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Leopard Safaris Camp

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Leopard Safaris Camp Yala National Park, Yala National Park 45, Sri Lanka
Leopard Safaris Camp
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you’re looking for a 'family adventure of a lifetime', the Leopard Safari Camp awaits you. Our family, (husband, myself and our two boys, age 8 and 11) visited the camp for 3 days over the recent Easter holiday. From the moment we arrived we felt welcomed by the friendly staff and intrigued by camp life itself. We stayed in... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If there is only one thing you do in Srilanka, go to Yala and stay with Leopard Safaris Camp. It is expensive but it is so worth it for multiple reasons. 1)You get what you pay for. Amazing service. Amazing safaris and amazing food. Best in the world. 2)Noel runs a good setup. His employees are truly passionate and really... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A fantastic holiday. The whole experience was amazing, our family tent was immaculate, the outdoor shower was a unique experience. The food was the best we had in the whole of our stay in Sri Lanka and eating under the stars with the lovely people we met there and sharing our stories was always a perfect end to a perfect... More 

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Cambridge New Zealand
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12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very fortunate to spend 3 nights at Leopard Safari Camp. We had already experienced their hospitality at their other camp at Wilpathu with camp manager Dhanu, which we absolutely loved, so were excited about spending another 3 nights in this camp in Yala. The camp is very well organized. All the tents are private and tucked away in... More 

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SriLankaLeopard, Owner at Leopard Safaris Camp, responded to this review

Dear Ilonca and Ken, thank you for writing such a wonderful review of your second stay with us! It has been a pleasure for Cecile and I to host you in Yala this time and we feel proud that once again you were able to see and experience how much we love what we do and we’d like you to... More 

Singapore
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family recently stayted with the team at the Leopard Safari Camp. We have 3 children age 12,9,and 7 years and stayed in 2 tents - a double for boys and a triple for girls. We had originally booked a family tent but straight away the staff felt it would be too cramped and offered us an alternative - which... More 

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SriLankaLeopard, Owner at Leopard Safaris Camp, responded to this review

Dear Lisa, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review describing your stay with us. It’s been a pleasure for me, Cecile, Marlon and all my team to host you and to make sure your stay was as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. We strive to provide a first class safari experience both at our camp... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outstanding service, fantastic food and the best facilities you could ask for whilst in the middle of the jungle. Leopard safaris certainly ticks all the boxes. Noel and his staff offer perfection with every moment, from the welcoming hospitality through to a most memorable safari experience with well versed and knowledgable guides. I could not fault them if I tried.... More 

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SriLankaLeopard, Owner at Leopard Safaris Camp, responded to this review

Dear Adam and Rania, Thank you so much for your such great feedback! Reading reviews like yours makes me and my whole team very proud of what we do and it's the best reward we can get! It's exactly what we strive to deliver, memorable game drives and high quality service with a personalised attention to detail. Once more, thanks... More 

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

After years of searching for the perfect leopard safari experience, I can safely say that I found it here at Noel and Cecile’s Leopard Safaris Sri Lanka – literally a dream come true for any wildlife and leopard enthusiast. I have so many incredible memories from this trip, that just words and photos can’t summarise how exceptional the whole service... More 

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SriLankaLeopard, Owner at Leopard Safaris Camp, responded to this review

Dear Melissa and Jack, Thank you for writing such a wonderful detailed review of your stay at our Yala Camp! And thank you for sharing some of your beautiful photos with other TripAdvisor’s travelers! What a detailed description of your whole safari experience - I really appreciate it very much and I’m sure it will help other travellers to get... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The best experience! The accomodation, food, staff, game drives are absolutely excellent and rustic. The food was truly the best Srilankan I had in the entire trip. The trails Noel chose were very scenic and private. His passion and vision are very inspiring. The staff is very friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. The campsite and the tents are very welcoming and... More 

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SriLankaLeopard, Owner at Leopard Safaris Camp, responded to this review

Dear Camper, Thank you for taking the time to write such nice review! I am very happy to learn that your stay at our Yala Camp was so memorable and that, together with my game drives, we seem to have exceeded your high expectations. Feedbacks like yours encourage us to keep providing the best service with the same passion as... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We had read so much positive about Leopard Safaris and Noel Rodrigo, we were disappointed to find that Noel wasn't going to be around on our two-night stay. In his absence, the staff who looked after us were competent but not outstanding, with Marlon making the best impression on us. The food and wine provided were excellent at all times,... More 

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SriLankaLeopard, Owner at Leopard Safaris Camp, responded to this review

Dear Rosemary and Jim, I am deeply sorry that my absence from the camp during your stay turned out to be such a disappointment for you. As you will understand we run 3 camps in Sri Lanka and I hence cannot be everywhere at the same time, although I try to spend as much time at the camps as possible.... More 

Hong Kong, China
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Noel Rodrigo of Leopard Safaris is a passionate and highly dedicated wildlife expert who has created a unique and very beautiful experience for visitors who are looking for the best big game spotting experience available at Yala, Sri Lanka’s finest national park. A Sri Lankan himself born of Portuguese lineage, he really cares about the both clients and the animals.... More 

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SriLankaLeopard, Owner at Leopard Safaris Camp, responded to this review

Dear Lawrence, Thank you for your praise and for taking the time to write such wonderful review about your game drives. I feel honoured when our guests appreciate the way I feel about leopards and wildlife in general. Staying at Leopard Safaris is more than offering luxury camping experience; it is mainly about sharing all this passion and knowledge about... More 

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