Yala National Park

Do you know, Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka. So, you must go a safari in Yala as a visitor to Sri Lanka. It is possible to take full day jeep safaris or to split your day into morning and afternoon.

Your best chance to see a leopard is generally early in the morning and then again at dusk.

There is also a substantial elephant population along with Spotted deer, Sambar, Wild buffalo, Sloth bear, Jackal, Mongoose, Pangolins and Crocodiles. The drier season falls between May and August and the park closes for a short time during September and October.

Yala National Park, one of Sri Lanka ‘s premier eco tourism destinations, lies 24km northeast of Tissamaharama and 290km from Colombo on the southeast coast of Sri Lanka, spanning a vast 97,878 hectares over the Southern and Uva Provinces.

Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka.