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Leopard Safaris in Yala National Park Sri Lanka

PROGRAMME: Leopard Safari - Yala National Park.
DURATION : 1 Night / 2 Days OR 2 Nights / 3 Days

Day 01

mahoora tented safari camps yala national parkWelcome to Yala

  • Arrive at the designated meeting point near the Yala National Park entrance at 12.30 pm.

  • Get onboard a 4WD Jeep and be chauffeured to your campsite. 

  • After reaching the campsite, explore your surroundings and relax near the picturesque river bank until it’s time for lunch.

  • Enjoy a typical Sri Lankan lunch with locally sourced fresh ingredients and get ready for the evening safari which begins at 2.30 pm. Guests staying for 2 nights, may opt out of this safari and choose to do a full day safari the next day (more information below).  

  • Return by 6.30 pm to the campsite which will be lit up by lanterns and a roaring campfire. 

  • Enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner around the campfire. 

  • Overnight stay at Eco Team Explorer by Mahoora / Elite campsite. 

Day 02 

Bid goodbye to the Park (Guests staying for 1 Night / 2 Days)

  • Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast and depart for your next destination.

The adventure continues (Guests staying for 2 Nights / 3 Days)

  • Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast and explore your immediate surroundings until lunchtime.

  • Enjoy an authentic Sri Lankan lunch and get ready for the evening safari which begins at 2.30 pm. 

  • Return by 6.30 pm to the campsite which will be lit up by lanterns and a roaring campfire. 

  • Enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner around the campfire. 

Day 03

Departure after breakfast (Guests staying for 2 Nights / 3 Days) 

  • Enjoy a lavish breakfast and depart for your next destination.

Special note

Guests staying for two nights can, by pre-arrangement, choose to structure their safaris as two half day safaris spread across Day 01 & Day 02 or one full day safari spanning the whole of Day 02. Full day safaris require an early morning start from camp at 5.30 am and include a lip-smacking picnic breakfast as well as a delicious Sri Lankan lunch. Both meals will be served mid safari at designated picnic locations within the Park.


Fact Sheet - Explorer by Mahoora

Game Drives

  • All entry permits, Yala National Park fees and government taxes for the entire stay are included.

  • A shared Jeep with front-facing, comfortable and elevated seats will be provided for maximized game viewing and photography opportunities.

  • An experienced Naturalist is provided for each jeep.

  • A complimentary picnic basket with chilled beverages and snacks for the safari break will be provided.

  • One half-day game drive per night stay will be provided, or one full day game drive is applicable for guests staying 2 nights.

  • The morning safari starts from the camp at 5.30 am and goes on till 10.00 am. The afternoon safari starts from the camp at 2.30 pm and goes on till 6.00 pm. The Yala National Park officially opens at 6.00 am.

  • Accessories such as monopods, bean bags, etc. can be provided to wildlife photographers on pre-request.

  • Unlimited water will be provided. 


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Much more than just a great place to stay

"Thanks to our guide Avinka we had five great safaris staying four nights just after reopening this February. The staff made us feel so very welcome during the entire stay.

The safaries are just wonderful, and having a great guide in your vehicle makes a big difference. Avinka can spot animals you would never see and we were even lucky enough to sight leopards on the trees, close to our vehicle, and also running through the field. The wildlife is so exciting that you will have a great experience even if you don‘t see any leopards. We also had a great driver, which is essential if you drive through difficult territory. You are being taken care of the entire time, so even for those who do safaris for the first time, you will always feel safe.

The camp itself is very comfortable, you get everything you can think of, and on top of the great food being served with so much attention and friendliness. You also get wonderful vegetarian and vegan options. They put on bonfires at night, which makes it unforgettable.
When booking and making plans, you get great support from the headquarters, even if it gets difficult since you have to change your plans.
The best thing what can happen to you at the end of a vacation is when you are a bit sad to leave the place, having experienced something to remember forever, and the team does everything for this to happen. Thank you so much"

Axel S wrote, Traveled with family
January 2021

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