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Noel Rodrigo's Leopard Safaris

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Noel and Cecile were fantastic hosts and the whole experience at the campsite was wonderful. The staff are really friendly and everyone works so hard to make the experience memorable. The tents are thoughtfully equipped with everything that you need including a torch, mobile phone, fans, electrical sockets and ear plugs for when the jungle gets noisy at night! The...

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

Dear Milly, Thank you very much for your review and recommendation! We are happy to read that you had a wonderful experience staying with us and enjoyed our staff’s hospitality and dedication, as well as the comfort of our South African canvas tents. Entering the jungle at dawn definitely is a thrilling experience and it is also a perfect moment...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Noel's Safari for two nights in a family tent (2 adults and 2 kids) and had a great time. The staff were so friendly and accommodating, and were absolute experts when it came to the animals and their habitat. We saw so many amazing wild animals and learned so many things about them. Back at the camp,...

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

Dear Stephanie, Thank you for taking time to write a review of your stay at our Yala Camp. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your time with us, as well as our fresh Sri Lankan cuisine, and our staff’s dedication. Thank you for promoting us to animal lovers, as we always look forward to share our passion and...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my partner visited leopard safari last week it was AMAZING!, Saj our guide was so knowledgeable any questions about the animals he would answer withsuperb detail. The tents are comfortable and at camp you really feel at ease. We stayed one night so had two game drives both were Amazibg I would highly recommend

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

Dear Remi, Thank you for sharing your experience at our Yala Camp with Trip Advisor readers.It is nice to read that you could appreciate Sajith's expertise about wildlife, as well as the comfort we provide while staying in the wild. Once again, thank you for your recommendation, it is very helpful and much appreciated! Best regards from the wild, Noel...

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I recently experienced a safari that lived up to its expectations. I am a birder and saw 100 species of birds with Saj , an experienced guide in the birding world and animals alike. We had 5 sightings of leopards, elephants, jackal, spotted deer, water buffalo, monkeys and mongoose . The food was beautifully presented and was nutritious. At the...

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

Dear Elaine, Thank you for your kind review. We are thrilled to read that you enjoyed your stay with us so much and were lucky enough to see so many different species of birds, which I think is the ultimate treat for a bird lover. It is nice to see that you also enjoyed the comfort and service we offer...

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My Mom and I stayed in a tent and went for 4 drives (two early morning and two afternoon). Everything was incredible! The camp is set-up just outside the back entrance of Yala National park, which meant that there were less people (and jeeps). The camp itself is beautiful and we saw fantastic wildlife on the drive to the camp...

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

Dear Shelley, Thank you for taking time to share your experience with us. We are happy to read that you had such a great time and were lucky to experience such fantastic sightings; we are sure this encounter with the leopard by the jeep is a memory you will keep for a long time.It is very important for us to...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for one night on our honeymoon. Were greeted by the friendly Dhanu who drove us in the jeep to camp. Stayed in a couples tent. Tent was spacious, fans, proper flush toilet next to the tent, shower under the stars (they offer warm water shower). The lunch provided was the best Sri Lankan meal I have had in our...

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

Dear Louise and Brenton We'd like to thank you for your nice review and recommendation. We are thrilled to read that you really enjoyed your time on the camp thanks to our comfortable tents and fresh Sri Lankan cuisine, and on the safaris as well. You indeed experienced great sightings in only two game drives. Thank you for your kind...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This really was an experience we will never forget. We didn't know what to expect really but the whole experience certainly didn't disappoint. Our guides were waiting for us in the big truck which was to be our transport for the next two days - that was an experience in itself but so much fun for the kids, and us!...

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

Dear Susan, Thank you for your nice and detailed review of your experience at our Yala Camp. We are happy to read that you and your kids enjoyed your stay with us so much that you will keep memories of it for long. We indeed try to provide as much comfort as possible for our guests while respecting the nature...

Stalybridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked the luxury tent as part of our honeymoon. From pick up to drop off everything was 5 star! We had the most fantastic time and staff went the extra mile to make our stay extra special. The room itself was magnificent and we adored being able to shower under the stars. Everything about the room has been carefully...

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

Dear Emma and Matty, Many thanks for you kind and heartfelt review of your stay with us. We are thrilled to read that you describe it as your ‘honeymoon highlight’ and we take a great pride of being able to make this moment so special for you. The luxury lodge tent definitely is the perfect accommodation for honeymooners, thanks to...

Adelaide
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

These guys are super professional and want you to see animals in the wild - and lots of them, hence lots of hours are spent 'on safari'. Guides are educated and friendly - they know all the species of birds, animals and we always felt confident and safe. And yes we saw leopards - but we also saw loads of...

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

Dear Camper, Thank you for taking time to share your experience with Trip Advisor readers. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your time on the safaris, thanks to interesting and varied sightings and our guides' expertise. Thank you for noticing our efforts to share the best fresh traditional Sri Lankan cuisine with our guests, as well as convivial...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived by a perfect flight into Yala on the day as a large group for a friends birthday celebration holiday. Noel was the perfect host, the staff and team were hospitable, knowledgeable and friendly. We did 4 safari's, over 2 large lots in the national park, spotted 8 leopards (one for a good half hour posed around a waterhole...

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

Dear Emma, Thank you for your nice review. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us, especially thanks to our very dedicated staff, our fresh Sri Lankan cuisine and a very impressive number of leopard sightings! Our AC luxury lodge tent definitely is the right choice if you want to spend a night in the wild...

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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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“The honeymoon tent is aircon and glam so jump into that one”
 of 5 bubbles emmah556, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“This is a luxury tented safari, with full size beds within the tents and plumbed in toilets and solar showers”
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 of 5 bubbles Glacierlfc, Oct 17, 2016 | Read review
“All tents are equal with a luxury option available.”
 of 5 bubbles FrancisM1944, Sep 7, 2016 | Read review
“There is 1 air con tent on a wooden structure- luxury; the rest was a large tent with toilet and shower”
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“mid range to luxury”
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