With monkeys jumping from tree to tree and the elusive leopard prowling through the forest, Yala National Park provides an unparalleled look into Sri Lanka’s diverse wildlife. For centuries, this incredible wildlife reserve has been revered as one of the best destinations to explore the beauty of the wild: from sloth bears, elephants, and reptiles to a whole host of endemic birdlife that can only be seen on the island.

At Wild Lotus, are committed to conservation and sustainability.  All of our guides are experienced animal trackers who follow responsible wildlife tourism practices.

Wild Lotus Half Day Safari

Timings: 5am- 10am or 1 pm-sunset

Itinerary: Our safari jeeps will pick you up from the villa and arrive to the ticket center with a goal of entering the park at either 6 am or 2 pm. Leopards are most active at sunrise and sunset when it is cooler so we will look for this elusive creature at that time.

 

After a few hours, we’ll take a short break at Patanangalla

beach or Manik River. We will re-start our game drive after everyone had a break, hoping to spot elephants, crocodiles and other wildlife along the way.

Rates include: All entrance fees, game drive with driver guide in customized safari jeeps, use of binoculars and guide books.

 

Not included: tips for driver/guide

Optional: Add a packed meal from our kitchen for $5

Prices below are for sharing one jeep (each jeep fits 6 people):

1 pax: $77

2 pax: $94

3 pax: $111

4 pax: $129

5 pax: $146

6 pax: $163

 

  • Children ages 5 and under are free of charge

  • Children ages 6-11 are $14 each

Wild Lotus 3/4 Day Safari

Timing: 5am-12pm

Itinerary: Our safari jeeps will pick you up from the villa and arrive to the ticket center with a goal of entering the park at 6 am. Leopards are most active at sunrise and sunset when it is cooler so we will look for this elusive creature as the sun rises.

After a few hours, we’ll take a short break at Patanangalla beach or Manik River. We will re-start our game drive after everyone had a break, hoping to spot elephants, crocodiles and other wildlife along the way.

Rates include: All entrance fees, game drive with driver guide in customized safari jeeps, use of binoculars and guide books.

Not included: tips for driver/guide

Optional: Add a packed meal from our kitchen for $5

Prices below are for sharing one jeep (each jeep fits 6 people):

 

1 pax: $87

2 pax: $105

3 pax: $125

4 pax: $140

5 pax: $160

6 pax: $175

 

  • Children ages 5 and under are free of charge

  • Children ages 6-11 are $14 each

​Wild Lotus Full Day Safari

Timing: 5am-sunset

Itinerary: A full day safari is a real Sri Lankan adventure and not for the faint-hearted! Your jeep will venture deep into the jungle, giving you the best opportunity to see wildlife. These roads are very bumpy dirt tracks and going is rough-- giving you the best viewing and game drive experience.

From 12-2, a break for all jeeps is mandated by the Sri Lankan Wildlife Authority and we will take the opportunity to have a rest and eat lunch near the river or by the beach. A cooler with snacks and water is included in the rate.

We will re-start our game drive after 2, hoping to spot elephants, crocodiles and other wildlife along the way.​

Rates include: All entrance fees, game drive with driver/guide in customized safari jeeps, use of binoculars and guide books, cooler with snacks and water.

Not included: tips for driver/guide

Optional: Add packed meals from our kitchen for $5

Prices below are for sharing one jeep (each jeep fits 6 people):

1 pax: $138

2 pax: $155

3 pax: $172

4 pax: $189

5 pax: $207

6 pax: $224

  • Children ages 5 and under are free of charge

  • Children ages 6-11 are $14 each