The crown jewel of Sri Lanka, Yala national park, is the ideal place to be for wildlife spotting. As the home to a wide species of flora and fauna, no visit to Yala will ever disappoint you.
About Yala National Park
Situated on the southeast corner of Sri Lanka, Yala is the most visited national park in Sri Lanka. The park is divided into five blocks, stretching from the jungles inland to the sandy beaches of the southeast coast. Safari jeeps are allowed only in blocks one and five to preserve the natural habitat. If you’ve been on safari in Africa, the experience is virtually comparable to Yala.
Where to stay in Yala National Park
If you are looking for a Yala hotel to spend the night in, there are plenty of accommodation options, including the likes of Cinnamon Wild Yala. Spend the night in a chalet in the middle of the forest or experience luxury under the sky with mobile camping.
Best time to visit Yala
Yala national park is a year-round destination, and February is considered to be the peak season. You will find many safari jeeps strolling around the park, but this time of year offers the perfect climate for wildlife spotting, especially leopards.
What animals will you see in Yala?
Yala is world-renowned for its dense leopard population. Aside from these big beautiful cats, you will be able to spot elephants, crocodiles, wild boars, and different species of birdlife.