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Noel Rodrigo's Leopard Safaris

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Otley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding Safari Camp - but please remember this is a CAMP, a safari experience, not a luxury hotel and as such tents in the bush are the order of the day. Nevertheless the camp is well done and maintained. The food was excellent and plentiful, mostly Sri Lankan cuisine. Noel and his partner Cecile are excellent hosts and his team... More 

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Yinnar, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are 3 couples, 2 expats and 1 couple first time Australians to SL on a 21 day round trip. This is the 2nd time that I have used the 3day/2 night safari option. the 1st being in 2012 when the camp was actually located inside the park. To demonstrate the importance of this incredible experience, I should mention that... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time on safari at Noel Rodrigo's leopard safari tour - we did 2 morning and 2 evening safaris and stayed in their glamping accommodation complete with shower and proper toilet. When we were not off road chasing down wildlife we enjoyed the amazing home cooked local food at the campsite. Saw lots of animals but our favourite... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All the staff was amazing, dedicated and super friendly The food was outstanding the staff was very knowledgeable and competent and we learned a lot . My husband and I had the air con tent which was an absolute treat in the middle of the day We are all committed to come back again.

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Echuca, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While this is an experience that cannot be put into words, I can only recommend this experience as a must see from the bottom of my heart for anyone who is lucky enough to be touring Sri Lanka. While it cannot be guaranteed at any time you will be lucky enough to see leopard as they are wild creatures in... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The most amazing safari from start to finish. My husband and I stayed 2 nights at this wonderful campsite. Due to the experience of our main guide Dilanka and the team, we saw leopards, elephants, sloth bear, and many beautiful birds. We also met some fantastic people from other countries. The jeeps are really comfortable and looked much better than... More 

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Sheffield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Where can I start?! This place is amazing!!!! The safari itself: saw every animal we were told we would, very knowledgable guides who have such a passion for the animals and are just as excited and keen to see the wildlife as the tourists are. (Praneet and Di Lanka- we love you!) amazing close encounters, comfortable jeep rides with no... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Great place, great staff, great food. The naturalist guides were extremely competent and went way beyond just finding Leopards - though they were great at that too. The tents are comfortable. A really great place to stay.

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SriLankaLeopard, Owner at Noel Rodrigo's Leopard Safaris, responded to this review

Dear Camper, Thank you for taking the time to post such brilliant review. We are all very happy to learn that you had a great experience with us. I am pleased to hear that you had such great time and that every member of my staff went above and beyond to assure your satisfaction throughout your stay. We pride ourselves... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

We stayed in the only air conditioned tent and with it's ensuite bathroom and running water was the ultimate luxury. The things that made this safari were the staff (wonderfully expert and hospitable), the excellent Sri Lankan food and - oh yes - the wildlife spotting! Just be aware that unlike African safaris we have been on, this camp is... More 

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SriLankaLeopard, Owner at Noel Rodrigo's Leopard Safaris, responded to this review

Dear Robert, Many thanks for providing us with a wonderful feedback of your recent Noel’s Leopard Safaris experience. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed staying at our exclusive Luxury Lodge tent, as well as the safari and the food. We have a fantastic team of experts that works very hard to ensure that each guest has a lovely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Thanks to the whole team at Yala for a great stay & awesome experience. The game drives were fantastic & I'm missing the amazing food already! Well worth it & would highly recommend the experience to anyone else.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Only one man has made his home for thirty-five years amongst the world's highest concentration of leopards in the wild. Noel Rodrigo personally guides guests into Sri Lanka's most dramatic landscapes and natural habitats for elephants, sloth bears and crocodiles as well, in the utmost comfort, thanks to his former career as a first class airline cabin manager. Setting Noel's safaris to Yala and Wilpattu National Parks apart however are not merely the Toyota jeeps customized with camera support points and powerful binoculars for every guest, nor the South African tents outfitted with king size beds, en suite bathrooms, cooling units and private decks, nor even the healthy homemade Sri Lankan cuisine and imported wines. "I don't want my guests to feel any difference," says Noel of his elite team, recognized for their expertise by leading travel agents and international publications including Robb Report, Tatler and How To Spend It. In close coordination, Noel and these equally attuned animal trackers and bird specialists lead twice-daily game drives - most see a leopard, often many -- while hornbills, kingfishers and peacocks flutter overhead. "Elephants may come to drink at the waterhole by your tent," Noel tantalizingly warns his guests of all ages, honeymooners, families and friends among them, at his well appointed camps in the Sri Lankan jungle and high upon the Knuckles Range where nature photography lessons, cooking classes and equatorial stargazing are among the additional activities on offer amidst these timeless natural surroundings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Noel Rodrigo's Leopard Safaris

Address: Yala National Park, Sri Lanka (Formerly Leopard Safaris Camp)
Location: Sri Lanka > Yala National Park
Price Range: $350 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Leopard Safaris Camp Hotel Yala National Park
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