DAYS 3-5 | Yala National Park
Highlights: Private safari; Wildlife galore; Expert naturalists
An early departure is needed to for the drive to Yala national park. The luscious green highlands will be left behind as you wind through the centre of the country towards the coast and the arid scrub lands. On arrival at Yala, you’ll head for the park’s perimeter where you’ll transfer into a safari vehicle for the final couple of kilometers to the Kulu Safari camp. You’ll have time to go out on three game drives; two at dawn and one at dusk as these are the prime times to witness leopards, sloth bears, jackals and much else besides. Lunches and dinner are an al fresco affair served back at the safari camp. And look out for the plethora of wildlife that lives around the camp, from wild boar, to crocs, to the occasional elephant.