We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Yala Safaris - Private Tours

Features Animals

Yala Safaris - Private Tours
Booking unavailable on TripAdvisor

Want other options you can book now?
All photos (361)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“fruit”(19 reviews)
“great safari”(28 reviews)
“day safari”(25 reviews)
Our aim is showing the Leopards in your tour of Yala.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Tissamaharama 80240, Sri Lanka
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Tissamaharama
from US$39.00
More Info
Reviews (297)
Filter reviews
211 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews fruit great safari day safari reviews on tripadvisor sloth bear sri lanka flora and fauna skilled driver water buffalo hotel pickup leopard walking fair price national park within minutes elephants including wild boar next morning
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 211 reviews
Reviewed yesterday

We startet our journey very early in the morning at 4 o´clock for leopard safari. The driver with the jeep picked us up at our hotel and was very friendly. On the way to the park we picked up two more couples as we arrived...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kristi R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The pick-up in our hotel in Yala was on time. The driver was very frendly and stopped on different places to watch and explain the different animals. He had a good sense of that. For the breakfast he found a nice place near the water...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ha L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the early morning safari, so was a very early start from the hotel, bit of a bun fight when you get there as there must be 100 plus jeeps doing safari's. We had a private guide who was very passionate and knowledgable and made...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ijdickson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the Janaka Safari a month before we arrived in Sri Lanka, full Day Tour, no regrets. Driver was punctual and very friendly. The Lunch and fruit they brought was also pretty tasty. No Problem to See loads of wild animal, elephant, peacock, boar...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ChristophK829
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the half day safari tour with Janaka and it was great. We had such a wonderful driver named Srimal who was so passionate about the park and the animals. He tried extremely hard to find the animals throughout the park and we actually...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Michelle F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I booked with Janaka for myself and 4 friends, to tour Yala Park based on the quality of reviews on Trip Advisor. I spoke and whatsapped with Janaka beforehand on his numbers: +94 77 965 2158 and +94 77 29 72 639. He told me...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank wholewideworld1
Janaka N, Manager at Yala Safaris - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Sir, Madam, This is very unfair review., they did safari morning longer tour until 11.30 am . so we picked up on time from the hotel our Toyota hilux safari jeep. driver was Srimal who has 13 Years experience and who know wildlife well....More

Reviewed 10 February 2019 via mobile

Had a beautiful day at Yala! Our guide Sachika made sure that we saw the leopard and many elephants. He was very talented and keen to give us great experiences.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tuuulia
Reviewed 7 February 2019 via mobile

Saw elephants and leopards. Picked up at 4 am though park doesn’t open until 6am (this is to get in the vehicle queue). Don’t drink too much water as the first stop isn’t until 11am so you can’t use the toilet for 7 hours!!! We...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank LolSpoon
Reviewed 2 February 2019 via mobile

Greatly enjoyed. We saw every animal possible; we saw the leopard walking right beside us, 4 elephants including a baby one, a mongoose, crocodiles, jackals, water buffalo and their babies, deer, storks, birds, wart hogs, peacocks and even baby peacocks. It was a little expensive....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 716kamim
Reviewed 31 January 2019 via mobile

Awesome experience with the Janaka company and Satika as driver / guide. Despite that they are one of the most affordable company, our guide Satika had both the connection to get to know where the cool animals would be, and the driving skills to get...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sylvain C
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 19 nearby hotels
Coral Rock by Bansei
587 reviews
.06 km away
Coral Sands Hotel
864 reviews
.13 km away
Ayurveda Centrum Lawrence Hill Paradise
15 reviews
.19 km away
Hikkaduwa Beach Hotel
220 reviews
.39 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 46 nearby restaurants
Isira Coffee Shop
184 reviews
.03 km away
Get Fresh Restaurant
440 reviews
.12 km away
Aroma Restaurant
433 reviews
.07 km away
Tigri Beach Resturant
524 reviews
.12 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 70 nearby attractions
Hikkaduwa Beach
2,137 reviews
.28 km away
Coral Sanctuary
173 reviews
.09 km away
Hikkaduwa Harbour
66 reviews
.72 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
18 February 2019|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from LolSpoon | Reviewed this property |
Each tour guide does different prices, I think we paid $55 for a full day (4am pick up until 5pm) but I would recommend the half day we saw all of the animals early morning
18 May 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Janaka N | Property representative |
WhatsApp, Viber, WeChat, imo +94779652158 mobile number +94 77 29 72 639 Thank you Janaka safari jeep tours
22 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Janaka N | Property representative |
Hi, please wait . when yala open I will contact you Thank you