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Yala National Park

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Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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“water buffalo”(188 reviews)
“sloth bear”(133 reviews)
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We got great sighting of 2 bears 2 leopards and several elephants. Our guide ishaan was great. However, it is important to know, that the jungle is sparsely populated with animals such as langoors, spotted deer Sambar etc. Elephant sighting is excellent,so worth going if...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you visit this park you should be made aware that it is divided into zones. In order not to disrupt the wild animals only certain zones are open at any one time. Some zones are better than others. When we visited, the main zone...More

Thank Lushcreamteas
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great wildlife , well maintained and well controlled, there are 5 blocks , block 1 and 5 probably the best ones ..

Thank Matthias F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must visit place if you are a wild life or nature lover. Best days to visit is between Tuesday & Thursday. Very quiet 🐆🐆🐆

Thank Kerala2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

recently i have vsited .exorbitant charges.nothing found except a crocodile. In fact i could not find any special on srilanka

Thank G V Doddawad D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yala NP, is truly a paradise of leopards- the most elusive of the big cats. The climate is pretty hot but cooler in the rainy season. It has the highest density of leopards on the planet and though not guaranteed chances are high that you'll...More

Thank bimsaralwis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn't see any seldom animal, which I expected. No leopard, no bear, just couple of elephants, which you can meet just on the road somewhere near Polonnaruwa. A lot of deers, peacocks and buffalos. One crocodile was lying well far away from the road, so...More

Thank 67_2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Holiday company stated park closed Sept however it turned out section 1 which is known for high sightings of leopards would not re open until 1st November.Instead we visited section 5. We still got to see elephants and water buffallo plus lots of birds.

Thank hitcharideCheshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were told that we would be charged 35$ for the safari at Yala National park. When we reached yala, the safari man charged us 55$ per person. Though we tried to bargain, it didn't help. He did not show us the tickets also. If...More

Thank linus d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We planned our trip to Sri Lanka around the opening date for Yala Block 1 and 2, but a month before leaving for our trip we found out Yala was extending their close til the end of October due to limited rain. I guess the...More

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October 3, 2018|
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Response from Ozmonyet | Reviewed this property |
about US$50 per day from memory...contact Mahen from La Safari in Tissa (pls google for contact number) as their park fees are very reasonable n the driver they used was very good n knowledgable n you will have a gr8 time.
August 11, 2018|
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Response from KimmoH136 | Reviewed this property |
Raine season is good time. To see leopard and bear is gambling. Birds, wild pigs, dear, elephants you can see everytime say our guide.
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April 18, 2018|
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Response from pradeep m | Property representative |
thank you