Yala National Park Safari


Are there tigers in Sri Lanka? No, there are no tigers in Sri Lanka. Leopards are the apex predators on the island which may explains why its easier to see leopards in Sri Lanka than on a South African safari, for example.

How much is a safari in Yala National Park?

Yala National Park entrance fee | 4.000 LKR, ($21.50) per person. Half-day jeep safari | 5.000 6.000 LKR, ($24.00 32.25) per jeep, with a maximum of 6 people. Full-day jeep safari | 11.000 12.000 LKR, ($59.00 64.50) per jeep, with a maximum of 6 people.

How long is the safari in Yala National Park?

about 3 hours
Each safari lasts about 3 hours. Various hotels & resorts arrange jeep safari for their guests. Palatupana & Katagamuwa are closed from 1st September to 1st October every year while the Galge & Yala West Gates on Buttala-Kataragama Road which remain open 365 days.

Is Yala National Park worth visiting?

Is Yala worth visiting? Yala with all its flora and fauna is a unique experience and one of the must-sees of Sri Lanka. The park is worth visiting at all times of the year, however, planning your visit during peak season (December to April) is recommended.

Which is better udawalawe or Yala?

Udawalawe national park is great if you are mainly interested in spotting wild elephants. It is also the better option for someone wanting a jeep safari in a less crowded national park. Yala national park is better if you want to see a wide range of animals with the possibility of spotting leopards.

What do you wear to Yala safari?

Year round:
Safari attire that blends in with the natural surroundings Green, Beige, khaki, tan etc. .
On cooler nights, a light weight cardigan or shawl maybe more comfortable for the evenings.
Sunblock, Sunglasses & a hat to protect against the sun and glare.
Insect repellent.
Lip balm.

Can you see elephants in Yala National Park?

As with other typical safari destinations, Yala can offer a range of animals with a far lesser crowd. You can expect to see Elephants, crocodiles and leopards roaming around, and if you are lucky you may even see a live kill.

How many leopards are there in Yala?

The Yala Leopard Diary is a quick identification guide containing identifying features and the known home range of 102 leopards.

Where can I see leopards in Sri Lanka?

Yala National Park
Yala National Park

Its fame is largely thanks to the fact that Yala has the most densely populated leopard presence on earth. Around 40 leopards are believed to roam the area, but sightings of these elusive creatures are still very rare.

Where should I stay to see Yala National Park?

Most-booked hotels in Yala National Park in the past month
Ekho Safari Tissa. Hotel in Tissamaharama. .
Jetwing Yala. Hotel in Yala. .
Rice of Life by Tissa Inn. Hotel in Tissamaharama. .
Hotel Senora. Hotel in Kataragama. .
Grand Tamarind Lake. Hotel in Kataragama. .
Hotel Nilketha. .
LakeSide Cabana Tissamaharama. .
Rice Rice Villas.


Best Sri Lanka Safari: 8 Park Comparison Guide
Yala National Park.
Kumana National Park.
Udawalawe National Park.
Horton Plains National Park.
Kaudulla National Park.
Minneriya National Park.
Gal Oya National Park.
Whale Watching Safaris.


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