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Leopard Trails - Wilpattu National Park

Wilpattu National Park, Sri Lanka

Enjoy an authentic safari experience with Leopard Trails in Wilpattu National Park. Stay in a luxury tent, enjoy some story-telling by the fire and learn about many different species that inhabit the park on spectacular sightings with your expert guide.

At a Glance

  • Wilpattu offers a peaceful setting to catch a glimpse of some of Sri Lanka's most elusive wildlife

  • Each tent is comfortable and spacious

  • Children will love learning about the wildlife and the Leopard Trails team are great at keeping all ages entertained

  • The chef will prepare a delicious array of dishes to suit you

  • Enjoy sundowners and later some story telling around the campfire

Adventure, Off the beaten track, Wildlife

Insider's View

Good option for summer safari in Sri Lanka and if you visit between May-July, the sloth bears come out to feast on berries

Rikki Poynton

Insider's View

Some of the guides were trained in South Africa so be sure to make use of their insane knowledge of the local animal species, they know everything!

Jack Mace

Insider's View

To make the most of your kids stay enroll them into the Junior Ranger Program

Charlie Loughlin

Insider's View

As Wilpattu is so large and takes 4 hours to cross and the best wildlife sighting is in the center of the park. As such, we suggest taking a full day safari and picnic so that you can make the most of the wildlife viewing, rather than returning to camp for lunch.

Scott Dunn team

Description

Creating bespoke tented safaris, Leopard Trails will take you on a journey through the quiet but magnificent Wilpattu National Park. Go in search of some incredible wildlife and nature experiences; the main draw to visit Wilpattu being the leopard and sloth bear. Due to the topography of the park and the formation of small lakes, there are plenty of different animals to spot and your guides will ensure you have an authentic and enjoyable safari experience.

Just four to five hours from Colombo, you will arrive at your camp in time for lunch. Enjoy a delicious meal prepared by the chef followed by some down time to get used to your surroundings. At around 3.30pm you will head on an evening safari. Each vehicle is designed to allow optimum comfort and space during a game drive, allowing you to get the best vantage point of Sri Lanka's most incredible wildlife. Wilpattu is Sri Lanka's largest National Park, but sat closed throughout Sri Lanka's civil war. Now the park is peaceful and the numbers of leopard in particular are starting to grow once more making it an ideal time to visit.

In the evening head back for drinks by the campfire swapping stories, a hearty meal and time to relax under the stars. There is even a library where you can get stuck into a good book.

The accommodation is made up of spacious waterproof tents each with en-suite bathrooms. Classic Tents are all fitted with air conditioning and each have their own open air shower. There is also one Luxury Tent which benefit from more space and an indoor shower with solar powered hot water.

Make sure you get a good night's sleep in preparation for your morning safari. In the early hours of the morning rise early and go in search for a glimpse of the elusive leopard and other fascinating animals.

Accommodation

Each tent can sleep up to three guests and includes a private verandah, a/c, bathroom with flushable toilet and a separate safari shower. There are also several plug bases, which can be used to charge laptops, digital cameras, phones and other small electrical items. All tents have comfortable twin or double beds. At night, your room is filled with several elegant candles.

Childcare

Leopard Trails welcomes families with young children, offering an exciting and educational experience for younger guests.

Facilities

The dining area has a Lounge Tent where guests can enjoy the bar, small library and comfortable sofas and lounge chairs. Drinks are served around a campfire meals are arranged under the stars. Both Sri Lankan and international food is served, all with local produce. For larger parties, delicious barbecues can be arranged.

Activities

Spend your time at Leopard Trails on safari in Wilpattu National Park, Sri Lanka's largest national park. With a limit of up to 6 guests per safari vehicle, you will have a personal and authentic safari experience.

Location & Directions

Wilpattu National Park, Sri Lanka

Leopard Trails is located just outside Wilpattu National Park in located within the north-western buffer zone.

When to go

The climate in the north and eastern coastal regions of Sri Lanka is influenced by the north-eastern monsoon which takes place between October and January. During these months you will see the most wind and rain whilst between May and September the weather is much more pleasant and drier.

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