Yala National Park, Tissamaharama

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Embark on a safari into Yala National Park, Sri Lanka’s most popular national park and a bustling wildlife sanctuary, housing an array of wild animals. The second largest national park in the country, it boasts one of the highest densities of leopards in the world, so if you’re lucky you might spot this elusive predator. Driving through the semi-arid plains and grasslands, you'll almost certainly encounter elephants, sloth bears, macaque monkeys, water buffalo, and a variety of other animal species. Arrange your visit to Yala National Park and discover more family-friendly attractions in Tissamaharama using our Tissamaharama trip itinerary builder site .
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  • October 6, 2017
    We set off at 5.30am and arrived a short while later at Yala. We were not the first! There was a long line of jeeps waiting to go in. Don't let this put you off. We still felt we got a good trip altho...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    On our trip to yala, we learnt the main blocks were closed and as such we chose to explore the adjoining bandala national park instead The park professes it has little wildlife but birds and lives up ...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    As it was october only block 5 of yala was open. We didn't see a leopard, but we saw a lot of deers, monkeys, buffalo's, birds, elephants, crocodiles, eagles, giant squirls and jackals. Very good guid...  more »

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Where to stay in Tissamaharama

Frequently visited for its great archeological heritage and national parks, Tissamaharama has a variety of mid-range hotels and guesthouses scattered around town. Many hotels follow the B464 Road, grouping around the southern shore of Tissa Lake, which serves as a place to stay if you want to head on a safari trip. A few four-star luxurious hotels sit on the shores of Yoda Lake, which also offers a few mid-range guesthouses. Budget accommodation can be found everywhere around town, with some hostels closer to the safari area.
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