Yala National Park

Sri Lanka - Sri Lankan Wildlife

Sri Lanka’s largest and probably most well-known National Park, Yala, is a must-visit for wildlife enthusiasts and offers one of the world’s best opportunities of seeing a leopard in the wild.

The park comprises 1268 sq km of protected area comprising grassy plains, forest, rocky scrublands and lagoons and runs along the country’s southeast coast. As well as leopards, visitors have a good chance of seeing elephants, sloth bears and crocodiles. There is also an abundance of birdlife at Yala, with sightings of over 200 different species, including curlews, hornbills, orioles and white-winged black terns, to name just a few! The park is open for visitors all year round. However, peak viewing months are October to May.

Yala National Park – Luxury Collection

Uga Chena Huts$$$$$

To intensify the wilderness experience, the property accommodates only fourteen guest cabins. Exteriors, featuring design cues from the vernacular architecture of the region, are designed to harmonize with the jungle environment. Interiors gently emphasize the ‘safari’ theme, with log furniture, African-style and rustic motifs. Each well-appointed cabins contains a living area, bedroom, en suite bathroom and shaded outdoor deck with built-in 5m plunge pool. All are equipped with variable-...

Uga Chena Huts

Wild Coast Tented Lodge$$$$$

Yala National Park Hotels

Hilton Yala$$$$

The 42 rooms, including suites and villas with their own pools, are all are eco-friendly and elegantly designed. All feature a private balcony and stylish bathroom with a stone tub , free Wi-Fi access and 55-inch HDTV.

Local stone has been used in much of the construction – to the point that it looks like the hotel has organically sprung up itself rather than been developed. The jigsaw-piece-shaped pool meanders around several pre-existing trees and rock formations. There is nothing...

deluxe room - Hilton Yala - sri lanka

Cinnamon Wild Yala$$$$

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