Yala National Park is the 2nd largest park in Sri Lanka and it is home to a wide variety of wildlife. The Sri Lankan leopard is amongst the types of animals that are found in the park. It is a species that is native to the country and severely endangered due to poaching and human-leopard conflicts. Yala is one of the best places to see the leopard; these animals are usually perched on the trees or relaxing in the thick growth of the jungle.
A safari in Yala would be the ideal way to enjoy the view of wildlife. Arriving at the Park in the morning is best because the animals freely roam around the park before the sun rises. Elephants, peacocks, water buffaloes and wild boar are easy to spot in the jungle. Animals are familiar with the sound of the safari jeeps so they don’t shy away from humans. Bring lots of water and arrange for your meals before going on this trip.