Renowned for its leopard population, Yala National Park straddles the southern coastline of Sri Lanka, its varied landscapes creating a rich eco-system. The diverse topography of grasslands, scrub, forest, wetlands and lagoons hosts a wealth of wildlife, including elephants, crocodiles, monkeys and the famed leopards. Yala is also home to water buffaloes, the solitary sloth bear and more than one hundred species of bird. Although Yala boasts one of the highest densities of leopard populations in the world, they’re notoriously elusive. Distant Journeys’ stay at Yala includes two safari drives, in the early morning and at dusk, to provide the best chance of sighting the leopards.

For a truly authentic, immersive wildlife experience, your two-night stay in Yala Safari Camp involves sleeping under canvas in the heart of the jungle, sitting under the stars around a crackling campfire, and enjoying freshly prepared, delicious local food. Camping out in nature doesn’t mean foregoing basic amenities, as the tents are supremely comfortable with a bed, an en-suite bathroom and a decked outdoor area. At the end of a busy day in Yala National Park, this is the perfect spot to sit, chilled drink in hand, surrounded by the stillness of the jungle night and the sounds of nature in the wild.

The supplement for the Safari Camp Experience will be from £515pp twin share, with single supplement from £295. All prices are subject to availability at the time of booking, please call one of our travel experts to confirm.

Please note that your Tour Manager will not be with you at the Safari Camp, and you will be looked after by the camp staff during your stay.

The Hotel Safari Camp Experience, Yala is featured in the following itineraries:

The Very Best of Sri Lanka

Private Tours of Sri Lanka