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Originally a hunting ground, Yala has been a sanctuary for wildlife since 1900. Today it is Sri Lanka’s second largest park and its most popular – when you see the stars of the show, it’s easy to see why! Encompassing a variety of ecosystems, from grassy plains to forest and lagoons to beaches, Yala has the highest density of leopards in the world, and that’s just to start with! It also has 215 species of bird that call it home, six of which are endemic and a wealth of other mammals, including elephants, monkeys, sloth bears, water buffalo, fishing cats and the red slender loris. Embark on a safari here for an experience of a lifetime.

Yala National Park at a Glance

We all enjoy a good fact or two - here are a few useful ones about Yala National Park:

GMT + 5.5
time difference
10.5 HOURS
flight time
20.3 MILLION
population
Kebiliththa
famous landmark
Local
Fish
local food
Winter
best time to visit

Popular Holidays to Yala National Park

Yala National Park offers a wealth of wonderful sights and experiences. What better way to explore them than on a Wendy Wu tour?

  • Highlights of Sri Lanka Tour Tour

    Highlights of Sri Lanka Tour

    15 days from £3,190ppFully Inclusive of Tour & Flights

    • Lion Rock Fortress
    • Udawale Elephant Orphanage
    • Ancient Polonnaruwa
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  • Pearl of the Indian Ocean Tour Tour

    Pearl of the Indian Ocean Tour

    16 days | Please call for prices

    • Ruins of Ritigala Jungle Monastery
    • St Clair's Falls
    • Udawalawe National Park
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Things To See In Yala National Park

No trip to Yala National Park would be complete without seeing one of the wonders listed below.