Yala National Park, Yala National Park

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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 Yala National Park using our Yala National Park trip itinerary builder site .
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  • it's certainly a good experience, but we've been able to see nothing but birds, monkeys and fawns. of course you have to take it into account right away and it's no wonder, because it's not a zoo. however we got up at 5 o'clock because sunrise is the most recommended time for the visit to the park, which is not so cheap, just to empty in jeep for more than two hours. going back I would definitely inform myself about other parks. anyway the place is kept very well and it is still very nice. the most beautiful thing was a close encounter with a wild elephant in the middle of the road, not far from the park, which gladly accepts food from tourists. and they say it often goes there :-)
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  • The Park is quite scenic and home to plenty of wildlife. We did the afternoon safari and enjoyed seeing the elephants, tuskers and mothers with babies, warthogs and their litters, water buffalo, monke...  more »
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