Highlights of Sri Lanka

Yala National Park

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Sri Lanka’s second largest national park (at 378 sq miles) and its premier wildlife location, Yala offers an almost African safari experience as well as important Buddhist sites. On game drives by jeep, one can view wild elephant, buffalo and boar, huge monitor lizards, macaque monkeys and many rare and endemic bird species: it is also the best place in south Asia to spot the elusive leopard, frequently seen and admired. Situated in the dry semi-arid climatic zone, the park holds 215 bird species including six Sri Lankan endemics, 46 reptiles (including five endemics) and 44 mammal species. Yala is very popular with both tourists and locals, so weekends are best avoided if possible.

Accommodation Near

Yala National Park

Mahoora Luxury Camping

Offers a very different wildlife experience from lodge-based safaris in Yala, Uda Walawe, Wilpattu and nine other Sri Lankan national parks

Cinnamon Wild Yala

Award-winning luxury lodge located just outside the world renowned Yala National Park

Kumbuk River Lodge

Set by a river within easy reach of the north entrance to Yala and exudes simple yet natural charm

A very different wildlife experience from lodge-based safaris in Yala and Wilpattu National Parks

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