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This afternoon we headed to Yala National Park for a jeep safari. We got to ride in the back of open air jeeps looking for animals in the park. 2 teams were lucky and they saw not 1 but 2 leopards. It was a great afternoon of spotting animals and taking a ton of photos. Plus a lot of Go Pro video footage. We returned back to our Eco Lodge for a BBQ dinner finished with ice cream. Everyone had a story to tell at dinner tonight. ...
We left the hotel at 9 and headed to Yala National Park (+/- 2hrs 15). Along the roadside nearer Yala the sellers on the side of the road had large bags of cotton for sale (for pillows etc) – we've never seen cotton sold like this before and its obviously very much in abundance in this area. A bag (which the driver said was 1Kg, we reckon – despite the size – its probably not much more than 1/2 Kg ...
... into the bush). We saw another TWO after that, along with Painted Stork, Mongoose, Hornbills, waterhog, spotted deer, buffalo, green bee catchers, eurasia blue kingfisher, hoopoe (part of the woodpecker family), crocodiles, lapwings, land monitor and lots of other beautiful birds, butterflies and insects. The lakes were so full of life and absolutely stunning, so despite baking alive for most of the day under the sun, Paul and I absolutely loved our ...
... not even photograph - they were too quick.
Our highlights here were an Eagle, Peacocks and Peahens, Spoonbills, Cranes, Flamingoes, Pelicans and a brilliant Kingfisher.
The scenery was stunning with great rock formations peeking above the trees.A great day out and then we had to head back home ready for the next leg of our ...
... elephant sanctuary. Outside the botanical garden we were watching a snake charmer with two cobras and a python, it was the first time that I saw a whistle blowing entertainer get bitten by one of the cobras! the speed with which it strikes is unreal, he had two deep teeth marks, but said he milked the snake before. Me and Jerome started to explore the ancient cities together and travelled to Habarana from Kandy by bus. Habarana is very popular for seeing crocodiles and ...