Travel Blogs from Yala National Park, Sri Lanka

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Looking For Leopards, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka travel blog

Looking For Leopards

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... large tracts of land have been set aside and wildlife viewing is possible in a number of parks. The best known of these is Yala National Park and the star of the show is reputed to be the leopard so we started heading south to give the Princess a break ...

Camping again - DeJa Vu, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka travel blog

Camping again - DeJa Vu

A travel blog entry by wickens

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... of the magnitude of the storm and how much work was involved in re-establishing a camp.  Brad called our contact in Sri Lanka – Miguel – who had coincidentally stayed at the camp 2 days earlier and had had to evacuate due to the rain. ...

Yala Safari, dogs & prostitutes, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka travel blog

Yala Safari, dogs & prostitutes

A travel blog entry by deetour

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... 3rd century BC and has a beautiful massive man made lake but that's about it. We stayed here overnite so we could get to Yala National Park at the crack of dawn. Yala is generally considered one of the best of the 15 national parks Sri Lanka has to offer. ...

Sri Lankan Safari in Yala National Park, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sri Lankan Safari in Yala National Park

A travel blog entry by drfumblefinger

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Yala is the most visited National Park in Sri Lanka.  It's remotely situated in the southeast corner of the country, a long day's drive from Colombo, and covers almost 1000 square kilometers (378 sq mi).  Originally a hunting preserve, ...

Tissamaharama & Yala National Park, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka travel blog

Tissamaharama & Yala National Park

A travel blog entry by salcat

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Sri Lanka: A Land like no Other. 11) Yala Park, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka travel blog

Sri Lanka: A Land like no Other. 11) Yala Park

A travel blog entry by drfumblefinger

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Yala is the most visited National Park in Sri Lanka.  It's remotely situated in the southeast corner of the country, a long day's drive from Colombo, and covers almost 1000 square kilometers (378 sq mi).  ...

Yet more wildlife!!, Tissamaharama and Yala National Park, Sri Lanka travel blog

Yet more wildlife!!

A travel blog entry by gingerjazz

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Today was a truly tiring but fantastic day! We awoke at 4:30 am to start out on a morning safari into Yala National Park. Our driver was not the normal driver associated with Travelers Home, as the usual driver was sick. He had been sent in his stead and ...

Safari - Yala National Park, Sri Lanka, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka travel blog

Safari - Yala National Park, Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by gabyfrancavilla

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... , but still very comfortable and very well designed. We left early in the morning to start our full day Safari in Yala National Park. I've been safaring in Kenya and I really wasn't sure about what to expect! I knew there were a lot of ...

The Safari, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka travel blog

The Safari

A travel blog entry by jon_darby

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... the trees. It was the park ranger Nilanger had been talking to earlier, and a friend. There are certain rules in the National Parks of Sri Lanka, like always having to keep the roof up on jeeps, and not being allowed out of your vhiecle; rules which we ...

Yala National Park, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka travel blog

Yala National Park

A travel blog entry by mies

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Yala National Park, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka travel blog

Yala National Park

A travel blog entry by benzai

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... mañana hasta las 5 de la tarde, vimos muchos animales salvajes y nuestro guía estuvo de primera, satisfechos al 100%. Gracias Yala National Park. Que más pedir, cuando llegamos al guesthouse, el propietario nos invito a comer. Voilà! Buenas noches :) ...

Jungle Book, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka travel blog

Jungle Book

A travel blog entry by ringsworldtrip

We leave Wajiya beach for Yala National Park ( which is apparently the closest we can ever expect to get to a real live jungle book moment ) in the competant friendly hands of Amila our driver. It takes about 3 hours in our van heading east along the ...

Apr 08, 2012, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka travel blog

Apr 08, 2012

A travel blog entry by martinandanna

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Spot the leopard, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka travel blog

Spot the leopard

A travel blog entry by issyking

... planned, there didn't seem any point once we found out the whale watching trips were 60 dollars... So we came directly here, to Yala National Park. We ended up following one of the touts that got on the bus and took us to his hotel. We don't normally but ...

Mar 02, 2014, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka travel blog

Mar 02, 2014

A travel blog entry by bartenmathilde

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I tawt I saw a putty cat...  I did, I did!, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka travel blog

I tawt I saw a putty cat... I did, I did!

A travel blog entry by jamesandgwen

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... than three separate leopard sightings, each of which was breathtaking. Our driver did a brilliant job of tackling the uneven tracks of the park and knowing where to look. We returned home, tired and covered in dust thrown up by our jeep's tyres, and sat ...

We Dare, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka travel blog

We Dare

A travel blog entry by dragonbeetlebum

... heading his way, the crazy fool. This week was also the week of Ruby's birthday, so as a treat we went to the Yala National Park, where we stayed in a Chalet in the jungle. Our room felt very homely, with the very soothing sound of birds chirping which ...

Le Parc national de Yala, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka travel blog

Le Parc national de Yala

A travel blog entry by benetcaro

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... On doit faire pas mal de route dans le parc pour atteindre les différentes zones. C'est le deuxième plus gros parc national au Sri Lanka, il couvre 979 km2 de broussailles, forêts clairsemées, plaines et lagunes. On ne peut en visiter seulement qu'une ...

Yala Paradise, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka travel blog

Yala Paradise

A travel blog entry by lucifrost

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... one very helpful Sri Lankan Tuk Tuk driver. After Midday, we finally arrived at Laya Safari Hotel which is on the outskirts of Yala national park. It is total paradise - we have a huge room with an actual working shower (bliss!), sofa, tv and great food. ...

Elephants close up and personal!!, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka travel blog

Elephants close up and personal!!

A travel blog entry by pompeygirl

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... well Sri Lanka is my posh packing in my travels! For my 40th, Brin, Michelle and I visited Kirinda for a safari in Yala National Park and I was not disappointed with the return trip. We stayed in the same guest house, Suduweli, which had tripled in price ...

Jul 31, 2013, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka travel blog

Jul 31, 2013

A travel blog entry by marcbeiner

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Our first safari!, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka travel blog

Our first safari!

A travel blog entry by mezzaandyort

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... down at least 5 times and during this time I asked him are we getting another jeep and he says No.  We arrive at Yala National Park and we break down again.  By this time I was quite pissed off (unfortunately we don’t know the company ...

Safari so good.........., Yala National Park, Sri Lanka travel blog

Safari so good..........

A travel blog entry by kirstytev

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... . The bus was already there when we arrived so after a bit of luggage sorting by the locals, we were off. The bus drivers in Sri Lanka are frigging crazy!! They just weave in an out overtaking on the wrong side of the road thinking that a beeping of the ...

Day 162 - Safari in Yala National Park, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka travel blog

Day 162 - Safari in Yala National Park

A travel blog entry by costin

... up, but apart from a quick hello, no one said too much as it was far too early for conversation!  We drove towards Yala National Park in the dark, with the cool morning air blowing in our faces, excited about the prospect of our first ever safari. We ...

Yala Safari, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka travel blog

Yala Safari

A travel blog entry by prasadsw

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Kharki Pants and Elephants, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka travel blog

Kharki Pants and Elephants

A travel blog entry by joandtim2013

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... before 6am when it was still dark and there were loads of other jeeps waiting to get in.  Apparently, you can only enter Yala in a jeep. You can't take a car in.  Its a massive place, we drove around for 5 hours, spotting animals and ...

A Safari in Yala National Park, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka travel blog

A Safari in Yala National Park

A travel blog entry by pika9

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I had heard from a few different groups of travelers along the beaches that they had seen leopards in Yala National Park.  I thought, "hey, I want to see leopards," so before I headed back to Colombo to meet up with my friend Saima, I planned a ...

Yala National Park, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka travel blog

Yala National Park

A travel blog entry by ryan_and_vicks

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... and physical had been done to Sri Lanka although later on our visit to the tsunami museum we would certainly find out.  After Yalle National park is was back to our hotel for a quick shower and to grab our luggage but not before Ryan was using the ...

Yala National Park, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka travel blog

Yala National Park

A travel blog entry by nixtravels

5.30am start for safari ride to Yala - with many jeeps leaving. In convoy for early part of trip. Many tanks and good birds. Leopard seen in tree with deer kill. All jeeps converged in traffic jam . Not nice.  Drove around for  a few hours to ...

5am depart, Yala National Park, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka travel blog

5am depart, Yala National Park

A travel blog entry by volkswagen65

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... , a brown bear, wild boar, a jackal and a number of birds: peacocks, a hornbill, ibis.  I have been to many National Parks in Africa.  This doesn't have quite the variety, but like Ngorongoro the animals are not that secretive and seem very used ...

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