Ever wanted to check off going on a wildlife safari off the bucket list? Then a trip to Yala National Park is a must-do on your trip to Sri Lanka!
What is Yala?
It’s the most popular wildlife park in Sri Lanka and is also the second-largest in the nation. It was deemed a wildlife sanctuary in 1900 and consists of 5 blocks, of which two are open to the public. It’s also the best place to spot a Sri Lankan Leopard in the wild!
Despite its remote location, there is plenty of accommodation near the park in Yala. Hotel stays that offer the comforts and security from the wildlife roaming in the area such as Cinnamon Wild Yala are a great choice for travellers but there’s the option of camping and even glamping too!
Book a Safari!
The only way to enter the Yala wildlife sanctuary is through an accredited and licensed wildlife safari company. So, make your booking with one and take your pick between a morning safari or an afternoon one and get ready to witness some incredible wildlife!
What Can I See?
This vast sanctuary which covers 979 square kilometres, is home to a whopping 44 species of mammals, 215 bird species and 47 species of reptiles! So buckle into your safari jeep and come expecting to witness elephants, bears, jackals, leopards, crocodiles, peacocks and so many more beautiful creatures in their natural habitat.