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7H Safari **Experienced Naturalist Guide

By Yala Wild Safaris

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You want to gain more insight about Yala's wildlife in a span of 7 hours. Quiz the naturalists at Yala Wild Safaris about the abundance of wildlife on your ride with them

Overview

Less than 1 day
Group trip
This option is a 7hr 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 12:00 pm and you will see a variety of its wild animals, many kinds of birds, snakes.
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Trip Inclusions

US$ 40 7,264.54 LKR per person
  • Jeep
  • Driver cum guide
  • Entrance Fee
  • Travel Insurance

Transport

Pick-up
04:30AM
Guest's Hotel in Tissamaharama
Drop-off
12:00PM
Guest's Hotel in Tissamaharama

Availability

Trips available daily
Feb 26
Wednesday
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Feb 27
Thursday
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Feb 28
Friday
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Feb 29
Saturday
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Mar 01
Sunday
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Mar 02
Monday
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Bookings should be made at least 7 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: Yala National Park
Yala National Park

Today you will be going to see leopard and other wildlife.

  • 04:30 AM: Pick up from the hotel
  • 05.45 AM: We’ll enter the park. We’ll be able to listen to the nice Bird Songs. Then we drive towards the Leopards area and find leopards. After that, we’ll be able to visit the Leopard Rock area to find the Sloth Bears. After that, we’ll drive to the Riverside area for Breakfast. We drive to the deep Jungle around
  • 12.00 PM: Finally, we’ll go back to the hotel.

Meet your guide

Yala Wild Safaris

Yala Wild Safaris is a team of four enthusiastic and responsible naturalists who know the national parks of Yala, Bundala, Udawalawe & Lunugamwehera very well. The team's main goal is to give their customers a truly immersive experience of being in the wild, therefore they prefer to drive roads which are less frequented by others and take their customers off the beaten path.
Basic English, Fluent English
Community-Based
Litter-Free
Wildlife-Safe

What others are saying

4.7 out of 9 helpful reviews
diegoAdalton, Japan
12 Dec 2019 on TripAdvisor
They arranged our pick up from Ella and all the transportation and safaris (Udawalawe, Yala and Bundala) for a fair price. It was our first experience in a safari and we absolutely loved it! Saw plenty of animals except the elusive leopard. 3 safaris in 2 days plus the travel was a bit exhausting, nonetheless we highly recommend Malith and his company for giving us a great experience.
Weronika_Poland, Poland
22 Aug 2019 on TripAdvisor
Overall good experiece: good communication while booking the tours, experieced guide/driver, saw a lot of animals. And we were pretty demanding participants with one wildlife/ornitology expert in our group. Just be prepared that all safaris to Yala and Bundala are Jeep Safari and no walking. This was a bit tiring for us.
emilyjb1973, United Kingdom
22 Apr 2019 on TripAdvisor
We had a brilliant afternoon safari to Bundala National Park with Yala Wild Safaris. Our driver Chula was incredibly knowledgable about all the wildlife and could name every bird species that we saw - and there were many! The scenery was beautiful, the place was heaving with birds and we also saw a wide range of other wildlife including crocodiles, buffalo, tortoises, hates, elephants, sea turtles and monkeys. One of the highlights was seeing a fish eagle catch a fish then fly down onto the track, landing about two metres behind our safari truck! It was a very quiet park which was great, we only saw one or two other trucks on our trip. An amazing experience.
catherine g
10 Mar 2019 on TripAdvisor
We had a great day tour organised by Malith and driven by Manju . We had been on a half day tour with Manju the day before to Bundala and it was good to be with the same guide again. Manju was great guide, skilled driver and knowledgable about the wildlife . We were lucky today see 4 leopards. Manju had excellent knowledge of the park and wildlife and I feel due to his expertise and patience we saw so many animals and biirds during the day. He knew the names of all the birds and had a bird guide which was very interesting to read more details about the birds as we spotted them. Truly a wonderful experience. Highly recommend Day Safari to Yala and half day safari to Bundala National Park.
Emma G, United Kingdom
20 Jan 2019 on TripAdvisor
I booked a morning half day tour of Yala and afternoon tour of Bundala. I opted for breakfast and lunch to be provided as I assumed that there would be few, if any, food places at either park. I was collected promptly by my driver and taken to Yala. There was a huge queue of jeeps waiting to enter the park, but one inside, they dispersed. I saw loads of animals, but not the elusive leopard, and had my breakfast on the beach. What I didn't realise was that there would be a few hours between the tours, so I was dropped back at my accommodation with lunch, which was home cooked Sri Lankan food and enough for 3 people! This did break up the day somewhat so I wasn't disappointed. I was collected in the afternoon and taken to Bundala. I was lucky to have a park ranger with me, who pointed out loads of birds and animals. The park itself was really interesting with different landscapes and a sand dune which we drove up to find a stunning cove behind. I was dropped back at my accommodation around 13.5 hours after my initial pick up having had a great day. The booking process was easy and all communication with Yala Wild was great.

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 Yala Wild 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.
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
Binoculars
Casual clothing
Hat
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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