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4 Day Camping Safari in Yala National Park, Southern Province
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Yala Safari Camping, Yala Block II, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka

Unforgettable Guided Safari in Sri Lanka

Feel the excitement of exploring the amazing wildlife of Yala National Park, Sri Lanka, with this safari! You will be guided by knowledgeable guides of Yala Safari Camping to personally uncover the national park’s stunning nature and majestic wildlife. The pristine jungles of Yala National Park where time has stood still for millennia will guarantee a pleasurable experience. Fulfil your need of adventure and make your trip to Sri Lanka unforgettable!

Highlights

  • Daily game drives in Yala National Park
  • Yala forest buffer zone discovery adventure activity
  • Chances for hiking, cultural visits, and air rifle shooting competition
  • Luxury 4-wheel drive safari vehicle with adjustable seats
  • An experienced and knowledgeable safari guide
  • Tasty breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
  • 3 nights’ accommodation

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Accommodation

Yala Safari Camping has customized fully sealed tent houses with wooden based floors and natural heatproof roofing materials. Each tent consists a bathroom including a commode with a bidet spray, washbasin with a mirror, and a bathtub with a hot or cold water shower. Area of the tent house is 686.2 square feet.

Room amenities

  • A king size bed and an optional single bed which are fitted with spring mattresses and bed linen
  • Canopy with mosquito net
  • Bedside tables
  • Bedside lamp
  • Small safe
  • Luggage racks
  • Rattan sofa
  • Desk
  • A fully equipped bathrooms with bathtubs, flush-able toilets with a bidet spray, wash basins, and a mirror
  • Bath products (toothpaste, shampoo, body lotion, etc.), bath slippers, and hot and cold water
  • Umbrella
  • Torch
  • Plug bases for electricity which can be used to charge laptops, digital cameras, mobile phones, and other electrical items
  • Hammock
  • Standing powerful fan

Other facilities and services

  • 24-hour reception and concierge
  • Daily housekeeping services
  • Room service
  • First aid box
  • Free Wi-Fi connection in the public area
  • Doctor on call
  • Mini library based on wildlife
  • Transportation arrangement around Sri Lanka

Please note that the possibility of rain will not dampen your spirits. If it rains, the groups will be protected in large ensuite waterproof customized tents and in the dining area. For mobility within the camp, umbrellas and raincoats will be provided if required.

Program

Yala Safari Camping guarantees that this is a golden opportunity in which nature lovers will get in life to uncover secrets of nature with own eyes. You will see more numbers of animals such as leopards, elephants, sloth bears, large variety of birds, and discover natural secrets. In Yala National Park, leopards can be enjoyed all around the year and other wildlife are visible at any time of the year.

Day 1

Yala Safari Camping will pick you up at the meeting point in Katharagama at between 12:00 noon and 13:00. Upon arrival, you can enjoy a delicious lunch at the campsite. An evening game drive at Yala National Park starts at 14:30 (binoculars, birds’ book, and a cool box will be provided). You can have a break to enjoy soft drinks at the beachside, riverside, or lakeside. The first-day safari will end at 18:15. After that, you will return back to the campsite and can refresh yourself with a shower of cool or hot water. Then, you can enjoy beer, red, or white wine, and dinner which will be served around a bonfire under the starlit sky.

Day 2

After waking up with beautiful birds’ tunes, you can enjoy the served coffee or tea. The morning game drive will start at 05:00. Breakfast will be served to you while you enjoy the safari and there will be a cool box with several beverages (fruit juices, soft drinks, water, etc.) for refreshment. Enjoy the game drive up to 12:30 and have a lunch break at the beachside, riverside, or lakeside.

The evening game drive will start at 14:30 (cool box with several beverages is available) and end at 18:15. Then, you will return to the campsite and you can refresh yourself with cool or hot water shower. Enjoy the red or white wine, beer, and a delicious dinner that will be served around a bonfire under the starlit sky.

Day 3

After waking up with beautiful birds’ tunes, you can enjoy the served coffee or tea. The morning game drive will start at 05:00. Breakfast will be served to you while you enjoy the safari and there will be a cool box with several beverages (fruit juices, soft drinks, water, etc.) for refreshment. Have a game drive up to 12:30 and enjoy a lunch break at the beachside, riverside, or lakeside.

The evening game drive will start at 14:30 (cool box with several beverages is available) and end at 18:15. After that, you will return to the campsite and can refresh yourself with cool or hot water shower. Red or white wine, beer, and a delicious dinner will be served around a bonfire under the starlit sky.

Day 4

After waking up with beautiful birds’ tunes, you can enjoy the served coffee or tea. The morning game drive will start at 05:00. Breakfast will be served to you while you enjoy the safari and there will be a cool box with several beverages (fruit juices, soft drinks, water, etc.) for refreshment. Enjoy the game drive up to 10:30.

Other activities based on the availability of time (free of charge)

  • Air rifle shooting competition
  • Hiking adventure activity
  • Yala forest buffer zone discovery adventure
  • Village and cultural visit (vegetable cultivating farm visit, etc.)

Game drive vehicle facilities and services

  • Customized Toyota 4 X 4 Land Rover jeep with individually adjustable seats
  • Binocular
  • Cool box with soft drinks, beer, and snacks (free of charge)
  • First aid box
  • An experienced, knowledgeable safari guide ensuring a safe and enjoyable game drive with useful information (the guide speaks English and will explain about the animals and the forest)

Notes

  • Luxurious 4-wheel drive vehicle will be provided for each group to enjoy the safari to its maximum level.
  • The itinerary can be customized to your requirements.
  • Yala Safari Camping can give full assurance regarding the safety and reliability in Yala National Park and the campsite.

Included excursions

Besides the daily game drives, you can enjoy some activities based on the availability of time free of charge. The activities are:

  • Air rifle shooting competition
  • Hiking adventure
  • Village and cultural visit such as vegetable cultivating farm visit, etc.
  • Yala forest buffer zone discovery adventure

Location

Yala National Park is situated in the arid zone of Sri Lanka’s south east region. Comprising of five blocks, this national park covers an area of 151,778 hectares. Currently only Block I, covering 14,100 hectares, is open to the public. Yala’s historical significance dates back to 500 B.C and evidence shows that the park was inhabited in the past. The area remained a free hunting area for sport until the 1900s when it was declared as a game reserve. In 1938, a section of the park was declared as a national park.

Yala National Park comprises of several major habitat types including dunes, scrub forest, riverine forests, rocky outcrops, secondary forests, and coastal lagoons with mangrove forests. This diverse collection of vegetation has resulted in many species of animals and birds being recorded in Yala National Park. The dry months from May to September is the best time for viewing big game including leopards and sloth bears. From October to April, during the northern hemisphere winters, Yala becomes home to many species of migratory birds and is a hot spot for bird watching. The first few months of the year are also good for observing leopard cubs.

The campsite you will be staying at is located at the border of Yala National Park (the park is surrounded by an electric fence). Wilderness area is adjacent to a mountain which ensures the guests to enjoy a true wilderness experience, wildlife habitats, and nature. If you wish to enjoy hiking, Yala Camping Safari can provide you with an unforgettable wildlife experience. The campsite is also located within just a ten minutes' drive from the park entrance.

Features

Activities

  • Hiking

General

  • Beach
  • Hammock
  • In-room safe
  • Lake
  • River

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library
  • Medical assistance
  • Mosquito net
  • Room cleaning
  • Toiletries
  • Tour assistance

Food

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner (dinner can be a Chinese barbecue or your choice) for three days with snacks, refreshments, and drinks will be served for you during the safari. For beverages, you will have imported wine and whiskey (one bottle of red or white wine will be served for every two persons in each night), beer (unlimited), other soft drinks (unlimited), and fresh bottles of water (unlimited).

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 2 half-day safari and 2-full day safari in Yala National Park
  • Chances for air rifle shooting competition, hiking adventure activity, Yala forest buffer zone discovery adventure activity, and village and cultural visit
  • Experienced English-speaking safari guide
  • Jeep rent and park entrance fees
  • 3 breakfasts, lunches, and drinks
  • Refreshing drinks and snacks
  • 3 nights’ accommodation
  • All taxes and commission fees

What's not included

  • Transportation services can be arranged for an extra cost.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 7 days before arrival.
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