Leopard Trail Safari
The aim is it to provide you with a Sri Lankan Wildlife Safari Experience in spectacular solitude and soothing comfort – with only the canvas walls of your tent separating you from the wonders of a remarkable bio diversity.
If viewing a diverse array of wildlife is at the top of your agenda our Sri Lanka Leopard Safaris are not to be missed.
Leopard Trails bespoke tented safaris redefine the original tented safari with convenient modern-day amenities, all the while staying true to the romantic ambience of a by-gone British colonial era filled with adventure. Mobile Camping is the most authentic form of safari, a true immersion into the sights and sounds of the wilderness.
The Safari Camps are available at the following two destinations:
Yala National Park
The vegetation consists of scrub jungle, lakes, and brackish lagoons to riverine habitat. Is one of the most visited national parks in the country and is divided into 5 Blocks and it is Block 1 which covers over 14,000 hectares that is most frequently traversed.
Yala’s main draw is the leopard and it is said to be one of best places in the world to view leopards. It has been theorized that Yala may have the highest density of leopards in the world. However, on a safari with Leopard Trails it is a major point to showcase the diversity of wildlife that Yala has to offer. On a two night stay it is possible to spot and identify over a 100 species of birds. The density of mugger crocodiles within Yala is also quite an underrated feature of the park. Yala is also one of the better places in Sri Lanka to come across tusked elephants. At the end of the North-east Monsoon (February), the park is also very good for butterflies. There are 2 main rivers flowing through Yala, the Manik Ganga and the Kumbukkan Oya and these two rivers serve as the lifeline to the park during the drier months.
Wilpattu National Park
Wilpattu is Sri Lanka’s largest national park with an area of 130,000 hectare. A few decades ago it was Wilpattu that was known ahead of Yala for its Leopard population. A unique feature of Wilpattu national park is that the entire park is dotted with large sand rimmed natural lakes known as “Villus”. The Villus collects rain water and tends to attract wildlife especially during the times of drought.
The main draw in Wilpattu is the leopard and sloth bear. It is also one of the better parks to see barking deer. Wilpattu is bounded to the north and south by 2 main rivers, the Modara Gamaru towards the north of the park and the Kala Oya to the south of the park
Wilpattu is not only famous for its wildlife but also for its archaeological and historical importance. About 500 years before the birth of Christ it is believed that Prince Vijaya from India and his followers landed in a place called Thambapanni in the North West corner of Wilpattu and formed the Sinhalese kingdom. There are still many archaeological ruins and stories to be told about this and many other fascinating historical events that took place within the borders of what we now call Wilpattu.
Enjoy predominantly local cuisine specifically prepared for a foreign palate with the freshest ingredients by specially trained cooks and served by an attentive staff. Dine under the stars, in our dining tent or even in the river! Sri Lanka Leopard Safaris caters to vegetarians and others with specific requirements if informed in advance. A variety of Sri Lankan, Asian, and Continental cuisine is available.
Tented Safaris in Sri Lanka invites you to enjoy a truly authentic safari experience. The camps are setup in the buffer zone of Sri Lanka’s exotic jungles giving you an opportunity to explore the island’s spectacular array of wildlife. All camps are the epitome of natural elegance and exclusivity. Explore some of Sri Lanka’s most remote corners, complete with all the comforts and amenities of the modern explorer. All safaris are all inclusive packages that include game drives, accommodation, food, and drink.
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|*the rate shown is per couple sharing a tent accommodation and includes a 2 Days / 1 Night Leopard Trail Safari on full board basis. If you need a quote for single occupancy/ groups or a baby cot please mention it in on the reservation / enquiry form .|
|DEFINITION OF SEASONS|
|Normal Season 01.05. - 14.07. and 01.09. - 14.12.|
|High Season 11.01. – 30. 04 and 15.07. – 31.08.|
|Peak Season 15.12 - 10.01.|
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