Yala National Park Safari from Ella, Mirissa

(4 customer reviews)

Sri Lanka is blessed with various national parks and wildlife sanctuaries where one can watch the varied species of animals and birds, along with lush greenery and plenty of flora and fauna and add charm to your Wildlife Tours Sri Lanka. Embark on this amazing safari experience in Sri Lanka’s Yala National Park! Depending on your preferred scheduled time. Perfect for wildlife photography enthusiasts, solo travelers, and families, Half day and full day safari exploration will bring you up close to the country’s well preserved natural treasures. Watch the mighty elephants roam around with cautious deer scampering by their side. See crocodiles and even bears! The most exciting part of the entire trip would be your visit to the natural habitats of Sri Lankan Leopards, the lord of the Jungle!


Yala national park is one of the oldest and second-largest wildlife reserves in Sri Lanka. There are 44 species of recorded mammals in this National Park, which include the Sri Lankan Leopard, Sri Lankan Sloth Bear and Sri Lankan Elephant, 215 species of birds, 46 species of reptiles and 21 species of amphibians. Our knowledgeable and experienced drivers provide unforgettable safari experiences during your visit. This area is of great historical significance and was a key part of the ancient Buddhist temples and places such as Jaburagala, Gonagla, Padikema and Sithulpawwa cave temple, Maglmadha vihara temple located in the boundary of the national park.

We organize and arrange your Yala safari experience from Ella, Mirissa your convenience as Morning Safari and Afternoon safari.

Morning Safari: We will pick up you at 4.00 am from your hotel in Ella, Mirissa, Galle and early drop off to your hotel in down south (around Galle) or Ella.

Afternoon Safari: We will pick up you at 11.00 am from your hotel in Ella, Mirissa, Galle and you can get lunch on the way. So safari will start before 1.30 pm and early drop to your hotel down south or Ella.

Tour Highlight

  • Half-day and full-day safari
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • 4×4 Safari Jeep (Maximum of 6 Passengers per jeep)
  • Experienced and safety Drivers
  • English speaking private guide | Driver
  • Entrance fees including all taxes
  • Available refreshment & 1.5L bottle of water per guest

Additional Informations: Before making a reservation at 4restlanka Tours we encourage you to follow this information, Not recommended for pregnant women | Not recommended for participant with serious medical conditions | Vegetarian option is available and if food affects your health conditions please inform us before the tour | The tour and visit some destinations may change depending on weather conditions | The duration of the transfers will depend on the time of day and traffic condition | Recommend to wear shoes for your choice | Lower price rate in Sri Lanka | Prices depend on how many people in your party

4 reviews for Yala National Park Safari from Ella, Mirissa

  1. Houzayfa N, Paris, France

    ‘More than a guide’

    We contacted Dilan as we needed to have a transfer from Ella to Mirissa but with a stop in Yala for a morning Safari. Dilan replied quickly and arranged everything for us.
    He sent a VERY comfortable van that picked us exactly at the time agreed on (4am). The driver was very polite and got us quickly to the entry point, picking up Dilan on the way. There we switched to a jeep, all for ourselves, to proceed into the park. We then spent a few hours trying every road to find as many animals we could. Dilan and the driver pointed out to us most of the animals as we couldn’t see them initially, while providing us with clear explanations once we got to take our pictures. We saw many crocodiles, unique birds, two group of deers, a tons of buffalos, varans, two lone elephants and then three together with the cutest baby elephant. And then lo and behold, there was a sighting of the infamous leopard ! Dilan and the driver did their best to get us a spot so we could admire the majestic creature ! Definitely the highlight of our trip. Dilan made sure to bring plenty of tasty home-mande sandwiches for breakfast as we had to leave early.

    We then got back to our van which took us to the front door of our guest house in Mirissa.

    A perfect experience without any hiccup. Thanks!

  2. Anton Berg E, Germany

    ‘Incredible day in Yala National Park’

    We were lucky to join Dilan on a guided tour through Yala National Park. At first we thought there was way too many cars surrounding the first few animals. But then we went further into the park and away from all the other cars where we saw for example leopards, elephants and then we were very lucky to see a sloth bear.
    We can highly recommend Dilan as a guide, extremely kind and caretaking, and also the chauffeur for taking us on a real safari and not just chasing around what some other cars maybe saw.
    We had a really good day seeing the beautiful park and its inhabitants.🐆🐃🐘🐊

  3. Frederik J , Roskilde, Denmark

    “Great trip with good guide”

    Cool walk around Yala national park. We had a super guide and a good driver who made sure we had a great trip. We saw both Leopards, bears and elephants. All in all, a super experience.

  4. PTcesty, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic

    “Trip to Ella and Yala Reserve”

    We visited the beautiful mountain town of Ella, surrounded by tea plantations. We had an amazing sunrise from Ella Rock. We walked on the unique Nine Arches Bridge and spent the rest of the day watching Yala Reserve. We had a very nice and smiling guide Dilanam who was willing to give us all day and see to it. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

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