Safari at Yala National Park
Yala incorporates a severe wildlife reserve with a national park. Split into five blocks; the park has a protected zone of about 130,000 hectares of land consisting of dawning forests, scrubs, water tanks, grasslands and lagoons. Two blocks are currently opened to the public.
Situated in Sri Lanka’s southeast, clutching the panoramic Indian Ocean, Yala was designated a wildlife sanctuary in 1900 and was established as a national park in 1938. Ironically, the national park was initially used for hunting by the nobility under the British administration. As a result, Yala is home to 44 types of mammal and 215 bird species. Among its most notable inhabitants, the world’s most significant concentration of leopards, majestic elephants, sloth bears, spotted dear sambars, jackals, peacocks, and crocodiles. The most suitable time to visit Yala is between February and July, when the water levels of the park are relatively low, obtaining animals into the open areas.
Yala is the numerous visited national park in Sri Lanka, with record-breaking yearly numbers. Therefore, firearms, utensils, and different possible spears, matches, lighters, drugs, cigarettes, liquor and anything that can spoil nature are prohibited.
Do not feed animals; recall, your meals have a red glow! The scent of food can inhibit creature habits and behaviour. Keep a good meal before entering the park. You are allowed to bring a snack but avoid cooked foodstuffs and things with strong smells. Instead, you’re food in airtight receptacles and consume it at selected rest zones.
Cameras, video-camera, mobile phones and other electronic devices must be utilised with care. Set your phone to ‘silent’ and switch off your stereo as some creatures can hear low frequencies at a decreased volume. Do not do flash photography.
Do not ‘honk’ inside the park.
Alcohol consumption is strictly forbidden within the park.
Frivolity, no, nothing can be thrown out inside the national park. Keep your bags carrying food items tightly locked to prevent animals from taking away their thrash.
Carrying soil, stones, feathers or any other object from the park is strictly prohibited. Exit the park before closing time.