Yala National Park Jeep Safari

Exploring Yala National Park

Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka. Yala was designated a wildlife sanctuary in 1900 and was designated a national park in 1938. Ironically, the park was initially used as a hunting ground for the elite under British rule. Yala is home to 44 varieties of mammal and 215 bird species. Among its more famous residents are the world’s biggest concentration of leopards, majestic elephants, sloth bears, sambars, jackals, spotted dear, peacocks, and crocodiles. The best time to visit Yala is between February and July when the water levels of the park are quite low, bringing animals into the open..

Yala brings you up, close and personal with untamed world of wildlife. Whether you are an avid nature lover or visiting a wildlife park for the first time, if you come here with a mind that’s eager to explore and learn, you will go away with new-found meaning to life.

Yala National Park home to Panthera pardus kotiya, a majestic leopard endemic to Sri Lanka. But among the glorious spectacle of wildlife, you’d also witness the tell-tale signs of a lost civilization. The Monastic settlement of Sithulpawwa, an important pilgrim site, is said to have housed 12,000 inhabitants seeking solace, some 2000 years ago. The restored rock Temple, among a series of well-preserved ancient temples offers a glimpse into a glittering past. What is today a pristine wildlife kingdom, Yala was home to a thriving civilization, dating back to the glory days of Sri Lankan Kings. Hundreds of tanks, most in dilapidated state today, are testimony to an agri-based civilization. The large, thriving tanks now provide a lifeline to the animal kingdom, especially during dry season.

Excursion at Yala National Park

Half Day Safari
This will be an early morning or evening safari which consists 5 to 5 ½ hours

  • 5.30 A.M to 10.30 A.M in Morning hours
  • 1.00 P.M to 6.00 P.M in Evening hours
  • 4 X 4 Luxury Jeep Service

Extended Half day Safari

This will be an extended safari those who love Bird Watching and Photography.

  • Will be doing only in morning hours
  • 5.30 A.M to 12.00 Noon
  • 4 x 4 Luxury Jeep Service

Full Day Safari
Full day safari at Yala National Park

  • 5.30 A.M to 6.00 P.M
  • 4 x 4 Luxury Jeep Service
  • Bird Watching
  • Photography Sessions