All Inclusive, Guided Yala Full-Day Safari: Leopard-topia awaits!

7 Hours

Although famous for Leopard sightings, Yala has a fantastically diverse population of animals.

During your Private Safari in the park, you will encounter Elephants, Crocodiles, Sambar, Wild Buffalo, Eagles, Cobras, Peacocks and more. With rocky coasts, mountains, vast lakes and plains, the landscape of Yala is a treat for the eyes and is the perfect backdrop for exciting sightings! Your comfortable glamping accommodation will also offer up some great sightings, as it is situated right on the border of the Park

Why should you book this Yala National Park Safari?

  • Boasting the highest density of leopard population in the world, the Yala National Park is widely noted as being the best place in the world to film and photograph the Sri Lankan leopard.
  • Yala is also popular for its high density of sloth bears.
  • The experienced guide facilitates a fuller experience on this Yala leopard safari.
  • Specially modified, comfortable jeeps for maximum viewing - are provided for these safaris.
  • We also offer customised services for our guests (family safaris/honeymoon safaris/photography safaris, etc.).
  • You will have your breakfast and lunch at the park.


  • You will first meet our Sri Lanka Day Tours crew and your safari guide at the gate entrance to Yala National Park. For the morning full-day tour, your Yala Safari commences at 6:00 a.m.
  • After entering the National Park with your guide in a jeep, keep an eye out for leopards and sloth bears, as well as other mammals and several species of birds which have made their homes in this sanctuary. The guide will explain about the Park’s various interesting attributes as you discover, become more aware and enjoy the flora and fauna of Yala.
  • You will be taken through most of the Yala National Park, covering the wetlands, grasslands, forest patches, etc. We will make longer stops at certain watering holes for those quiet photography opportunities.
  • After finishing the safari, you will be dropped off at the park entrance.

Designated as a National Park in 1938, Yala is Sri Lanka's most visited National Park and is situated in the dry semi-arid region off the southeastern coast of Sri Lanka, Yala is known for its biodiversity, with over 200 species of birds and over 40 species of mammals.

Consider yourself stepping into Leopard land when you come to Yala National Park, Sri Lanka’s oldest and inarguably most famous Park.

Dry, dusty and hot winds from an arid landscape of savannah grasslands, thorn and dry monsoon forests will make you wonder, if you truly are in a tropical country. But the Park is also home to saltwater wetlands, flaunting her biodiversity and membership of an impressive number of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians.

With a density of least one leopard per square kilometre, and the chances of spotting these formidable big cats enhanced with the trained eye of our guides; these elusive leopards greet the dawn and acknowledge the sun setting.

It is not an uncommon sight to see elephants, buffalo, sloth bears and even leopards crossing the road in front of you, giving you an opportunity to see these big mammals up close.

Yala is also home to a multitude of birds, including the Sri Lanka jungle fowl, peacocks, and endemic species such as Sri Lanka grey hornbill, crimson-fronted barbet and Sri Lanka wood pigeon. Watering holes also attract water birds such as herons and storks.

Among the smaller species of mammals in Yala are hares, foxes, wild boar, toque macaques, golden palm civets, red slender loris, and fishing cats. Take this Yala leopard safari  - you will never forget it.

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • Experienced local tracking driver guide
  • Jeep cost of the Yala National Park Safari
  • Entrance fees
  • Packed breakfast and lunch
  • Bottled water


  • Arrival and departure transportation
  • Any extra beverages or food consumed
  • Any tips to the staff
  • Any personal effects not mentioned above
  • Pick up and drop off from your hotel in Yala or any other accommodation in Yala could be arranged at an extra cost.
Overall Trip Rating:
- Based on 3 travel reviews
Very Good
  1. A Wonderful Experience !!!
    By Stephanie
    from Sri Lanka
    November 15, 2023
    A well maintained safari jeep with an incredibly friendly driver who was knowledgeable about the park and the animals that live there made our safari in Yala National Park a memorable one. We were also lucky enough to spot two leopards and a couple of elephants during our full day safars.
    Date of Experience: November 10, 2023
  2. Best Safari Experience Ever!!!
    By Robbie
    from Sri Lanka
    May 31, 2023
    We did the full day safari at Yala ! And we had a private jeep by the fact that most people did the half day. We are so glad we pushed through to the full day as we saw so many animals ! In fact we saw so many rare animals that it would be unfair to share those expectations with other travellers but we couldn't have asked for a better safari. Yala is very impressive and we saw a leopard and it's babies, a sloth bear, elephants tribes and their babies, and many more.
    Date of Experience: May 12, 2023
  3. A great Safari Experience!!!
    By Katie
    from Sri Lanka
    February 16, 2023
    Sri Lanka Day Tours organised a full day safari for us which was amazing! We saw so many animals (tusk elephants, leopard, sloth bear, crocodiles, water buffalo, etc). They arranged a packed lunch from Big Game Camp. Would recommend to a friend!
    Date of Experience: January 19, 2023

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All Inclusive, Guided Yala Full-Day Safari: Leopard-topia awaits!
From $255
/ Adult - Single Person(SOLO)
From $169
/ Adult - 2 Persons
From $140
/ Adult - 3 Persons
From $126
/ Adult - 4 Persons
From $117
/ Adult - 5 or More people
From $85
/ Child - Price per child
  • SLDT/2403/SAFYAL02
  • Ideally 6:00AM
  • Yala Park Entrance [Transport could be provided from your location at an extra cost]
  • 48 Hours
  • All Year Around (However, the best season would be between February & June)


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