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Shehan Safari

252 reviews
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Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
About Shehan Safari
Shehan's Yala Safari Tours Sri Lanka is specializing in Eco-Tourism adventure tours that take you into the heart of the Sri Lankan wilderness. Our staff are experts in their fields and are more than willing to impart their knowledge on wildlife and photography with you. For our game drives we use Luxury customized jeeps driven and lead by our English-speaking drivers/guides who are dedicated to helping you seek out even the most hard to find wildlife in the park. Our jeeps can handle every type of terrain, give an excellent view,points for photographers.We invite you to explore and discover Sri Lanka abundant wildlife,including leopards,elephants and sloth bears as well as some of the world's best bird watching. Escape and truly become one with nature....
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37 reviews
Leopards, elephants, and bears. Oh my! Discover these animals and more on a flexible safari tour to Yala National Park. Early pickup from your hotel ensures that you beat the tourist rush and enjoy the park during the ‘Golden Hours’, which is primetime for wildlife sightings. You can also extend your tour to include a picnic breakfast and lunch for an additional cost.
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$56.00 per adult
One Day Safari Tour to Both Yala and Udawalawe National Parks
2 reviews
5:00am: You will be picked up from your hotel in Yala, Udawalawe, Tissamaharama, Palatupana, Kirinda, Weerawila, Hambantota and then proceed to Yala National Park
06:00am to 11am: Yala Morning game drive
12:00pm - Picnic Lunch
12:45pm - Drive to Udawalawe national park.
2:30pm to 5.45pm Udawalawe Game drive
6:00pm: Elephant Transit home visit
6:30pm: Departure and drop off to the hotel
We will pick up from your hotel or Make your way to the gate of Yala or Udawalawe National Park, where you’ll meet up with your private guide. Climb into a sturdy 4x4 vehicle, which gives access to all the rugged areas of the park and offers clear views of the animals.
A private guide means you and your party will receive personalized attention and have plenty of time to ask questions.
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$177.00 per adult
Bundala National Park Safari
2 reviews
See Sri Lanka’s ‘wild side’ during this flexible-length private tour to Bundala National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Discover more than 320 species of animals that call the park home, including elephants, crocodiles, flamingos, snakes, and more than 200 species of birds. Your trip includes a choice of morning, evening, and full-day excursions.
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$48.00 per adult
Udawalawe National Park Safari
1 review
Head out to the enormous Udawalawe National Park, the largest animal reserve in Sri Lanka, with this safari-style tour. You'll hop in a 4x4 vehicle and head into the park with a private driver/guide to lead the way (and help point out wildlife). Just remember to keep your eyes out for all sorts of creatures, ranging from leopards to elephants, mongooses to bandicoots.
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$59.00 per adult
From Colombo: Udawalawa National Park Wildlife Safari
Benefit from early morning pickup at your hotel in Colombo, and then relax on the 5-hour drive to Udawalawa National Park, created in the 1970s to provide a sanctuary for wild animals displaced by the construction of the Udawalawe Reservoir on the Walawe River.
Upon arrival, go for a safari drive by jeep and look for the thriving elephant population in its natural habitat. Search for other indigenous wildlife, such as buffalo, wild boar, sambhur, and hare. Now the third most visited park in Sri Lanka, Udawalawe is also an important nature reserve for 50 species of butterflies and many species of birds.
Enjoy an authentic lunch at a local hotel in Udawalawe, at your own expense. Then, journey back to Colombo and get dropped off at your hotel on arrival.
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$180.00 per adult
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our driver Sakun was really friendly and very helpful. He picked us up at the hotel early in the morning so we could enter the park as one of the first. We quickly noticed he knows a lot about the animals in the park as...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shehan was very helpful and professional in resolving any queries. We look forward to booking in the future.

Thank sharavanan2019
Reviewed 1 week ago

High quality food and service. The famous London restaurant has opened in Cambridge and tops the choice in this city.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Rod H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our safari with Shehan tours. We had a big open-sided jeep between the two of us, with a hugely knowledgable driver. Shehan was really helpful, organising the tour and hotels for us at the last minute.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Shankauuty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the best safari experience ever! Our driver picked us up in time and spotted the most incredible animals. He gave everything so we can see the animals as long as possible without interrupting their natural habits. In addition to elephants, crocs, buffalos, birds...More

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Reviewed May 20, 2019 via mobile

Shehan Safaris went beyond our expectations of a holiday tour guide!! The whole experience was more than what we could have asked for. Steven & Our driver/guide went above and beyond to make sure we had the perfect safaris and we would highly recommend to...More

Thank teeniyam
Reviewed May 14, 2019 via mobile

Uda Walawe Safari with this company is excellent, especially with wishwa. He picked up us at Hambantota in the morning, we went to Elephant transit home, then we did the safari during 4 hours and went to Ella in the evening. Wishwa is really nice...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Victor K
Reviewed May 5, 2019 via mobile

We took a safari tour with Shehan Safaris in Udawalawe national park. This trip was without question the highlight of our trip to Sri Lanka. Our driver was brilliant - extremely knowledgeable about the wildlife and the area, and great fun too. He knew where...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Mishal M
Reviewed May 3, 2019

We went for a 7 hour safari. Our guide Yasanka was so dedicated to find leopards. We spent some time with the other cars but after a while Yasanka drove us to some parts where there were no other cars. We were lucky to see...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Polskiborsuk
Reviewed April 27, 2019

My girlfriend and I went on a day trip to the Yala National Park with Shehan Safaris and it was really great! As it had been raining heavily the previous weeks, the park was full of water so it was not easy to see elephants...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Trivini P
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Heather R
January 31, 2019|
Response from Gharriss | Reviewed this property |
Darker colours are best for spotting animals. You’ll definitely need protection from the sun so long sleeves are a good idea. You’ll definitely be covered in red clay dust by the end so nothing too nice!
November 24, 2018|
Response from Chris K | Reviewed this property |
We were over in July. The weather was good. Not too warm. They also start early so its much cooler.
September 12, 2018|
Response from S_Rhiannon | Reviewed this property |
I would not really recommend taking such young children on a safari in this area, especially a 5.5 month old - the roads are incredibly bumpy and dusty it would be stressful for you and them.