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Half-day Safari **Experienced Independent Local Guide

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At a Glance

At a Glance

This is a 1 half-day game drive in Yala National Park with an experienced safari driver, and is perfect for those who have arranged their accommodation separately. You can opt for either a morning safari game drive, or an afternoon safari game drive. The morning game drive will take place from 5am to 10am, and the afternoon game drive will take place from 1pm to 6pm. Please do let us know your preference :)

Details

5.0 hours
Private trip
Up to 6 persons

Activities

Hiking
Wildlife & Animals
Nature Walks
Elephants
Safari Tour
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Suitable For

Families with Kids
Solo Travellers
Couples
Small Groups

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You want to get upclose and personal with the locals for half a day, Dilan is the go-to guy! He is an independent guide so show some support for small businesses like his

What's included

What's included

  • Return Transfer from Tissamaharama
  • 1 private half-day game drive
  • Jeep and driver
  • Water (1 bottle per person)
  • All government taxes (VAT, NBT)
  • Service charge
  • Park entrance fees (usually US $30/each for group sizes between 2-6 persons, and US $50 for solo traveller groups)
  • Food
  • Transport from hotels located outside the Tissamaharama area
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Availability

Availability

Scheduled Trip Dates
Unavailable
Prices shown in USD

Where You'll Meet

Where You'll Meet

  • Anywhere in Tissamaharama 15 mins before selected timeslot

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'll get the chance to spot birds, elephants and other wildlife in Yala National Park

  • Anywhere in Tissamaharama (Your hotel in Tissamaharama) - 15 mins before
  • Game drive in Yala Safari (*Timings differ for morning game drive)

Meet your guide

Meet your guide

Dilan

Dilan is an independent guide who has been showing the best of Yala to his guests for over 6 years. He has a few friends that work with him, who he asks to help out during busy times. No frills here, but a heartfelt and enjoyable ride of discovery!
9 years experience
Basic English
Community-Based
Wildlife-Safe

What others are saying

What others are saying

5.0 out of 1 helpful reviews
Marta Paradowska
07 Jan 2020

Covid Policies and Practices

Covid Policies and Practices

Covid Cancellation Policy
If there are strict Covid-19 regulations that prevent you from going on your trip, you may get a full refund via Seek Sophie credits (can be used on multiple bookings with no expiry) or reschedule at no additional costs. Otherwise, we would do our best to help you reschedule in other cases. Read our full policy here.

Policies

Policies

Usual Cancellation Policy (for Non-Covid reasons)
Cancel for free 7 days before your trip starts. Cancellations after such date will not be eligible for refunds as Dilan would have paid for your trip’s logistics already.

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 (ideally breathable as it may get hot)
Hat
Insect Repellent
Sunglasses
Sunscreen
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