Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka. The park consists of five blocks providing home to a host of flora and fauna. These blocks have individual names such as, Ruhuna National Park (block 1) and Kumana National Park or ‘Yala East’ for the adjoining area. It is situated in the southeast region of the country in close vicinity to the historical cities of Katharagama and Tissamaharama, and lies within Southern Province and Uva Province.
The park covers 979 square kilometres and is located approximately 300 kilometres from Colombo. Yala was designated as a wildlife sanctuary in 1900. And along with Wilpattu, Yala was one out of the first two national parks in Sri Lanka, having been designated in 1938. The park is best known for its diverse wildlife. Currently Yala is the prime breeding ground for the Sri Lankan Leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya).
Choose from some of the most popular vacation packages
Starts 5.00 a.m – Ends 10.00 a.m
Relish the morning bliss amidst nature as you venture into the wild before daybreak and witness the leopard cubs crawling out from their nestled hideouts.
Half Day Safari
Starts 5.00 a.m – Ends 12.00 Noon
Make the best of the limited time you have on your holiday. Set off to the jungle in the afternoon and catch the glimpse of a beautiful sunset as the elephants, leopards, deer gather around the waterholes to quench the exhaustion of another day of survival.
Full Day Safari
Starts 5.00 a.m – Ends 6.30 p.m
Disconnect from the world for a day and explore the diverse lives of the animal kingdom. Experience the best of Safari as you spend your entire day exploring every nook and corner of the National Park
Starts 2.00 p.m – Ends 6.30 p.m
Catch the best of wildlife as the dusk falls against the majestic Yala National Park. Enjoy the gorgeous sunset of the park as you witness elephants, leopards and other residents of the wild gathering around the waterholes.
Starts 6.00 p.m – Ends 11.00 p.m
Exclusively for the adventurous, the night safari is a key highlight at Wila Safari. Lurk into the wild in silence of the dark and catch the lesser seen sights of wildlife
Customize your adventure according to your preference. Add in your own sense of thrill to your holiday as you pre-plan your duration, areas to cover within the national park for an unforgettable safari experience.
Camping Inside Yala
Get close to the wilderness as you set camp inside the Yala National Wildlife Park! Enjoy a night you’ll never forget amidst the creaks and snarls of the residents of the wild.
Catch a host of endemic birds in action as they settle along the bird watching corridor that boarders Wila Safari Hotel.
Venture into the wild with experienced guides of Flamingos safari and capture unforgettable memories of the exquisite wildlife.