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Call of the Wild in Yala National Park

February 8, 2018 by Khiri Travel |

Going on safari in Yala National Park is one of the best ways to experience the amazing abundance of wildlife in this part of Sri Lanka. Bordering the Indian Ocean, the park is made up of five blocks, two of which are now open to the public.

Kulu Safaris - Yala National Park - Sri Lanka

Located about 300 km from Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo, the park covers an area of 979 km², the second largest park in the country, and was designated a wildlife sanctuary more than a century ago in 1900. It’s the most visited park in Sri Lanka with the majority of foreign visitors coming in see its wild animals, in particular its large herd of over 300 elephants, leopards and aquatic birdlife.

Kulu Safaris - Yala National Park - Sri Lanka

Elephants are commonly found in Yala, along with 44 species of other mammals. It also has one of the highest densities of leopards of any park in the world. The Toque Macaque, golden palm civet, red slender loris and fishing cat are among other mammals that can be spotted.

Located near the remoter area of Kataragama to avoid the crowded southern part of the park, Kulu Safaris has six tents that are the perfect place to camp for couples or families looking for a unique way to discover the wildlife treasures of Yala National Park.

Kulu Safaris - Yala National Park - Sri Lanka

All of the camp’s tents have been custom-made in South African by one of the world’s leading safari outfitters. The tents are large (over 200 sq. ft.) and are secured on raised wooden platforms, each with a small deck or veranda, a great space to sip an evening drink or relax. All of the tents have special fly screens with excellent ventilation to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

After a day out on safari riding around in a jeep, the campsite tents look fresh and inviting. Sleeping in the wilderness, your travelers may even hear the call of the jackals or the cry of deer, but inside your cosy tent, it’s intimate and secure.

For more information about Sri Lankan cuisine, safaris, bike tours, and for booking requests, please contact [email protected] or Gonzalo — see the information in the yellow box below.

 

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