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Full-day Safari w/ Professional Naturalist

By Appe Kale

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You want a super knowledgeable guide who really respects wildlife. By going with Appe Kale you're also supporting a great cause. Bonus: They guides take great photos!

Overview

1 day
Private trip
Enjoy Wilpattu National Park with a professional local guide who will take you around the park in a jeep, and spot the wildlife hiding in its midst! This option is a full-day game drive (9-10 hours) in a private jeep with a professional guide.
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Trip Inclusions

US$ 132.27 23,999.55 LKR per group (max group size of 6)
  • Private professional guide/driver
  • Jeep
  • Full-day game drive in Wilpattu National Park
  • Return transfer from your hotel in Wilpattu National Park (Eluwankulama entrance)
  • Park fees (approx LKR 5300 per person)
  • Breakfast (LKR 500/person)
  • Lunch (LKR 700/person for packed sandwiches)
  • Transfers from hotels near the Hunuwilagama Entrance (LKR 3000 per vehicle)
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Transport

Pick-up
05:30AM
Your hotel in Wilpattu National Park (Eluwankulama entrance)
Drop-off
05:30PM
Your hotel in Wilpattu National Park (Eluwankulama entrance)

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Bookings should be made at least 30 days in advance. View the full calendar to request other dates.

Itinerary

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

Elephants, Leopards

  • 5:30AM Pick up from hotel
  • 6:00AM Arrive at park and start game drive
  • 8:00AM Breakfast at the lake
  • 11:00AM Lunch at Kudiramalei Point
  • 5:00PM Return to entrance
  • 6:00PM Return to hotel

Meet your guide

Appe Kale

Suraj and the rest of the Appe Kale team have been working in the local community to help make harmony between wildlife and the locals. Their projects in the community includes: creating year-round water sources in the dry zone as well as to protect the rivers and lagoon; protecting wildlife against poaching, loss of habitat, pollution, poisoning and illegal fishing practices; and working to stop illegal cutting of the forests, remove invasive plants that threaten forest growth and reforest with native fruiting trees and plants. In addition, this volunteer organisation also trains up locals to become naturalists. The expertise of Suraj and the team will impress you as you will not fail to learn about all the flora and fauna of Wilpattu National Park, not just the famous leopards.
5 years experience
Fluent English
Community-Based
Litter-Free
Social Enterprise
Wildlife-Safe

What others are saying

5.0 out of 2 helpful reviews
Milton Lee
05 Jan 2020
Best Safari operator in Sri Lanka, hands down. Trained and experienced conversations who are fluent in English. No Safari is ever guaranteed to see everything, but they know so the tricks (and all the animals!). Suraj explained all the animals and their behavior during, and managed the perfect leopard sighting (again never a guarantee, but these guys know the park better than anyone). Not on trip advisor as they prefer to use a different entrance from the main one, again to get better sightings. Would love the 2nd entrance to be added to trip advisor. They also brought binoculars for us to use which made a huge difference. No other operator we saw brought binoculars. They also had a high quality camera and provide those photos, so we will have spectacular shots despite only bringing our phones. 10/10 would book with again.
Annika Ender
28 Oct 2019
The organisation could not have been better. They introduced me to the huge diversity of wildlife, treated the wildlife/nature which great respect and shared lots of information about the wildlife, the great work that they are doing besides the safari tours (research, working with the government to protect the wildlife, educating locals and much more). Besides a naturalist also a photographer was with us and I received an email with amazing photos of what we have seen during the safari as well as the name of it. Up to today (6 weeks after the safari) I still share and talk about my experience I made and would always book it again.

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.
Strict Cancellation Policy
As Appe Kale 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.
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
Light clothing
Light jacket (for the morning as it'll get cold)
Sunscreen

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