Jeep Safari in Sri Lanka

One day safari tour in national parks: Yala, Udawalawe, Minneriya

Start your journey into wildlife of Sri Lanka by going on jeep-safari in one of the National Parks of Sri Lanka


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What to expect:

 Jeep Game Drive

 Wild elephants

 Other animals: jaguars, peacocks, crocodiles, giant squirrels, porcupines, monkeys, deer, buffalos, snakes...

  Bird watching with professional ornithologist and photographer (optional)


Useful information about Jeep Safari in Sri Lanka

  • The best time to go on Jeep Safari?
    The safari can be customized at your choice from half day to full day both morning and evening hours.
    However, the most appealing time to join jeep safari is from 3 to 4pm, because during this time, it is not very hot and all wild animals will  go out of the deep forest and come to the lake for drinking.
  •  List of national parks: 
    Yala, Udawalawe, Minneriya, Wilpattu, Kaudulla

  • The best national park to visit?
    For those who are interested in elephants, Udawalawe is the best choice. For those who seek for leopards, Yala and Wilpattu are the ideal options. However, we can recommend the best park according to your current location.
  • From where to join Jeep Safari?
    Wherever you live in Sri Lanka, you can go on jeep safari within one day thanks to our all-time available jeeps and cars. For those whose accommodation is 10km from any of national parks, jeep pick-up right at the hotel are available without extra fees. For customers who live in other locations, extra fees will be charged.


Excursion features

Private tour
For ready-made groups of 1-8 people

Can start any day
This tour is not tied to specific dates, you can start on any convenient day

Variable program
The program can be changed and customized for you

Possible with children
The tour is recommended for travelers with children

Start from anywhere
We pick up from any hotel

Comfortable car
Transport: air-conditioned car or minivan

Tour cost:

Group size Basic program 
2 $145 per pax (290 total)
3 $120 per pax (360 total)
4 $110 per pax (440 total)
≥5 $100 per pax 


Prices above are valid if the tour starts from:
Unawatuna, Hikkaduwa, Weligama, Mirissa, Bentota, Kalutara, Tangalle - safari in Udawalawe or Yala on your choice
If the tour starts from Colombo, Negombo, Trincomalee, Pasikuda  - safari in Minneriya or Wilpattu on your choice

What is included

Comfortable car/van with air conditioning (for transferring from your hotel to the park and back)
Gasoline, parking, toll roads
English-speaking driver
All entrance fees 
Jeep with ranger

Not included: 
Food and drink
Personal expenses and tips


Reviews about the organizer




I, as a professional wildlife photographer, traveled to Sri Lanka with some unusual requests. Igor helped not only to plan the route through the national parks and provided a very good driver, but also helped to find professional ornithologists in all the necessary locations.
We traveled to almost all national parks - Udawalawe, Minneriya, Yalu. We went to Sinharaja. There are many elephants and birds everywhere. Yala confirmed its reputation - here we managed to see leopards, however, unfortunately - very far away. I really liked Khabarana - the best place for shooting birds that you can find. We took a half-day ride to Wilpattu - a little-known park among tourists, which Igor recommended to me. The park itself is beautiful, comfortable, good paths, it is clear that they are taking care of it. You can definitely put it on a par with Yala. Unlucky to see leopards, but lucky to see Himalayan bears and giant squirrels. Of the minuses in Wilpattu - the complete absence of normal hotels near the park. I would not advise anyone to stay here overnight.
The rain spoiled the experience a bit. Complicated filming in Sinharaja. It is a pity that because of the rains it was not possible to shoot in the forests in the Kandy region. If you go to Sri Lanka for the sake of animals and national parks, you still need to take into account the season. But anyway, a huge thank you guys for organizing! With all the difficulties, it was thanks to them that we managed to squeeze the maximum out of this trip. Organization at the highest level - the guys will solve any problems, always in touch, find hotels in the right places at any time, organize transport, professional guides and ornithologists will prompt. Definitely 5+




Good afternoon, the tour went great. Very good guide, we will recommend you to all our friends. THANK YOU!