Sri Lankan Safaris
Specialising in ecotourism camping adventures, which take you into the heart of the Sri Lankan wilderness, Noel Rodrigo’s Leopard Safaris give travellers 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.
The luxury camps in three different national parks are all designed to give you a unique experience and insight into the fascinating world of Sri Lankan wildlife, including elusive leopards. A stay at one of the Leopard Safari camps will be a truly memorable experience. Tailored packages are offered for families and honeymooners.
Accommodation is in the form of very comfortable South African canvas tents. These are non-permanent and are set up before you arrive at the camp. The tents are far from basic and feature king-size beds, living areas with camp chairs and storage space for clothes. Just outside is a separate bathroom area with hot water and a sit-down toilet. A family suite is available and cots can be provided. The Yala camp site now boasts two Luxury Lodge Tents which is is inspired by African lodges for guests looking for more up-scale camping all the while ensuring a truly wild experience, with a new Eco Pool using saltwater.
A chef prepares an array of fresh and authentic Sri Lankan delights served in the open air. Guests can visit the kitchen and learn how to prepare local dishes.
After an exciting day of game drives, led by English-speaking guides, relax with a drink in the chill-out area, share stories with other guests and enjoy a jungle barbecue under the stars.
Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate a safari into a greater Sri Lankan holiday. Take a look at Tea Plantations and Coastal Hideaways as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.
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; 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 is inspired by African lodges
- Chill-out areas
- Wildlife library
- Dining: Private dining, minibars for safaris
- Amateur photographer walk
Game drives which 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.