Yala Safari Experience- An untamed world of wildlife!

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Needless to say, both trodden and untrodden paths of Sri Lanka are filled with adventure and intrigue. Have a wonderful safari experience in the Yala National Park to call out the thrill seeker within you.

Yala Safari | Image Credit - Dan arndt, CC BY-SA 4.0 Via Wikimedia Commons
Yala Safari | Image Credit – Dan arndt, CC BY-SA 4.0 Via Wikimedia Commons

Overview

As one of Sri Lanka’s premier safari hotspots, the Yala National Park is a thriving safari hub worthy of exploration. It will give you the opportunity to witness a broad variety of wildlife in Sri Lanka. Covering a land area of 1268 sq. km, the park comprises grassy plains, a light forest, and brackish lagoons. You should plan your trip carefully to get an ultimate safari experience in the wild.

Plan your trip

When it comes to signing up for a safari tour in Yala, it is important to consider what each local tour operator or organizer offers. Visitors can consider various Yala safari tour operators available in Sri Lanka such as Walkers Tours. Also, do consider what each package offers in terms of services provided, duration, refreshments and other add-ons to have an amazing Sri Lanka safari experience.

© Mahoora Tented Safari Camps (https://www.mahoora.com/) / CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons, Leopard in Yala National Park, CC BY-SA 4.0 Via Wikimedia Commons
© Mahoora Tented Safari Camps (https://www.mahoora.com/) / CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons, Leopard in Yala National Park, CC BY-SA 4.0 Via Wikimedia Commons

What to see

Being the second largest national park in the country, the Yala National Park is visited by both tourists and locals alike to catch a glimpse of exotic wildlife species in their natural habitat. It is home to 215 species of birds, 45 species of reptiles and including different species of mammals. If you are luckier, you’ll be able to witness magnificent big cat prowls: the Sri Lankan leopard.

When to go

The months from May to August are the best time to visit the park due to the high probability of seeing a wide variety of wildlife species, including the park’s most popular inhabitants such as elephants and leopards on a tour.

Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.

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