Yala National Park Safari
Yala National Park ~
Welcome to the jungle; the Yala National Park or the Ruhunu National Park, a rather arid land with the highest density of leopards in the world. While the elusive cat is the star here, 215 species of birds and over 44 diverse mammals call it home.
The jungle is dry and dusty as it receives less than 1000mm of annual rainfall, with major showers from December to February. The area is covered mostly with scrub vegetation with over 280 species of plants. Watching different species of birds like the Paradise Flycatcher swaying its tail in the air like a paintbrush, while fluttering from branch to branch is quite endearing. Bee-eaters, eagles, jungle fowls keep giving special appearances while most of the jeeps track the bigger animals.
Look for pugmarks and follow them with fellow enthusiasts, and if you’re lucky the leopard will oblige you with a sighting. If you are extremely lucky, you might spot a hunt. The finesse and grace with which the cat conducts itself is quite a sight to behold.
If you wish to hire camera gear, please let us know and our naturalist will assist you. However, allow the wilderness to capture your heart fully, before you capture it on your lenses. Pictures might speak a thousand words, but living in the moment in this jungle will leave you with speechless moments.