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Private Safari at Yala National Park

  • Tour Yala National Park with a private driver
  • Choose from an early morning and afternoon departure to fit into your vacation schedule
  • Includes round-trip transportation from your Yala accommodations
Private Safari at Yala National Park
From USD 38.25
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Morning Safari for 2 peopleMost Popular
There will be only two people per jeep in this private tour
From USD 131.25
Afternoon Safari for 2 people
There will be only two people per jeep in this private tour
From USD 131.25
Afternoon Safari for 3 people
There will be only three people per jeep in this private safari
From USD 146.25
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Yala National Park—one of the largest and most visited national parks in Sri Lanka—is an ideal location to see native flora and fauna, including the sought-after leopards. This safari takes you as close as possible to wildlife in a private Jeep without having to worry about getting to the park from Yala. Plus, you can choose between an early morning and afternoon departure to fit into your vacation schedule.
What to Expect
Your guide will meet you at your hotel in Yala, Tissamaharama or Katharagama and pick you up. Your guide will be there in a safari Jeep with a paging board with your name on it. Then, you will proceed to the National Park. The vehicle is open on all sides to provide a panoramic view of the fauna and flora in the National Park. You have the choice of a morning safari at 5:30am or an afternoon safari at 2:30pm, and they each last approximately 2.5 hours. 

Leopards, elephants, sloth bears, wild water buffaloes, fishing cats, wild boars, crocodiles, and a number species of birds are among the many animals that you may see during your visit. During the drive, you can get off at Patanangala where you could get to the beach and at the bank of the Menik River. After being in the Park for around two and half hours, you will return to your hotel.
Reviews (18)
1 - 5 of 16 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Not worth the money

Living in South Africa and having Kruger National Park on our doorstep we decided to visit Yala National Park whilei n Sri Lanka. To say it is more like a local drag race for the Jeep drivers and not an enjoyable experience is being kind....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TamboRambo
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile
Great experience

The Yala leopard Safari is a must have experience. Though the guides dont guarantee spotting a leopard, the probability is higher in the evening safari around the watering holes as compared to morning. I was lucky to see 2 leopards in addition to various elephants,...More

6  Thank Sandhya I
Reviewed 24 July 2018
Disappointing trip

We had high expectation for our visit to Yala national park. But it was disappointing. The place is so commercialized that drivers don't care for the wildlife. They drive too fast. All of them. It is a dusty road so it is difficult to even...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank jawa13
ravi12015, Manager at Yala Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Dear Guest, We are disappointed to note that you have not enjoyed the safari at Yala National Park. We do agree that the circumstances mentioned in your comment do have an impact on getting a quality safari experience though they are beyond the control of...More

Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile
Wonder full safari

We had a wonder full safari @ yalanational park with upul organised by YDSL saw lots of elephants deers crocodile and a leopard which was about 4 hours safari. upul is really knowlegable and 22 years of Experience so he knows where are the animals...More

1  Thank Kalinga C
Reviewed 22 April 2018
Book somewhere when you get to your hotel

We had a couple of issues with this trip. Firstly, despite us emailing and calling the company in the UK and Sri Lanka, we received no confirmation that the company would be coming to pick us up. Yes, we received the confirmation email when we...More

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank missnsmith58
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