“We had a wonderful pre-Christmas stay with Sarj, Sanjay, Damien and the team at the Yala site. Service was impeccable, food outstanding, and the accomodation a fair bit more luxurious than I remembered from camping trips in my youth! We stayed 3 nights, and had 6 drives. The first 2 were great – elephants. Spotted deer, colourful indigenous birds,etc – but no leopards. On the 3rd drive we got lucky, and from then on we hit the jackpot, with 7 different leopards in the last 4 drives!
The staff were amazing, Sarj an absolute wealth of info (wildlife and photography), Damien full of stories to keep us entertained, and Sanjay ensuring that everything back at camp was shipshape.
My expectations for Sri Lankan safaris were limited, having had some amazing trips in South Africa, but it massively exceeded expectations. My 12 year old son loved it, and we will return!”

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