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Leopard Trails Camp Wilpattu Sri Lanka

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Wilpattu National Park Area NW Province, Wilpattu National Park 61300 Sri Lanka
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#1 of 10 Specialty lodging in Wilpattu National Park
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Leopard Trails Bespoke Tented safaris redefine the original tented safari with convenient modern-day amenities, all the while staying true to the romantic ambiance of a by-gone British colonial era filled with adventure. Tented Safari is the most authentic form of safari, a true immersion into the sights and sounds of the wilderness.
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Wilpattu National Park Area NW Province, Wilpattu National Park 61300 Sri Lanka
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Bandaranayake Intl Airport77 miSee all flights
Sigiriya Air Force Base Airport46 miSee all flights
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Coolonela wrote a review May 2020
Wickham Bishops, United Kingdom196 contributions112 helpful votes
Leopard Trails is situated just a few minutes from the entrance of Wilpattu National Park, Sri Lanka’s oldest and covering an area of 130,000 hectares. Our full and half day safaris were provided by a skilled driver and naturalist who helped us get the most out of our experience. Their knowledge and ability to spot animals was a key element to our fantastic experience. Drives were conducted using a 4x4 vehicle with raised and comfortable seating. which gave us a good viewing point. There are six tents on the site, well spread apart and the small number of guests gave the camp a relaxed and intimate atmosphere. Our luxury tent was vast inside and provided a comfortable queen sized bed, sofa, chairs and coffee table. Facilities included 2 air conditioning units, fan, tea and coffee making area, mosquito spray, fridge (with inclusive soft drinks) and ample filtered water in reusable bottles. The patio outside had 2 loungers, plus a bench seat with table. The overall footprint provided us with a simply luxurious space to rest and relax in between drives. The bathroom consisted of three separate areas (all within the confines of our tent). A toilet area (with door) utilising a flushable western toilet, a 2 sink wash area and a shower area (with hot and cold running water). The bathroom had a hairdryer and standard amenities kit e.g. toothbrush, soap but I’d like to see the single use plastic element here removed. Overall a great job is done to be environmentally friendly, refillable hand wash, shower gel, shampoo etc. The camp worked on an all inclusive basis and breakfast, lunch and dinner were all superb. Fare was a mixture of western and Sri Lankan, served in style and wonderfully attentive staff catered for our every need. Dinner was served al fresco under gentle light from kerosene lamps and candle light, plus there is little light pollution in the area, so the stars are clearly visible. An evening dinner under a dark sky full of stars, meeting fellow travellers, whilst firefly danced around us was one of the highlights of this experience. The camp has sandy paths leading to the tents, communal and dining areas, plus small ponds full of pink water lilies. Individuals with mobility issues may find this hard going, as well as the few steps around the camp. Going on drives will involve climbing in and out of the 4x4 or using the seat beside the driver (losing the height advantage). Whilst the staff have expressed their willingness to assist customers in any way practical, individuals should check carefully to ensure their particular needs can be met. Thank you to all the staff for a superb experience during our two night stay, the complimentary night and upgrade, plus an outstanding level of customer service. Wild animals are just that and don’t appear to a timetable, thus every experience will be different, and we have no hesitation about staying with Leopard Trails again.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Cityman02 wrote a review Mar 2020
London UK87 contributions75 helpful votes
We only stayed here for one night with game viewing in the afternoon of arrival and the next morning before departure, and were out about four hours both times. We were not lucky enough to see a leopard (but as we were there over a weekend when it is very busy we anticipated that we would be very lucky if we did), but we did see a sloth bear, and copious other wildlife, particularly birds. Our guide, Malmi, was excellent and very good at spotting and identifying everything, and also managed to get us away from the ‘crowds’ so that we could enjoy the park for moments on our own in silence. The tent was very comfortable, and even with air-conditioning!, and we were well looked after in every respect.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Yvonne M wrote a review Mar 2020
Suffolk, UK219 contributions114 helpful votes
Sadly, we only had one night in our gorgeous suite tent and spent very little time in it as we did both an afternoon and morning safari. There were two other couples staying at the camp and joining us on our safaris, who, combined with our enthusiastic and friendly guides, made for a very jolly experience. We were lucky enough to see a solitary elephant, a golden jackal, a black-tipped hare, some spotted deear and some nice birds. Best of all was the sloth bear, a lovely furry creature harmlessly ferreting in the undergrowth for termites. But despite our guides' considerable efforts we did not see a leopard. We were greeted after our evening safari at about 7.00 pm with gin and tonics, a very welcome gesture, before a very good dinner of a range of Sri Lankan curries. Our morning safari was less successful and there was an element of hunting for animals by chasing other jeeps to see what they had found, which we enjoyed less.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Donald F wrote a review Mar 2020
Scotland, United Kingdom460 contributions134 helpful votes
We stayed here 2 nights and had Malmi as our ranger. The tents are well appointed but a bit dark, Better lighting would be a plus.Good shower and en suite. Communal eating is the norm and food is of good safari camp standard. It is all inclusive with beer and wine available with meals Staff in camp are attentive. The rangers are very high quality and we saw leopards on all 3 game drives, as well as a lot of birds, deer, mongoose, etc malmi's knowledge was impressive. Well worth a stay.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Calgaryhikers wrote a review Mar 2020
Calgary, Canada8 contributions2 helpful votes
Wilpattu is the perfect place to view leopards and other wildlife in Sri Lanka and Leopards Trails is the perfect place to stay while doing so. Wilpattu is quietier than Yala Park which makes the experience feel more like an authetic outdoor experience. The animals were visible including leopards. Leopards Trails is everything it claims to be.Very small with lovely surroundings not far from park entrances. Your permanent tents really have everything you could wish for including private outdoor showers. The staff is wonderful particularly our guide/host Malmi. He spoke very good English, was extremely knowledgeable and a perfect host assuring that our every request was fulfilled. An enchanting, unforgeable experience.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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$743 - $2,046 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sri LankaNorth Western ProvinceWilpattu National Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Leopard Trails Camp Wilpattu Sri Lanka
Which popular attractions are close to Leopard Trails Camp Wilpattu Sri Lanka?
Nearby attractions include Wilpattu National Park (3.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Leopard Trails Camp Wilpattu Sri Lanka?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Leopard Trails Camp Wilpattu Sri Lanka?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.