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Leopard Safaris in Yala National Park Sri Lanka

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


Day 01 - Pick up and transfer to Yala

  • Arrival at the pre-agreed meeting point at 12.30 hrs
  • Get into the 4WD Jeep at the park entrance to be driven to your campsite. 


 86A0560 HDR 2 EditYALA NATIONAL PARK lies 24km northeast of Tissamaharama and 290km from Colombo on the southeast coast of Sri Lanka, spanning a vast 97,878 hectares over the Southern and Uva Provinces.  The vegetation in the park comprises predominantly of semi-arid thorny scrub, interspersed with pockets of fairly dense secondary forest.  Small patches of mangrove vegetation also occur along the coastal lagoons.  The park is renowned for the variety of its wildlife (most notably its many elephants) and its fine coastline (with associated coral reefs).  It also boasts a large number of important cultural ruins, bearing testimony to earlier civilizations and indicating that much of the area used to be populated and well developed.

The location for the ECO TEAM MAHOORA SAFARI CAMP in Yala is in an excellent area for observing the park’s varied wildlife from the camp itself.  Forget any ideas about cramped tents and sitting on the ground for mealtimes & this is camping in style!  The site is set up prior to your arrival, with everything from the kitchen sink, chairs and tables, flushable toilets, showers and cold beer being transported in.  In the evening you can enjoy a hearty barbecue meal in a magical setting & the whole area is lit up with traditional flame torches and a roaring campfire. So sit back, relax and let our experienced staff cater to your every need. 

  • At the campsite just relaxes near the River Bank until lunchtime. 
  • Enjoy a typical Sri Lankan lunch and get ready for the evening safari. 
  • Return to the campsite, which is lit, by lanterns and a campfire. 
  • B.B.Q.  Dinner around the campfire. 
  • Overnight stay at Eco Team Mahoora explorer/elite campsite 
mahoora leopard safaris at yala national park sri lankaDay 02 - Departure after morning safari  or Full day Safari in the two night option.
  • Departure for a morning safari which will be done after breakfast

Your best chance to see a leopard is generally first thing in the morning and then again at dusk. The male leopards in Yala are very confident animals and they are often seen walking the tracks during the day. Young males in particular seem to have no fear of the jeep, which can lead to some excellent photographic opportunities.

As well as leopards there is a large number of elephants living inside the park and these can be seen bathing in the numerous lakes within the park. You can also see spotted deer, sambar, wild boar, wild buffaloes, sloth bear, jackal and mongoose. The bird life is also fantastic and it is amazing how close you can get to them from the confines of the jeep, you can see Rosy Starlings, Paradise Flycatchers, Crested Hawk Eagles, Blue-Tailed Bee-Eaters and Common Iora's.


  • Leaving for a early morning safari, after  Breakfast  
  • Departure to the next destination. 

02 night Package client will have the option of coming back for lunch and do another safari in the evening hours as well. 


B E S T   R A T E S   G U A R A N T E E D !

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Wonderful stay at Mahoora Tented Safari Camp Yala

"From the moment we were picked up to the moment we sadly had to leave, Mahoora staff provided us with an experience we will never forget. We did 2 safaris, 1 afternoon and 1 the next morning. So lucky to witness leopard up close and be able to watch her hunt!!! 

 All staff at the camp are to be highly commended. We loved every minute of it and hope to be back for longer next time"
The Allan Family, Australia
April 2018

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