An all-inclusive, afternoon private Jeep safari in Yala national park, The Best Place to see Leopards in Sri Lanka.
Yala National Park is the most visited and the second largest National Park in the country. Situated 260km southeast of Colombo, the park covers an area of 378 sq miles, in a climate that is dry most year-round. Yala National Park can be reached from several destinations. These include Colombo via Thanamalvilla and Tissamaharama to Yala Block 1 (243km), From Kandy, via Nuwara Eliya to Tissamaharama Yala Block 1 (245km), Galle via Tissamaharama Yala Block 1 (169km), Arugam Bay via Buttala, Kataragama to Yala (36km).
The park is mainly made up of dense jungle in addition to unspoiled beaches, freshwater lakes and rivers, scrubland, and rocky outcrops, all of which make the location a comprehensive habitat for the many species of wildlife who call it home.
The Yala National Park with its varied ecosystems such as the moist and dry monsoon forests, thorn forests, grasslands, wetlands, and beaches is home to 44 species of mammals, which includes a herd of about 350 Asian Elephants, Leopard, Sloth Bear, Wild Water Buffalo, Toque macaque (an old world monkey endemic to Sri Lanka), Golden Palm Civet (also endemic to Sri Lanka and listed as vulnerable by IUCN), Red Slender Loris and the Fishing Cat (A wild cat of South East Asia classified as endangered by IUCN in 2008).
Nevertheless, Yala National park is best known for its leopard population, which is believed to be one of the highest leopard densities in the world and is the key attraction among the thousands who visit the park.
The afternoon safari in Yala National Park starts at 3 PM and finishes at 6 PM. This is an all-inclusive Jeep safari in the most popular national park of Sri Lanka, Yala National Park. The regular pick-up time will be 2.15 PM from Yala, Kirinda, and Tissamaharama area hotels. We provide Japanese Jeeps fitted with front-facing cushioned seats. All Jeeps are equipped with an Icebox and a free pack of light refreshments.
During the afternoon safari in Yala National Park, our key focus will be spotting Leopards, Elephants and Sloth Bears in addition to other species such as Spotted Deer, Crocodiles, Elephants, Samber Deer, and many varieties of birds. For the keen bird watchers, we focus on birds too in this afternoon safari in Yala National Park.
We offer free pick up and drop from all hotels in the Yala, Tissamaharama, and Kirinda areas for this afternoon safari in Yala National Park.
Itinerary of afternoon safari in Yala National Park,