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Mahoora Safari Camps offers you leopard safaris in 3 of the best national parks in Sri Lanka . Namely Yala National Park leopard Safari  / Wasgamuwe National Park leopard Sarai and Wilpattu National Park leopard safari . Our Luxury Safari camps and Standard Safari camps offer best possibilities of observing and photographing illusive leopards in Sri Lankan National Parks. We are the pioneer safari tour operator in Sri Lanka since 1989 and the only true luxury safari camp operator. Mahoora Adventure Safari Camps are located in most suitable locations within the game parks with easy access to big cat habitats.

The wildlife found  in these game reserves are  second  to none in the Asian region and include Elephants / Leopards /Sloth Bears / Deer, Crocodiles,  many other species of  mammals and a variety of endemic and migratory   birds. Join us for an unforgettable camping Safari in Sri Lanka .

Leopard Safaris in Yala
PROGRAMME
: Leopard Safari - Yala National Park.
DURATION
: 1 Night / 2 Days & 2 Night / 3 Days
 
Tour Itinerary
Day 01 - Pick up and transfer to Yala

Early morning hours pick up from Colombo or your hotel and transfer to Yala – [Optional] 

  • Arrival at the park entrance around 12 noon
  • Get into the 4WD Jeep at the park entrance to be driven to your campsite.
YALA NATIONAL PARK lies 24km northeast of Tissamaharama and 290km from Colombo on the southeast coast of Sri Lanka, spanning a vast 97,878 hectares over the Southern and Uva Provinces.  The vegetation in the park comprises predominantly of semi-arid thorny scrub, interspersed with pockets of fairly dense secondary forest.  Small patches of mangrove vegetation also occur along the coastal lagoons.  The park is renowned for the variety of its wildlife (most notably its many elephants) and its fine coastline (with associated coral reefs).  It also boasts a large number of important cultural ruins, bearing testimony to earlier civilizations and indicating that much of the area used to be populated and well developed. 

The location for the ECO TEAM MAHOORA SAFARI CAMP in Yala is in an excellent area for observing the park’s varied wildlife from the camp itself.  Forget any ideas about cramped tents and sitting on the ground for mealtimes – this is camping in style!  The site is set up prior to your arrival, with everything from the kitchen sink, chairs and tables, flushable toilets, showers and cold beer being transported in.  In the evening you can enjoy a hearty barbecue meal in a magical setting – the whole area is lit up with traditional flame torches and a roaring campfire. So sit back, relax and let our experienced staff cater to your every need.

  • At the campsite just relaxes near the River Bank until lunchtime.
  • Enjoy a typical Sri Lankan lunch and get ready for the evening safari.
  • Return to the campsite, which is lit, by lanterns and a campfire.
  • B.B.Q.  Dinner around the campfire.
  • Overnight stay at Eco Team Mahoora standard/Luxury campsite 
 
Day 02 - Departure after morning safari  or Full day Safari in the two night option.  
  • Departure for a morning safari which will be done after breakfast

Your best chance to see a leopard is generally first thing in the morning and then again at dusk. The male leopards in Yala are very confident animals and they are often seen walking the tracks during the day. Young males in particular seem to have no fear of the jeep, which can lead to some excellent photographic opportunities.

As well as leopards there is a large number of elephants living inside the park and these can be seen bathing in the numerous lakes within the park. You can also see spotted deer, sambar, wild boar, wild buffaloes, sloth bear, jackal and mongoose. The bird life is also fantastic and it is amazing how close you can get to them from the confines of the jeep, you can see Rosy Starlings, Paradise Flycatchers, Crested Hawk Eagles, Blue-Tailed Bee-Eaters and Common Iora's.

SCHEDULE

  • Leaving for a early morning safari, after  B’fast 
  • Departure to the next destination.
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02 night Package client will have the option of coming back for lunch and do another safari in the evening hours as well.

Fact sheet on Yala

(Latitude 06°16' - 06°42' North / Longitude 81°15' - 81°42' East)

Location:
Yala National Park (divided into Yala East and Yala West) is situated in the southeast corner of Sri Lanka, approximately 300 kilometres from the capital, Colombo. The park covers a surface area of roughly 129,700 Ha which hosts a diversity of ecosystems ranging from dense jungles, grasslands and lakes to waterholes, wetlands, flat plains and sandy beaches. Only a sixth (14,000 Ha) of the park is open to visitors.

Famous for:
the highest concentration of leopards (Panthera pardus) in the world (est. 35) but also elephants, crocodiles. Also Cultural sites, like the Magul Maha Vihara ruins, dating from the 1st century BC.

Weather:
Generally hot and dry as the park is located in an arid region of the country. There are several rainy periods: November to January, March/April and September. The dry season falls between May and August. The average annual temperature is 27 C.

Biodiversity:
More than 130 bird species have been observed in the park including five endemics such as the black-necked stork and the endangered red-faced malkoha. The elephant, leopard, sambhur, spotted deer, sloth bear, peacock, monkey, wild boar and crocodile are some of the many animals present in the park.

Cultural:
The vast Magul Maha Vihara site, dating from the 1st century BC and the Ruhunu Kingdom, with ruins spreading to around 10,000 acres among them a palace, a monastery and stupas.

Issues:
Illegal poaching, logging and gem mining occur within or along the park boundaries. Jeep safaris do cause some animals to retreat into the less accessible areas of the park.

Getting there:
Tissamaharama is the closest town to the park.

Allow:
3 Days to see the whole park, usually on ‘jeep-safari’.

   


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