Shehan Safari
Shehan Safari
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
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....
Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
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Cledus
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
On the 10th of October 2023 Yashara took my wife and I for a tour at Yala national park to spot leopards and other amazing animals. Yashara was such a great drive and guide that he was able to find us two leopard and one of those within 5 meters with a clear line of sight. Other animals we saw were the water buffalo, spotted deer, elephants, monkeys, crocodiles, monitors and a whole bunch of incredible birds. Thank you so much for a wonderful safari trip.
Written October 11, 2023
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Christin B
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
We did the Shuttle From Ella to Tangalle with an included Safaritour in the Yala Nationalpark.
The Safari was absolutly amazing. We have seen a few elephants, lots of monkeys, lots of crocodils, lots of buffalos und the very best: one leopard.
At least it was possible just because of our absolutly great Safari-Guide Yashara. He gave his very best to get to see every of this animals, followed all of our wishes and we could feel that he was also impressed by this animals. That makes it even more special.
The Jeep was very comfortable.
We loved it.
Written September 22, 2023
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Stefanie S
Berlin, Germany12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
We booked our tour very convenient via WhatsApp after I discovered their website. We agreed on a price, discussed pick up and drop off point, I got a payment link sent and all was done very easily. We did the booking a month ahead of our travel to Sri Lanka and everything worked out perfectly. The driver picked us up super on time at our hotel in Ella, drove us to the national park, waited there for us and dropped us off at our hotel close to Tangalle. At the national park, a jeep with tour guide already waited for us and we directly started our safari. Our guide was amazing, he tried his very best to show and explain to us everything we were able to see and what we asked. It was an experience we will never forget and can totally recommend to book this tour with Shehan Safari.
Written March 17, 2023
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Sophie P
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
My husband and I did a full day Safari in Yala, driven by Sasanka on our recent trip.
It the best experience we had the whole trip! Sasanka was a fantastic driver and I don’t think our day would have been the same without him. He obviously had a lot of contacts and was aways speaking with other drivers to find out about locations and sightings of animals, and when he got word of something he drove us incredibly quickly to the location to give us the best chance of spotting the animals.
With his expertise and driving we saw so many different animals. He also took us on some quieter routes where it felt like we were the only people in the whole park, and we had some amazing moments watching a family of elephants playing together.
Sasanka worked hard all day to try and find a leopard for us! We did spent some time waiting at different locations to see if leopards would come out and it paid off finally at the end of the day when we saw one! We were waiting a bit further down the road for it when Sasanka got word it was behind us. He skilfully reversed at full speed to get us in a position to see the leopard clearly in between the other jeeps. We may have missed it without his excellent driving!
Written April 14, 2024
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Victoria S
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
We picked Shehan Safari based on their reviews and they didn’t disappoint! The company is very professional, organized a transfer to and from Hikkaduwa for us, everything ran on time. Our driver Yashara was incredible! As you’ll find out a lot of sighting success depends on the driver’s skill and Yashara was the man for the job. He knew when we needed to race to a sighting spot, drove safely even when we had to go a little faster and we ended up seeing a leopard within meters of us as it crossed the road all thanks to his skillful driving. Of course sighting is not guaranteed but if you want the best chance, these guys are it!
Written December 6, 2023
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Cristina V
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Great day spent together with Shehan. He has an awesome eye to spot all the animals and birds. He is a very good driver and really made a lot of efforts to make our experience unforgetable.
At the moment we almost gave up on seeing lepards, he managed to do it in our last 15 minutes, with a race drive within the safari :).
I highly recommend him!
Written October 25, 2023
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Adeem A
London, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Yashara was our tour guide today and he did an amazing job. Couldn't have asked for a more enthusiastic and engaging guide. He was constantly looking for the best places to spot Leopards, Bears and Elephants. Often pointing out wildlife we had no idea was right infront of our eyes. I was extremely satisfied with our trip and can happily say I have crossed off seeing a Leopard from my bucket list. We saw a leopard with 2 cubs, followed by another Leopard with 3 cubs, mind-blowingly beautiful and majestic creatures. This is a memory that will stay in my mind forever. Thanks again for all your effort today Yashara and I highly recommend anyone who visits Sri Lanka to go out of their way and make a trip to Yala National Park.
Written May 5, 2024
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Departure43594414216
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Our Guide Sasanka could show us all Animals what we wanted to see. He spoke very good English and explained a lot. We got much more to see than we expected. We saw Elephants, Crocodile, Leopards, Birds, Mongos and much more.
All in all it was awesome!!!!
Written October 5, 2023
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Julia Y
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The tour was amazing! We were really lucky with our guide Yashara because we managed to see leopards and elephants. The guide seemed to know a lot about animals there and took amazing photos with his camera, which he sent to us!
Written February 2, 2024
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Sand66878
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
An amazing experience. Enter the park at around 6 in the morning and by about 10am you can end your tour by seeing so many beautiful, amazing animals. Highly recommend with best tour operator in town.
Written January 18, 2023
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