“Gain unique insight into Sri Lanka’s leopards, sloth bears, elephants, deer, birds, reptiles and other wildlife from eco-friendly, non smoking, movable camps that leave nothing behind when the tents are packed away. Located in the buffer zones of two national parks (Yala and Wilpattu), the all-inclusive experience includes all meals, game drives, and park entrance fees amongst others.”,
Kim, the discoverer.
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Secret Retreats

Hotel Description

Using stylish South African tents, both camps are located in two major national parks: Yala and Wilpattu. The campsites are made up of non-permanent structures, ensuring minimal impact on the parks, complete with comfortable king sized beds and a range of modern comforts and allowing privacy. The Yala campsite is situated in a picturesque location that makes the perfect base for your Noel Rodrigo's Leopard Safaris camping experience. This site has been specially chosen for its natural beauty and conveniently shaded areas of forest, which keep the temperature inside the tents cool and provide you with much needed respite from the sun. Many different wildlife species come to visit the camp and you can expect to wake up to the sound of tropical birdsong in the mornings.

There is no substitute for local knowledge and personal assistance to help you plan the perfect stay. The Secret Retreats Concierge is ready to share insider tips with you to ensure you book the best room for your stay on the best available rate or offer , to share tips on what to see and do and where to dine, to help you with personal requests, and to keep you informed of any cultural events, shows or festivals that match your dates of stay. Enjoy the difference that turns a good stay, into a great travel experience. Your Secret Retreats Concierge is looking forward to hearing from you. Contact the concierge on dream@secret-retreats.com.

Room Description

Why Book With Secret Retreats?

Concierge Service

Personal assistance from our Concierge offering local knowledge and insider tips to help you plan and book your perfect Asian journey.

Personal Service

The peace of mind and personal service one can only enjoy by booking direct with the Asian experts.

Local Knowledge

Benefit from our local knowledge and passion for our homes to personalize your stay.

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Your Concierge is ready to assist you with completing your reservation on dream@secret-retreats.com

Hotel Facilities & Highlights

Noel Rodrigo’s Leopard Safaris highlight
Food is an integral part of a stay at Noel Rodrigo’s Leopard Safaris: traditional cuisine from locally courced produces - with vegetarian options
Noel Rodrigo’s Leopard Safaris highlight
All activities (safaris, cooking class, birdwatching, guided walks, star gazing…) will make you appreciate more Mother Nature.

Your Host & The Team

Noel & Cecile RodrigoNoel & Cecile Rodrigo
“For us luxury is not in our facilities, but rather the experience of being close to nature and seeing wildlife in their natural environment—especially leopards. A leopard never changes its spots. Like human fingerprints, each one has a unique spot pattern.”
 

We Care


Besides serving traditional Sri Lankan cuisine using seasonal vegetables and fruit that they buy from local farmers, Noel Rodrigo’s Leopard Safaris avoids plastic, and uses natural and recycled materials wherever possible including stainless steel and glass water bottles. Recently, they even built a wall in their lounge from empty wine bottles and clay instead of concrete. The eco-friendly concept camps’ decks and furniture were all made with either rejected timber or recycled wood, and their main source of power is solar. They use a solar pump to pump water to showers and to heat the water in the luxury lodge tent. The water for the mobile tent showers is heated manually on a wood fire. They also have a dual-battery system in the safari jeeps to allow the batteries to be charged while on safari. The power from those batteries is then used to run the kitchen’s freezers and refrigerators.

Noel Rodrigo’s Leopard Safaris financially supports the Wildlife and Wilderness Conservation Trust’s (WWCT) Leopard Project by donating a percentage of each guest’s stay to them. They also give them leopard sightings data. In addition, they help build a roof or playground, get electricity, sponsor school concerts, and get the children to participate in nature themed drawing competitions in the poorest schools. They also aid locals. Near the Yala camp there is an old couple that sells herbal tea to pilgrims from their run-down home and shop. Noel Rodrigo’s Leopard Safaris takes guests there to sample the tea. They also bought the couple roofing panels to replace their old leaky roof. Moreover, each year they donate a complimentary stay that is auctioned off at the Half the Sky Foundation’s annual charity auction.

Welcome to National Parks

Despite its small size, Sri Lanka is home to 26 national parks, making it one of the best places to witness Asia’s diverse wildlife, flora and fauna. Explore, the island nation’s second largest park, Yala National Park to see leopards, elephants, birds, and other wildlife. Embrace the beauty of Wilpattu’s stunning landscapes, lakes, and sloths. See the country’s largest reservoir and wild elephants at Gal Oya, or the over 500 elephants that live at Uda Walawe. Go bird watching at the Sinharaja Rainforest Reserve or Horton Plains. An unforgettable journey amid nature—Sri Lanka’s national parks.

Useful Information

GENERAL
Total number of rooms: 13
Annual closing:
Open all year

Time zone: (GMT+05:30) Mumbai
Currency accepted: LKR
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard
Electricity voltage: 230V
Electricity plug type:    
CONCIERGE
Your concierge is ready to assist you with planning and completing your reservation, contact them on dream@secret-retreats.com
ACCESS
Both camps are located in the outskirts of Yala and Wilpattu national parks.
Nearest Airport: Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) – 260 km to Yala and 155km to Wilpattu

CONTACT
Yala and Wipattu National Parks , Sri Lanka
http://www.leopardsafaris.com
CONTACT HERE

 

Time & Weather

Current Temperature

32° C

Current Weather

Local Time

1:40 pm