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At a Glance

At a Glance

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.

Details

5.0 hours
Join-in trip
Up to 12 persons

Activities

Hiking
Wildlife & Animals
Nature Walks
Safari Tour

Suitable For

Families with Kids
Solo Travellers
Couples
Small Groups

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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.

What's included

What's included

  • Return Transfer from Palatupana / Hambantota / Weerawila / Kataragama / Kirinda / Tissamaharama / Yala
  • 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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Availability

Availability

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Where You'll Meet

Where You'll Meet

  • Anywhere in Hambantota 15 mins before selected timeslot Details
  • Anywhere in Yala 15 mins before selected timeslot Details
  • Anywhere in Tissamaharama 15 mins before selected timeslot Details
  • Anywhere in Kirinda 15 mins before selected timeslot Details
  • Anywhere in Kataragama 15 mins before selected timeslot Details
  • Anywhere in Weerawila 15 mins before selected timeslot Details
  • Anywhere in Palatupana 15 mins before selected timeslot Details

What You'll Do

What You'll Do

This is a sample itinerary and may be weather-dependent.
Day 1: Yala National Park
Yala National Park

Today you will see leopard and other wildlife in the National Park

  • Meet-up 15 mins before selected timeslot
  • 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 *timings differ for evening game drive

Meet your guide

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.
13 years experience
Fluent English
Community-Based
Litter-Free
Wildlife-Safe

What others are saying

What others are saying

4.8 out of 86 helpful reviews
Lisa Groot
01 Feb 2020
1 Day Safari
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!
Nadeepa w
16 Nov 2019
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!
Nadeepa w
16 Nov 2019
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
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.
Pawan961206
16 Nov 2019
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.

Shehan Safari Policies

Shehan Safari Policies

Covid Cancellation Policy (for bookings after 1 Sept 2020)
If you can't travel because of Covid restrictions, you can choose to get a full refund, Seek Sophie credits (no expiry, 110% of trip value) or reschedule your trip at no additional cost. Your choice, no questions asked.
Usual Cancellation Policy (for Non-Covid reasons)
As Shehan Safari would be holding the slot for you and turning down other potential customers, you won’t be able to cancel after you book.

Helpful Questions from Other Travellers

Q
Can you arrange transportation to/from Yala National Park?
A
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.
Q
Which Yala National Park Blocks do you visit?
A
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!
Q
What should I pack?
A
Binoculars
Casual clothing
Hat
Insect Repellent
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