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1 Day Safari

By Shehan Safari

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You're hoping to snap some beautiful wildlife photos! The guides at Shehan are experts in not just wildlife but photography too.

Overview

1 day
Group trip (12 travellers per group)
The full-day tour allows you to have a truly memorable experience amidst the beauty of Yala. You will get the opportunity to explore lesser-travelled paths of the National Park and have a higher probability of seeing a wide variety of animal species. The safari will consist of a morning and an evening game drive.
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What's included

US$ 100 18,168.21 LKR per person
  • Game drives in customized luxury jeeps
  • National park fees
  • Binoculars
  • Picnic Breakfast
  • Picnic Lunch
  • All taxes
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
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Transport

Pick-up
05:00AM
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Drop-off
07:00PM
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Other Notes

Return transfer is provided for guests staying in Yala, Tissamaharama, Kirinda, Palatupana, Kataragama, Weerawila and Hambantota areas.

Availability

Trips available daily
Mar 01
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Bookings should be made at least 3 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 see leopard and other wildlife in the National Park

  • 05.00 AM - 05.30 AM: Pick up from the hotel and drive to the park entrance
  • 05.45 AM - Morning game drive
  • 09.00 PM: Picnic Breakfast
  • 12.30 PM- Take a break near the river, You can have a river bath, lunch and rest
  • 03.15 PM - Evening game drive
  • 07.00 PM- Departure & drop off to the hotel.

Meet your guide

Shehan Safari

Shehan’s Yala Safari specialises in Eco-Tourism adventures that take you into the heart of the Sri Lankan wilderness. Their staff are experts in the fields and are more than willing to share their knowledge on wildlife and photography with you. They use customized jeeps driven by their friendly English-speaking driver guides.
12 years experience
Fluent English
Community-Based
Litter-Free
Wildlife-Safe

What others are saying

4.8 out of 61 helpful reviews
Lisa Groot
01 Feb 2020 on SeekSophie
We had so much fun during our safari! Saw elephants, Leopard, crocodiles, sloth bear, many different birds and so much more. Our guide was really knowledgeable and did his very best to spot all the animals. Would definitely recommend booking your tour for Yala national park here!
Pawan961206
16 Nov 2019 on TripAdvisor
This is the best national park in Sri Lanka, as there are so many animals here. We went on the afternoon tour from 2pm to 6 pm and were absolutely stunned by the elephants, crocodiles and even beautiful deers. We fortunately see 2 leopards. The park is huge and it really took almost 4 hours to drive around it! Wonderful experience.
Nadeepa w
16 Nov 2019 on TripAdvisor
Great experience - we saw leopards, elephants, alligators, deer, buffalo and even a solitary cute turtle. The driver were really knowledgeable and friendly and it seemed like the animals lived in good conditions. Would recommend getting there very early (We arrived at 5am) as the animals started to disperse to the underground towards the end of our trip. Excellent tour with Shehan Safaris!
Pawan961206
16 Nov 2019 on TripAdvisor
This is the best national park in Sri Lanka, as there are so many animals here. We went on the afternoon tour from 2pm to 6 pm and were absolutely stunned by the elephants, crocodiles and even beautiful deers. We fortunately see 2 leopards. The park is huge and it really took almost 4 hours to drive around it! Wonderful experience.
Nadeepa w
16 Nov 2019 on TripAdvisor
Great experience - we saw leopards, elephants, alligators, deer, buffalo and even a solitary cute turtle. The driver were really knowledgeable and friendly and it seemed like the animals lived in good conditions. Would recommend getting there very early (We arrived at 5am) as the animals started to disperse to the underground towards the end of our trip. Excellent tour with Shehan Safaris!

Shehan Safari Policies

Strict Cancellation Policy
As Shehan 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.
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
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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