Why we love it

What we love about Leopard Trails is their passion and commitment to offering the best safari experience possible in Sri Lanka. Their guiding team is fantastic and their passion and energy is contagious.  There are other options to stay in luxury lodges and do game drives but for us Leopard Trails offer the best safari experience from start to finish.

Another important reason for recommending Leopard Trails is that Yala has got a bad name for itself for being a very busy national park. But the Leopard Trails guides know that it’s best to avoid the pile-up of vehicles around a leopard sighting and instead head away from the traffic to search for other game with less people around.

The location of the camp is also another great reason to stay here. It’s not only close to Zone 1 (the main area) but also within a short drive of zones, 2,3,4 & 5 which offer alternative, beautiful game viewing areas.

The camp:

In addition to the 8 rooms the camp has a central mess tent which is air-conditioned. This is a great place to relax between or after activities. There are sofas, books and a waiter on hand to serve drinks. Just across the sandy path is the dining tent which is used for breakfast and lunch. Most nights dinner is served outside under the stars. There is also a firepit where guests are invited to join for pre-dinner drinks and nibbles.


The camp is family friendly and safe for children to stay at. For younger children there is the possibility to add extra beds in the parents tent so that everyone can be in one room.

Highlights and activities

  • Head out on morning, afternoon or full day game drives into Wilpattu National Park to explore the beautiful landscapes and the game that lives within the park. There is a huge variety of wildlife here and they have regular sightings of leopard, elephant and occasionally bear.
  • Explore the further reaches of the park by taking a picnic lunch with you.
  • Finish off an exciting day on safari with a bush dinner under the stars and the sounds of the Sri Lankan bush all around you.

Eco feature

Classic Tent

Room rates: $1,012 (Jan-Apr, 15 Jul – 30 Aug, 1-14 Dec) & $620 (May- 14 Jul, 1 Sept – 30 Nov) & $1,110 (15 Dec – 10 Jan) – on an all inclusive basis

The Leopard Trails tents channel an Edwardian-glam with classic teak safari furniture (collapsible bedside and writing tables) and Queen-sized, Egyptian-cotton-clad beds. The six classic tents all come with double/twin beds, air-con, and ensuite bathroom with bucket shower. Each tent has a little veranda, the ideal spot for a post-safari, pre-dinner drink.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee
  • Private bathroom

Luxury Tent

Room rates: $1,164 (Jan-Apr, 15 Jul – 30 Aug, 1-14 Dec) & $710 (May- 14 Jul, 1 Sept – 30 Nov) & $1,276 (15 Dec – 10 Jan) – on an all inclusive basis

There are 2 luxury tents which very spacious and come with air-conditioning, ensuite facilities, including running water shower. The bedroom area comes with kingsize bed, dressing table and storage for clothes. There is an outside veranda area with soft seating, ideal for relaxing during siesta or between activities.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee
  • Private bathroom



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