Game Drive)

By Kulu Safaris

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You want a well-rounded camping experience complete with luxury tents, a treehouse, kayaking and a safari drive, Kulu Safaris is the pioneer in glamping.


1 day 1 night
Group trip (20 travellers per group)
Arrive at Kulu Safaris Camp at your leisure, and go on a morning game drive the next day in Yala National Park. If you have any free time, you can also kayak in the nearby lake, take a walk around Kulu Safaris Camp grounds, and enjoy happy hour in a tree house!
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What's included

From US$ 462 83,945.72 LKR per person
  • All meals ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • All beverages (tea, coffee, soft drinks, juices, wine and beer)
  • Snacks and drinks during game drives
  • All park entry fees
  • All government taxes (VAT, NBT)
  • Service charge
  • Transfers to and from meeting point near park entrance to Kulu Safaris
  • An experienced naturalist that will accompany guests during Safari
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Meeting details
The timing is flexible.
Kulu Safaris


Trips available daily
Mar 04
Mar 05
Mar 06
Mar 07
Mar 08
Mar 09
Bookings should be made at least 7 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: Kulu Safari
Kulu Safari

Arrive at the luxury Kulu Safaris Camp at your leisure

Accommodation: Kulu Safaris Camp -

  • 1:30PM Meet Kulu Safari staff at designated location near the camp who will take guests to camp by safari jeep
  • 2:00PM Lunch
  • 6:00PM Return to Kulu Safari camp
  • 6:30PM Drinks and appetizers served
  • 9:00PM Dinner
Day 2: Kulu Safari - Yala National Park
Kulu Safari - Yala National Park

Today you'll go on a morning game drive and get the chance to spot incredible wildlife

  • 5:30AM Depart for morning game drive
  • 9:30AM Return to Camp
  • 10:30AM Check out

Meet your guide

Kulu Safaris

Kulu Safaris is the first luxury tented safari opeartor in Sri Lanka, and have hosted many nature lovers over the years. They have hosted and guided many NatGeo and Discovery channel crews. Kulu Safaris will host you well, not only on safari drives but also at camp with delicious meals and perks like treehouse happy hours.
17 years experience

What others are saying

4.9 out of 59 helpful reviews
Farzana K, Sri Lanka
15 Nov 2019 on TripAdvisor
The tented accomodation was 5 star !!. The food and the service was excellent. The staff were very accomodating and attentive. The rooms were comfortable and gave you that exciting feeling that you are in the wilderness . The property has lovely spots to hang out and chill as well. Its one of my best stays ever.
Kelly Ac
10 Oct 2019 on TripAdvisor
The service and attention to detail at Kulu Safaris was excellent - the staff anticipated our every want before we even knew we wanted it! The food was some of the best we ate is Sri Lanka, really focused on all the traditional. The chef happily catered for our fussy 14yo and the wine selection at dinner was excellent. Meals were served outside which was different and special and lots of wild animals to watch while we ate. Very friendly and knowledgable guides. We saw leopards, elephants and a sloth bear even though it wasn't peak season. 5-star all the way - worth the extra money for a once in a lifetime!
Heather S, United Kingdom
26 Sep 2019 on TripAdvisor
A most enjoyable experience in large measure due to friendly welcome by all the staff. Ramani, the Manager, was always checking that everyone was well looked after. The accommodation in a tent with an outside seating area, was well kitted out with aircon, WiFi, safe and a bathroom with a toilet, washbasin and very efficient shower. A very welcome addition after a hot day out on safari. They provide you with a very powerful rechargeable torch which is very useful for walking through the trees and seeing where the tree roots are on your way to dinner so you arrive safely without tripping up! For the drives, they have a Toyota V8 Land Cruiser which is a very powerful. There are two safari drives daily, you are woken at 5.00 a.m, given a cup of tea and you leave at 5.30a.m for a half hour drive to the park. Manju, a Naturalist and Ajith were our two guides and they tried extremely hard to find a leopard, waiting by a recent kill but to no avail. However we saw lots of different wonderful birds, kite, bee eaters, Indian rollers, spotted deer, monkeys, mongoose, jackals, wild boar, kingfishers, peacocks, jungle fowl (Sri Lankan National bird), star tortoise (200 years old), elephants, water buffaloes, painted stork, pelican and the black headed oriole which I nicknamed the banana bird due to its bright yellow colour! In the afternoon we went to another park called Lunugamwehera which only allows two vehicles so it was a totally different calm experience. Halfway through the drive we were able to dismount and sit by the lake watching the wildlife sipping a drink, a very memorable experience. On return from our second morning drive in the road we saw a large male elephant (about 55 years old) called Raja and the locals were feeding him wood apples and water melon.
Eran76, Sri Lanka
10 Sep 2019 on TripAdvisor
We had an amazing experience in this most natural setting with absolute peace and quiet, packed with adventures we never would forget. Kayaking, Seeing quiet parts of Yala we had never been to, a natural Fish Spa, and a River Bath. We have come to yala many times but never had a full experience like this before. We realised there’s more to yala than just safari. The staff were exceptionally hospitable and did so much to help us. Everyone was great but specifically mentioning Manjula and Rohana given they interacted a lot with us.. This is easily one of our best holiday experiences in Sri Lanka ( and we holiday in Sri Lanka a lot ) and we look forward to coming back one day and definitely recommend kulu safari for those who love nature.
Rita Amitrigala
13 Aug 2019 on TripAdvisor
We revisited the Kulu Safari Camp after four years and were overjoyed to note that the excellent standard was maintained: delicious food, lovely table decorations, super service in general, luxurious tents, extremely well trained, competent and friendly staff. In the mornings we woke to the sound of a miraculous multitude of different birds. The safaris themselves were a treat and some included swims in the most magical jungle streams. What topped it all was the wonderful tree-house in the crown of an old 'balu' tree, with a fantastic view over the surrounding hills and lakes. It was also heartwarming to observe that the over thousand trees of diverse sorts that had been planted four years ago had grown beautifully and promise to turn the site into a lush jungle in time to come. It was a pleasure to watch the staff watering the trees morning and evening. We thank the staff and the owners of Kulu Safari Camp from the bottom of our hearts for the wonderful time we were given the opportunity to spend in this magical place and wish them all the best and lots of guests. We shall definitely return one day!

Kulu Safaris Policies

Strict Cancellation Policy
As Kulu Safaris pays for your trip’s logistics in advance, you can only cancel for free within 24 hours of your booking, provided that this is at least 2 weeks before your trip starts.
Change of Date
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.

Other Things to Know

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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