Jeep Safari at Yala National Park – Day Tour
YALA NATIONAL PARK is situated in the South East region and covers the Southern and Uva provinces. It is the second largest national park and is the most visited in Sri Lanka. This is a very exciting day trip in Sri lanka. Once arrived in Yala we suggest that you have the Safari game drive. Our driver will organize you the jeeps and tickets on your behalf. Usually the safari will take 3 to 4 hours. We start the return ward journey to staying hotel view the beautiful Tissa lake.
It was one of the first national parks of the island and was designated as a wildlife sanctuary in 1900. For ornithologists and nature lovers, there are a host of flora and faura to be seen in Yala with 215 species of bird including 6 endemic to Sri Lanka.
There are 44 species of mammals residing in Yala National Park including the Sri Lankan Elephant and it has one of the highest leopard densities in the world. Some of the endangered species of animals found in the world reside in Yala like the Sri Lankan Sloth Bear, Sri Lankan Leopard, Sri Lankan Elephant and Wild water buffalo.
Other animals, mammals and reptiles that can be seen in the Yala National Park are: Fishing Cat, Golden Palm Civet, Toque Macaque, endemic species of reptiles like the Wiegmann’s Agama, Boulenger’s Keelback, Sri Lankan Krait, Painted-lip Lizard and Sri Lankan Flying Snake; breeding crocodile species of Sri Lanka Mugger crocodile and Saltwater Crocodile; the coastal line is visited by the five globally endangered sea turtles – Leatherback turtle, Olive Ridley, Loggerhead Sea Turtle, Hawksbill turtle, and Green turtle; among the reptiles the Indian Cobra and Russell’s Viper are included.
The species of flora found in the Yala National Park are numerous and the largest types are the mangrove vegetations. They stretch in large canopies and consist of different variety like the commonly known loop-root mangrove, black mangrove and crab apple mangrove. Trees found here include Ceylon Satinwood, Wood-Apple, Bell mimosa, Neem, Banyan, Toothbrush tree and Indian blackberry among others.
The birds include Blue-faced Malkoha, Black-necked Stork, Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpeckers, Black-backed Yellow Pied, Ceylon Grey Hornbill, European Bee-eater, Hoopoe, Indian Pitta, Lesser Whistling Teal, Lesser Adjutant Stork, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Openbill, Orange-headed Ground Thrush, Orange-breasted Green Pigeon, Red-backed Pied, Rosy Starling, White-necked Stork, Yellow-fronted Pied and many more.
- Suggested departure time of the day trip – depending where you are staying
- Price for the day Tour – Depending where you are staying & No of Pax
- Highlights of Yala day trip – Yala National Park, Tissa lake
- What is included in Jeep Safari at Yala National park day trip price – Air conditioned mini coach, Safari Jeep, Entrance Tickets driver and driver’s meals