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Noel Rodrigo's Leopard Safaris

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Thank RunningCoua
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What made our trip memorable was the personal touch by Noel Rodrigo's staff. Kudos especially to Dilanke for being a warm host. Although the Safari experience itself was not "National Geographic channel" standard (thankfully we managed to spot the elusive leopards), the sumptuous food and luxurious accommodation definitely made up for it. All in all, it is indeed worth the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed three nights in the luxury tent which lived up to its name. Safaris to section 5 were more interesting than 1 and less busy because further to travel to enter. We saw a variety of wildlife including leopard, elephant and bear however the amazing information Sajith our naturalist was able to tell us made absolutely everything so much more... More 

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

Dear Vivien, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and share your experience with other travelers. It is so wonderful to hear that you both enjoyed staying at our exclusive Luxury Lodge tent, as well as the safaris where you were able to learn more about the flora and fauna from our expert guides. It is certainly... More 

Twickenham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

O h my goodness! These people know about customer service! Not only the nicest people running this but really smart too. Knew everything about the wildlife so it was a great learning experience and so interesting. The level of detail they have gone into to make this a truly exceptional experience is unbelievable. The food is probably the best I've... More 

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

Dear Hellen, Wow! What a lovely feedback! Thank you for letting us know about your amazing experience at Noel’s Leopard Safari and consider it as the highlight of your trip to Sri Lanka. It’s a pleasure! It is wonderful to see how you have enjoyed your time at our campsite and safari and to know we have been able to... More 

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We only had one night at the camp but the experience will never be forgotten. The entire family loved it. The tents are basic enough to feel like you are properly camping but very comfortable (lighting, proper beds, camp shower, proper loos etc.). The staff are absolutely amazing - they really understand service and are completely focused on ensuring you... More 

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

Dear Jonathan, Many thanks for taking the time to leave such a nice five-stars review about your recent stay with us. On behalf of Dhanu and the rest of my team, we feel very happy to know that you had such a fantastic safari experience and I am especially glad your children were able to enjoy it too. We pride... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

We stayed two nights at the campsite and had a fabulous time! Our camp hosts were fantastically welcoming and attentive and looked after our every need. The attention to detail at the campsite and cleanliness of our tent was excellent and the flushing toilet was an unexpected luxury! On the safari drives we were lucky enough to see 4 leopards,... More 

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

Dear Lucy and Laurence, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. We truly appreciate all your compliments. It is great to read that you really enjoyed your stay with us and you consider it absolutely fantastic and fabulous! We are extremely happy to note that we keep impressing with the campsite services, safari drives and the... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

The luxury tent was more than could be expected. Dhanu the guide was fantastic taking a lot of time to explain all the wildlife and finding us a leopard up close to photograph. He also spent time showing our daughter how to use her camera and while in camp to show us how to eat Sri Lankan style (with your... More 

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

Dear Tom and family, Thank you for taking the time to write such a delightful review! It is so wonderful to hear you and all your family enjoyed your time with us during the game drives and in the campsite. We are thankful for your compliments on our food and the team as well as the whole ‘Noel Rodrigo’s Leopard... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

First, the good: Danu picked us up and started showing us wildlife from the moment we started driving to the camp. The camp was impeccably presented, the tent super clean, thoughtful provision for charging and lighting. Outdoor screened showers were made warm if desired (it was) a great treat after an afternoon safari, though some may prefer to wear a... More 

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Thank 1mudge
SriLankaLeopard, Owner at Noel Rodrigo's Leopard Safaris, responded to this review

Dear Sue, Thank you for taking the time to post such a descriptive review of your whole safari experience at our Yala Camp. I am sure that other travelers will find it helpful. I appreciate your positive comments on our food, our facilities in the campsite and our friendly and attentive staff. We are very proud that most of our... More 

Bucharest, Romania
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

I've traveled on 6 continents, from the South to the North Pole, from luxury cruises to great hotels and guess what: Noel Rodrigo's Leopard Safaris is by far among the very best experiences you can have. The stuff is National Geographic-quality, the food is 100X better than you get in any hotel, and everything is made with love and hard... More 

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

Dear Dragos, Many thanks for providing us with such a wonderful feedback of your recent Noel’s Leopard Safaris experience. It is great to read that you really enjoyed every detail with us and you consider it absolutely magical and ‘one of the best experiences you can have’ – wow! We are thankful for your compliments on our food and the... More 

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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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