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Leopard Safari Tour in Yala National Park provided by Shehan Safari

Leopard Safari Tour in Yala National Park

Leopard Safari Tour in Yala National Park
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94% of travelers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Look for leopards, elephants, sloth bears, and more in Yala National Park
Duration:
5–14 hours
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
99
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Yala National Park boasts one of the densest populations of leopards in the world, and this great-value safari focuses on the spotted predator. At dawn and dusk, your driver/guide will search exclusively for leopards: Outside those times, look for elephants, sloth bears, crocodiles, monkeys, deer, and more. Choose between morning, afternoon, extended morning, and full-day tours, all with hotel transfers. The full-day option includes a picnic breakfast and lunch.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5-14 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Choose between four different time slots to suit your schedule and interests
  • Escape the crowds on the main park routes in an off-road 4WD
  • Save time and stress with round-trip transfers direct from local hotels
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5-14 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Choose between four different time slots to suit your schedule and interests
  • Escape the crowds on the main park routes in an off-road 4WD
  • Save time and stress with round-trip transfers direct from local hotels
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 101090P3
Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • National Park fees (If option selected)
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Only Full day Tour Includes Picnic Lunch
Duration
5–14 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We will free pick up and drop you any place from Yala, Tissamaharama, Weerawila, Kirinda, Kataragama area
  • Airports:
  • Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport, Hambantota, Tangalle Sri Lanka
  • Ports:
  • Hambanthota Harbour, Hambantota, Sri Lanka
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travelers
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • National Park fees (If option selected)
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Only Full day Tour Includes Picnic Lunch
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We will free pick up and drop you any place from Yala, Tissamaharama, Weerawila, Kirinda, Kataragama area
  • Airports:
  • Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport, Hambantota, Tangalle Sri Lanka
  • Ports:
  • Hambanthota Harbour, Hambantota, Sri Lanka
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5–14 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Yala National Park
    Stop: 4 hours
    We are one of leading tour service provider in Yala Since 1984. Park Gate is opens at 6 AM and we are ready to drive then.  First Try is to get in to the park as one of first Jeeps. That will give us maximum opportunities everyday.  Early morning first 2 hours and the day end last 2 hours is the golden hours for the leopard spotting.  Therefore we will not waste our time with the common animals or birds within this time.   After this Golden Hours we will change the driving style in to explaining process and stop by every single thing we see on our route.  Within this tours to Yala, Big 3 is Leopard, Sloth Bear & Elephants. Other than that Many other different animal like Crocodiles, Monkeys, Deers, Birds, Jackals, Mongoose..... Many people in there reviews mentioned that the Yala is very busy, I have to say this. We will not drive only the main road of the park. Over set of Toyota Hilux/Toyota Land Cruiser Jeeps are able to Drive any road in the park and we will.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Diana W
10 contributions
Vishwa was the best driver - he was super friendly and pointed out all the animals and birds.

He was also super dedicated to finding me a leopard, even when I was having fun just enjoying the ride. I had seen all the other animals and so wasn’t too fussed about leopards but he kept driving around and finding the best to wait just so I could snap a leopard pic! I felt like he really wanted to make sure I got to see absolutely everything.

I did the full day tour and the food provided for the picnic lunch was sooo good. I definitely ate way more than I should’ve.

This tour was perfect, and I highly recommend doing the full day because I didn’t see a leopard till the afternoon portion.
Written November 7, 2021
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AndyTaylor82
Driffield, UK64 contributions
We did three tours with Sheehan Safari, two to Yala and one to Udawalele. All three were with Yasanka who was a fantastic guide, he really made all three days worthwhile.
The first day in Yala on the morning tour was really busy, but we were lucky enough to see a leopard up close. The second day in Udawalele was fantastic, so many elephants, toucans, monkeys and birds.
The last tour back to Yala, Yasanka took us to block 5, which was less crowded and we found more relaxed. He spotted a leopard in the trees from a great distance and we had 5minutes alone with a leopard before the other trucks arrived. Later through his constant contact with other guides we got a second leopard viewing up close. To top it all off when the park closed at 6pm we were driving out and Yasanka spotted a big male leopard close to the entrance gates.
We would recommend this company and suggest asking for Yasanka, very knowledgeable, gentile and you can tell he loves nature. The packed lunch on the first day was also the best local dish we had on the whole trip! Thank you
Written January 1, 2020
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Carla Ann S
12 contributions
Fantasistic safari experience. Easy to book, good communication before hand.
Nalika our guide was fantastic. So knowledgeable about every species of animal in the park. Made such a special effort to help us to see all the animals including a leopard. V helpful and friendly. An excellent guide!!!
Lunch was lovely rice and curry and fresh fruit. Plenty of water and juice to drink.

Only negative comment would be picnic breakfast not worth 8 dollars. Small sandwich and few biscuits/bar and an apple. Bit expensive for what it was. But that’s the only v small negative thing I can think of.
They were also v helpful in providing a vegetarian meal.

Thanks again!!!
Would 100% recommend!
Written April 1, 2022
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Sofia G
Mirissa, Sri Lanka18 contributions
We had a private morning tour in Yala national park with a very dedicated tour guide, Yasanka. He made sure we saw all the main animals in the park even a LEOPARD!!! Thank you for this unforgetable experience, such a well arranged tour. This is a must do in Sri Lanka. Highly recommended!!
Written January 24, 2020
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sarayoung2016
Horsham, UK7 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We had a fantastic guide in Yasanka who was early for pick up and very efficient in getting us to the gate very near the front.
He was in constant communication with other guides to find where the animals were and because of being on a full day tour could spend more time waiting for the animals.
He was able to spot the animals and give details information on what they were.
Fantastic lunch and were able to spot a leopard outside of the park on the way home to finish a fantastic day.
We were able to see 3 different leopards when many in the park didn’t get to see any.

Would highly recommend....
Written January 11, 2020
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Diana R
Candikuning, Indonesia5 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
It was awesome!!! At first, we could not find leopards, since it was a bad time - three days before my visit, it rained heavily. Then we saw one leopard, it was on a tree. There was a big traffic jam because everyone wanted to see it. He was pretty far away from road and it was difficult to look for leopard. At the end of the trip, my guide decided to try again to go in another place and look for leopards. We were so lucky!!! We found four leopards at once! There were only two cars, ours and one more! We also saw many different animals! It was wonderfull
Written January 1, 2020
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subash t
3 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
We had about 3 hours here on a Jeep safari and really enjoyed it. The jeeps picked us up from our hotel at 2.30pm, the park closes strictly at 6pm. I could have easily done a whole day here! We had fantastic time.
Written March 10, 2020
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Pasindu S
Pannipitiya, Sri Lanka4 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
The best of all national parks I've visited ❤
It's the most beautiful place. Of course to complete the whole you need a full day and be get ready to bathe some dusts😊
But it's totally worth. You will find wide range of animals with very close proximity. Love the sights.
Written June 7, 2021
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Dula D
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions
May 2020 • Couples
Very beautiful national park with variety of animals. Saw 2 leopards, Mostly elephants were there. Beautiful sunset can be seen also. Lake view also was very beautiful. Highly recommended.
Written May 4, 2020
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David
2 contributions
Mar 2020 • Solo
I booked a full day safari with Shehan and it was incredible. I was picked up by my driver from my hotel at 5am and we headed straight to the park. The driver was very friendly and knowledgeable and really wanted me to see all the animals. He was in constant communication with other drivers so we knew were to find the animals. We got to see 3 leopard's up close plus elephants, monkeys, buffalo etc. He also prepared a full Sri Lankan lunch which was delicious. I couldn't reccomend this enough. 10 out of 10
Written March 12, 2020
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