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Half Day Safari **Family Run Safari Operator

By Daya Safari

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You want a cosy and wholesome half-day safari experience. A family run company, Daya Safari offers a pleasant ride full of wildlife sightings through Yala National Park.


1 day
Group trip (12 travellers per group)
This option is a half-day game drive in Yala National Park with an experienced safari guide and is perfect for those who have arranged their accommodation separately. The morning game drive will take place from 4:30 am to 10:30 am and you will see a variety of its wild animals, many kinds of birds, snakes.
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Trip Inclusions

US$ 34.83 6,325.33 LKR per group (max group size of 12)
  • Jeep
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Service charge vat tax
  • Entrance Tickets
  • Travel Insurance
  • Water
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Guest's Hotel in Tissamaharama
Guest's Hotel in Tissamaharama


Trips available daily
Feb 26
Feb 27
Feb 28
Feb 29
Mar 01
Mar 02
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: Yala National Park
Yala National Park

You can see Leopard

  • 4.30 AM: Pick up from your hotel
  • 5.45 AM: We’ll enter the park. Then we drive towards the Leopards area and find leopards.
  • 10.30 AM: Finally, we’ll go back to the hotel.

Meet your guide

Daya Safari

Daya Safari are a family run company and have been providing safari driver services for over 20 years now, with multiple generations in the business. They have great knowledge of the jungle and the wildife. Also, they provide a comfortable safari experience & friendly customer service.
21 years experience
Basic English

What others are saying

4.9 out of 30 helpful reviews
06 Nov 2019 on TripAdvisor
We did a 5 hour tour in Yala national park. I really want to see a leopard otherwise it is different experience. Our driver Samitha “ He has very good eyes and he show us to many kind of birds. Jeep also very good quality.
06 Nov 2019 on TripAdvisor
We did 2 Safari’s with this company. And the same driver with us. Driver he is very friendly and kind. We saw a variety of animals. Some kind of birds also. They arrange some Sri Lankan lunch. It was superb quality and not much spice.
30 Oct 2019 on TripAdvisor
It was a really great experience. We booked the half day safari and it was absolutely worth it. We were very lucky with the animals we saw (lepards, crocodiles, elephants, peacocks, Buffalo ...) in such a short time. Our guide, Lakshan, was punctual, very good driver and extremely experienced. He always knew where to drive next and made it a very special day. Thank you very much ! We would always recommend it to friends and family
IaurahV7224AF, Spain
23 Sep 2019 on TripAdvisor
We booked an evening safari with Daya and we couldn’t be happier about it! Our driver, Yasanka had great eyes so he saw the leopard before anyone else! We will recommend it for sure!!!
Ismail S, Germany
11 Sep 2019 on TripAdvisor
Went with Daya Safari twice and the experience was amazing. Choose Samitha or Thanura and you will not be disappointed. Amazing Sightings and the drive was a peaceful one in the park. We went on a safari to the Block 5 in Yala as well.

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 Daya Safari 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
Casual clothing
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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