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Specializing in ecotourism camping adventures, which take you into the heart of the Sri Lankan wilderness, Noel Rodrigo’s Leopard Safaris give travelers the chance to get up close to Sri Lankan wildlife.
Noel Rodrigo’s Leopard Safaris focuses on sustainability, the mission being to protect and preserve Sri Lanka’s National Parks and Reserves for the animals and for generations to come.
Accommodation is in spacious canvas tents with a choice of double, twin, triple, and family tents. Each tent has a separate sleeping and lounge area, and en suite with a hot water shower and flush toilet. Owning to its more permanent location, the camp at Yala has some luxury lodges, perfect for honeymooners, along with a saltwater pool.
The camp chefs prepare a range of traditional Sri Lankan cuisine using locally grown, seasonal fruits and vegetables. Dining is usually a communal event, held under the stars.
Knowledgeable guides lead game drives in search of elephants, sloth bears, crocodiles, and the elusive leopard. In the evening, relax with sundowners and swap stories around the campfire.
Noel Rodrigo’s Leopard Safaris Information
Location & Getting There
The Leopard Safaris luxury camps are located in 3 different national parks. Yala National Park is approximately a 7-hour drive from Colombo's Bandaranaike International Airport or a 3.5-hour drive to Galle; the Knuckles Mountain Range is a 1-hour drive from Kandy’s City Centre; Wilpattu Camp is approximately 3 hours from Colombo's Bandaranaike International Airport.
Comfortable South African canvas tents are set up before guests arrive at the camp. Each features a king-size bed, spacious living areas with camp chairs, a separate toilet, and storage areas for belongings. A family suite is available with cots provided upon request. For added comfort, the Yala camp has erected a semi-permanent lodge tent which is inspired by African lodges.
Game drives that take guests right out to the heart of the wild, where there is a diversity of wildlife on offer, are a must-do. Guests can spot and identify leopards, mugger crocodiles, wild boars, mouse deers, Asian elephants, and many more. Other activities include stargazing, wildlife walks, bird watching, enjoying drinks around a campfire, or a jungle barbeque under the stars.
Tailored itineraries and cots for children are available.
- Private dining
- Chill-out areas
- Wildlife library
- Amateur photographer walk
- Game drives in Yala and Wilpattu National Parks
- Sithulpawwa Temple
- Wildlife walks
- Sundowners and jungle barbeque
- Photography walks
- Cookery demonstrations
Noel Rodrigo's Leopard Safaris can be found in two sites on opposite sides of Sri Lanka: Yala National Park and Wilpattu National Park. Whichever one you choose, you'll experience a boutique safari experience in comfortable tents, and the chance to fully immerse yourself in the jungle. The camps also come with an eco-friendly focus, with solar-powered lights, energy-saving air conditioning, and recycled timber.
We won't take you to the usual tourist traps, instead we'll introduce you to people that show you the true side of a country. With our contacts in each destination, we can arrange for you to meet locals away from the crowds and ensure an authentic experience.
You can rely on our extensive first-hand knowledge and years of experience in the country you’re visiting. We use only the best expert guides, and provide insider tips on the local customs, and everything from vibrant festivals to hidden Himalayan monasteries
Your holiday will be as unique as you are. By getting to know you and what makes you tick, we fuse our wealth of expertise and a deep understanding of our destinations to create unique day by day itineraries that are built around you.