Full-Day Yala National Park Safari Tour From Colombo
- Duration: 15 hours
I had an amazing day at the Yala National Park. As I am travelling alone I booked this only for myself and I had the whole safari car, and one wonderfully knowledgeable guide, to myself. It was very VIP service. The price was the cheapest I had found anywhere locally or on the internet. The driver and guide both really tried their best to get us to spot a leopard. Driver was constantly on the phone to other drivers to ask if any leopards had been spotted. With all this we did indeed spot a beautiful leopard about 5 metres from our car. Breathtaking!! His amazing driving and my guides incredible knowledge made this the best tour I have yet been on.
We have engaged Beyond Escapes for our Yala Tour and it was fantastic! Not only did we manage to see numerous wild animals in the safari, the experience to stay in a tree house is great! Separately, I would like to compliment our driver, Mr Kumara, who fetched us from Mirissa to Yala Park stay, and the next day to Nuwara Eliya. (Note that Safari has its own and another driver.) Kumara is a very good guide and great driver. He showed us around and dropped us at some spots around our journey to take nice photos. 2 thumbs up for him! Thank you once again!
Sasangan was an excellent driver and guide through our safari in Yala National Park. He perfectly navigated some flooded and bumpy roads allowing us the smoothest ride possible. He was also excellent at spotting the animals, pointing them out to us, and telling us about them a bit. He even spotted a leopard for us and we were the first jeep that day to spot it! It was very exciting!
Booking process was very easy. We were picked up exactly on time and were the first at the gate when Yala opened. Our guide Yasanka asked what we were most interested in and made that the priority for the morning. We saw the leopard, elephants, black bear and crocodile along with water buffaloes and deer. Amazing.
Our guide was very committed for us to see all the animals which we did- incl baby leopards. :) What was annoying was that we were picked up an hour later than communicated missing out not only on the dawn activities in the Park but also on sleep.