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Reviewed January 18, 2013

A beautiful site located in the middle of rice patties, well worth the trip. There is nothing around until you get up to the rock, too bad it is not well kept there is a guide who works for tips... do it.

Date of experience: December 2012
1  Thank Cruisinbob
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Reviewed December 23, 2012 via mobile

Yala park is really beautiful in a unique way. It's more bush than forest but where it's beauty lies is in the multitude of lakes that cluster close to the enormous sand dunes. Here you will find an enormous variety of wildlife and if you like birdwatching you've arrived in heaven. The trouble is the number of vehicles hurtling round the park, everyone trying to spot the leopard. I think that if I was here for a few days, staying at the Chaaya hotel,I would spend the day walking along the dunes to the vicinity of the park. Many of the animals visit the beach and in one hour I saw two elephants, an enormous monitor lizard, a jackal, buffalo and a large colony of monkeys, all within 5minutes of my room. And best of all was the freedom of strolling along this glorious beach. And it's free
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

yala was a beautiful park, we went on a morning safari, we hired our own 4wd, with nelson, a local guy who was a great guide, we saw all the amazing wildlife ,even some leopards, and wild elephants! it is really worth going to see.

Date of experience: October 2012
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Reviewed November 28, 2012

very quite park compare to Yala. A nice place to watch birds. We are the only jeep that day visit there in the morning.

Date of experience: October 2012
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

Went on an afternoon game safari. Started pleasantly-lots of animals to see including land monitor lizards, elephants, spotted deer, water buffalo, crocodiles, many birds, etc. Drove many places where we were the only jeep on the road. Stopped along the Indian Ocean where a hotel was wiped off the Earth by the tsunami (sobering when you know everyone who was here died and weren't found) and saw the memorial. Towards sunset our wildlife spotter and driver were desperately trying to find us a leopard. Heard from other drivers one was spotted. It then became a free-for-all with jeeps careening left and right jockeying for position to see the leopard. Hold on tight! We did see the leopard-we were far more excited to see it than it was to see us. Then raced to get out of the park by 30 minutes past sunset (park law) so driver wouldn't have license revoked for 2 weeks.

Wear a bandana or some other mask to keep from inhaling orange dust as you drive down the roads. Your clothes will also be covered in it by the time you return to your guest house/hotel.

Make sure you take a jeep with forward-facing seats instead of sideways bench seats. Far more comfortable and gives you a better view.

Date of experience: October 2012
3  Thank Saranger
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