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“Amazing Day Tour!”

Best Yala Safaris - Day Tours
Ranked #37 of 42 Tours in Tissamaharama
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: We are the #1 leading company in organizing yala and Bundala safaris. We have well experienced drivers and guides. Also we are doing safaris from well maintained jeeps. Our target is showing the everything for you inside the park during the safari time.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase
Reviewed 25 April 2017

What a great day!

Our driver, Udara, was the best! He picked us up on time and once arriving at the park he got our tickets really fast making us the second Jeep to get into the park!
Within 10 minutes he spotted a leopard for us! We were ecstatic!!

Udara has a great eye for spotting the animals, we were so impressed and extremely happy to have seen as much as we did. He was also very knowledgeable and answered all our questions.

Where usually all the Jeeps follow each other and surround the animals, which wasn't very nice to see - Udara took us on completely different ways from all the other Jeeps meaning we got one to one encounters with the animals, especially a beautiful leopard and some very friendly elephants! We saw pretty much all the animals we had come to see except for the bears, but after seeing so much we were not disappointed! Some photos included

All in all, we are super happy with the day we had and all the beautiful animals we got so see!

Thank Midianmota
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Our hotel, pearl city hotel, organises the safari for us, so honestly I didn't know before receiving the link that we had used this company.
The hotel manager arranged this for us, from prices we had heard the price was ok and we chose a safari from 04.30 to 12.00. thinking back the shorter version would have been enough as the extra time is for a toilet break and walk on the beach and after that break the sun is very high so most animals are hiding. We had a good experience in the sense that it was a smooth organisation and we saw all animals including 4 leopards. First leopard we were mostly alone and that was amazing. Second experience was a nightmare for us and the leopards. Imagine at least 50 4x4 engines roaring, even bumping into each other ! Basically tracking the leopards to force them to cross the roads. Horrible for the animals and not great for us I am sorry I was part of this and this should be forbidden by the park authorities. This was quite disappointing, doesn't reflect this company or this driver but more what is considered normal in Yala national park. Also the roads in the park are perfectly good so electric vehicles would be perfect.

Thank Mylene_Laurent
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

We did two Tours with them: A fullday trip to Yala and halfday to Bundala Nationalpark. Both of them were great. The trip to Yala was awesome, because we saw everything there is to see: Leopards, Elephants, Crocodiles, Mungos, Monkeys, dancing Peacocks and loads of birds. Our driver was really dedicated to show us everything and we we're very lucky to see four Leopards that day, although it can get scary sometime when they all rush to not miss something. It's totally worth it to do the fullday tour because of increased chances to see wildlife in the evening.

Bundala is great for watching birds and is much less crowded than Yala. Tharindu was driving us much more careful than the driver in Yala, which was appreciated ;)

I think for real interested animal lovers it would be great to have an additional guide to tell you something more about the animals and their behavior.

Thank Annika M
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

We booked our full-day safari via our hotel (River Face Inn) and they arranged for a safari with Chula. We had a private jeep for the two of us, which was nice because you could swap seats to the side where the animals were.
Chula has 25 years of experience in Yala and it shows. He sees everything (even a lizard in the exact colour of the tree) and is very keen on you getting the best Yala experience.
We had a wonderful lunch of curry and lots of fruit, and Chula also had plenty of snacks and drinks. He also carries a book to show you the names of all animals you see.
We were Lucky enough to see 6 elephants (one very close), the sloth bear and 3 leopards. At 17.00 we had still seen only one sleeping leopard in the distance. Chula went out of his way to try to show us more, and when he got the call one was spotted he raced to the spot where we saw one far away in the high grass. When we turned around for a second viewing the leopard had disappeared, only to reappear on a rick 10m from our jeep - spectacular!

Overall highly recommended to take the safari with Chula.

1  Thank Dorrit v
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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

This is 2nd time I used them and As usual they didn't disappoint me and friends who went their on my recommendation.
Since this is dry season on their advice we went early to the park.
The most of other jeeps moving to orher direction our driver kept on a route where we have seen Dear, Samba dear,lots of birds crocodile s, most importantly few ELEPHANTS and a rear seen of a LEOPARD .
THATS WHAT WE EXPECT and They delivered it's.
Price also reasonable Jeep also comfortable.
So I recommend them 2nd time also .

1  Thank Dissa D
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