The design of all our wildlife safaris focus on longer stays in the national parks and with this one week Leopard safari at Yala national park, our approach is no different. We prefer to break up the long drive from Colombo to Yala with interesting stops en route. Not only will these stops give you a break from the car, they will also allow you to immerse yourself more fully in both the culture and scenic beauty of this amazing island. If you are travelling during the whale watching season from December to April, we definitely recommend you visit Mirissa to enjoy an ethical whale watching tour which does not chase or get to close to the animals. Otherwise, we also often choose to include a night at Galle, as there are some wonderful markets, restuarants and an early walk around town before the heat builds up is always interesting. We can also look at stops at wildlife sanctuaries like Udawalawe and Bundala.
- When to go:
Best time to visit - JUN
Safari Style: BESPOKE WILDLIFE
Arrive in Colombo and transfer to Mount Lavinia Hotel
Drive from south Colombo to Yala
Three full days of private jeep safaris in Yala.
Accommodation : Mahoora Elite Camp
Final morning safari then private transfer to Mirissa
Half day whale watching looking for Blue and Sperm whales
Accommodation : Palm Paradise Cabanas
Drive from Mirissa to Colombo airport
Pricing Info & Dates
Cost £2380 based on two people sharing and not including flights
Travel from November 2020 to August 2021 (excludes 20 Dec to 10 Jan)
- £100 donation to the Tiger Trails Foundation
- Services of an expert naturalist while at Yala
- Modern AC vehicle with your own private driver
- All meals at wildlife camp, half-board in Tangalle and breakfast at Mount Lavinia
- Private jeep safaris throughout
- Cost of your international flights
- Cost of applicable Visas and travel insurance
- Gratuities to your drivers and naturalists
Tour Route Map
Our clients say about us
Monday May 2, 2016
More stunning wildlife encounters
Recently returned from a trip to Sri Lanka & India. As always, our jointly planned adventures with Wildlife Trails produced another raft of good memories to enjoy. Whilst we have been to both...
By Avril and Brian
Thursday April 3, 2014
Great Wildlife holiday in a beautiful country
We did a wildlife and cultural tour of Sri Lanka. We visited Uda Walawe, Yala, Mirissa, buduruwagala, dickwella, Rekawa Turtle Sanctuary, Galle, Kottawa Rainforest and Negombo. The wildlife...