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Yala Safari Holidays - Private Game Drives

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Address: Yala National Park 22200, Sri Lanka
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+94 77 347 6288

Yala Safari Holidays in Sri Lanka, is a specialist safari and adventure...

Yala Safari Holidays in Sri Lanka, is a specialist safari and adventure tour operator who organize tailor-made game drives in Yala, Tented camping safaris and excursions in and around Yala area. We are the one stop solution safari tour operator for all your requirements in organizing Safari Tours in Yala. Our team of wildlife experts and Wildlife photographers frequent Yala and knows Yala well. There are few experiences to match the thrill of a Yala safari game drive, waking up in your own private camp with not a soul for miles around you, a beach BBQ under the stars or a tour of Yala based tour itineraries to other locations of interest.

Feel the difference of knowledgeable & experienced drivers on one of our prearranged safari tours, enjoy a hassle free tour while they cater to your every need from purchasing of tickets to pick up and drops to and from hotels in Yala/Tissamaharama area, whilst maintaining a high level of security and back-up on the ground. Try an excursion in Yala area from the list of excursions suggested by us. Our style of safari jeep tours in Yala allows a level of adventure that is simply not catered for by traditional tour operators. Pre-book your Yala Safari Tour with us, come along and explore the wildlife of Yala & the vicinity.

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Early start 5am from hotel,got to park for 6 when park opens.first half hour is a bit hectic there a lot of jeeps there so its like the wacky races at the start but after half an... read more

Reviewed January 10, 2017
La Croix-Valmer, France
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I booked this safari online from a choice of three websites as the reviews were generally good and it was the only one to advertise prices. Our driver was punctual for hotel pick up and was by far one of the better (ie safer) drivers we have experienced in SriLanka! He was also courteous and professional. We stopped just prior... More 

Thank Kerrie B
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Reviewed April 20, 2017

Myself and three friends booked onto a half day safari drive at Yala National park. Having done a safari in Kenya (on the Masai Mara) I probably had unrealistic expectations going into this experience. Whilst the safaris in Africa involved roaming open plains for miles, this safari involved driving down narrow dust paths, surrounded by trees and foilage either side... More 

Thank hellsangelx
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Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

We did two safari trips. One late in day and one early. Because there are so many jeeps you eat dust from the jeeps in front. For hour after hour. We saw a good number of animals. Many elephants. One leopard. Lots of birds. Really all the animals we expected to see. But the dust from so many jeeps. Some... More 

Thank Angleseateam
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Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

Setting off from our hotel at 5.30 in the morning, a bit late I'd say. We arrived at Yala National Park about an hour later. We waited for our drivers to pay for our tickets. It is 9000 Rs/ $60 per person. We were very excited to see some elephants and maybe a leopard... We saw a couple of warthogs... More 

Thank MissBunnyP
Amble, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 3, 2017 via mobile

What a morning we had, out of bed by 5am, on the bus to Yala National Park, then at 6am into the jeeps for a bumpy, chaotic chase around the dusty roads looking for the elusive leopard. Yes, we saw a few peacocks and some birds, but no leopards or elephants, in fact, there was more wildlife outside our hotel... More 

Thank VikingRaider_10
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Reviewed February 19, 2017

We arrived at the park super early and were one of the first jeeps to enter the park, be prepared to bring your breakfast and an extra sweater because there is a one hour wait before the park opens at sunrise. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the park and animals and we were the only jeep that managed to... More 

Thank Karin K
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Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

It's so different to Africa! The canopy hides the animals so you spend a lot of time searching on roads in the park and driving. We were lucky to see a lot of interesting animals but our driver and guide were trying. Considering the amount of jeeps they allow daily into this park, they are not catering for the basic... More 

Thank Pamela A M
La Croix-Valmer, France
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Reviewed January 10, 2017

Early start 5am from hotel,got to park for 6 when park opens.first half hour is a bit hectic there a lot of jeeps there so its like the wacky races at the start but after half an hour it chills out as everyone goeas diferent directions.the jeeps are odviously not that comfortable so id advise the half day tour or... More 

Thank alectweedie
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Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

This national park is very badly organised. Anything up to 250-300 jeeps all running around looking for the elusive leopard and seeing very little. The wildlife is obviously fed up of the constant intrusion of the jeeps that they stay well away. If a leopard is spotted all the jeeps drive like madmen to get there. Some of them bump... More 

Thank Foodengine
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Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I really enjoyed this safari. Our guide Thilanga was very knowledgeable and experienced. He's been doing it for over seven years. So we managed to find two leopards which we were able to watch for about 20 minutes. We were the first jeep to find the leopards so we weren't surrounded by other vehicles and could really... More 

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