Yala National Park, Tissamaharama

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Embark on a safari into Yala National Park, Sri Lanka’s most popular national park and a bustling wildlife sanctuary, housing an array of wild animals. The second largest national park in the country, it boasts one of the highest densities of leopards in the world, so if you’re lucky you might spot this elusive predator. Driving through the semi-arid plains and grasslands, you'll almost certainly encounter elephants, sloth bears, macaque monkeys, water buffalo, and a variety of other animal species. Arrange your visit to Yala National Park and discover more family-friendly attractions in Tissamaharama using our Tissamaharama trip itinerary builder site .
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  • We have read a lot and long thought about whether we should make the Safari Tour because we have read many unhappy reviews. Finally we made it and no little regret. We have seen though not Leopard but seen many other animals (elephants, among others) and we have enjoyed the nature. It was a unique experience and we can only recommend it. There is not often so a chance :) Yes half a day fully enough!
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  • On January 1st 2018 there were major problems accessing the park at Zone 1 which made it onto Sri Lankan television. Jeeps had to arrive at the park,in the morning with the hope of getting tickets and...  more »
  • I have to declare that I am South African who is spoilt for choice when it comes to safari get aways esp self drives. This was a rather different experience. Hordes of Jeeps lined up early in the morn...  more »

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Where to stay in Tissamaharama

Frequently visited for its great archeological heritage and national parks, Tissamaharama has a variety of mid-range hotels and guesthouses scattered around town. Many hotels follow the B464 Road, grouping around the southern shore of Tissa Lake, which serves as a place to stay if you want to head on a safari trip. A few four-star luxurious hotels sit on the shores of Yoda Lake, which also offers a few mid-range guesthouses. Budget accommodation can be found everywhere around town, with some hostels closer to the safari area.
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