Yala National Park Safari
Yala National Park Safari
Yala National Park is a huge area of forest, grassland and lagoons bordering the Indian Ocean, in southeast Sri Lanka. It’s home to wildlife such as leopards, elephants and crocodiles, as well as hundreds of bird species. Inland, Sithulpawwa is an ancient Buddhist monastery.This is leopard country, and they are the Lords of the Jungle! With a leopard density that’s higher than anywhere else on this planet, these menacing predators prowl majestically in Yala, while elephants roam in their numbers with cautious deer scampering by their side.
Our staffs are experts in their fields and are more than willing to impart their knowledge on wildlife and photography with you. For our game drives we use customized jeeps driven and lead by our English-speaking drivers/guides who are dedicated to helping you seek out even the most hard to find wildlife in the park. Our jeeps can handle every type of terrain, give an excellent view points for photographers, specially adapted for safari use with comfy seats, pockets to stow your gear and bean bags to steady your camera for those all important photos.
Park entrance Tickets
Good 4×4 Jeep
Experienced Driver & Guide.
Annual Closure of Yala
The animal kingdom will get its customary break from the human kind, this year too!
In all likelihood, Block 1 & 2, Palatupana and Katagamuwa Gates of Yala National Park will be closed from September 1 to October 31, 2018. This means, Galge & Yala West Gates on Buttala-Kataragama Road will remain open. Final decision will be announced in due course as authorities strive to keep at least the latter two gates open to public.
The closure coincides with the drought experienced in the area at this time of the year and will provide much-deserved space for animals. The Department of Wildlife ceases the time to repair tanks and other infrastructure, facilitate temporary water holes for animals and to attend to other contingencies.
4 Entry Points to Yala:
There are four Gates to the Park. Gates at Palatupana and Katagamuwa leading to Blocks 1 & 2 remain the most visited. However, the two Gates at Galge on the Buttala-Kataragama Road, covering Blocks 3 & 5 are becoming known among visitors who do not want to contribute to congestion. There are reports of frequent sightings of leopards on these routes, too.
Elephants on the Road:
If you are traveling on the Buttala-Kataragama Road, watch out for wild animals, especially elephants. This road literally runs through the park and some elephants are in the habit of soliciting fruits from motorists by standing across the road, allowing passage once appeased. However, elephants will give way when a vehicle approaches and are known to be well-mannered. Don’t assume every elephant venturing on to the road to be people-friendly. Drive cautiously; never alight your vehicle.
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