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Yala National Park

Sri Lanka’s largest and probably most well known National Park, Yala is a must visit for wildlife enthusiasts and offers one of the world’s best opportunities of seeing a leopard in the wild. The park consists of 1268 sq km of protected area comprising of grassy plains, forest, rocky scrublands and lagoons and runs along the country’s south east coast. As well as leopards visitors have a good chance of seeing elephants, sloth bear and crocodiles. There is also an abundance of birdlife at Yala with sightings of over 200 different species including curlews, horn bills, orioles and white-winged black terns to name just a few! The park is open for visitors all year round, however peak viewing months are October to May.

Yala National Park Hotels

$$$ Cinnamon Wild Yala Yala National Park

Located right on the edge of Yala National park Cinnamon wild Yala offers the ultimate in bush chic accommodation. This elegant though simple hotel is located close to the park gates and has a...

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$$$$$ Chena Huts Yala National Park

Luxury, Eco-friendly

Surrounded by unspoilt wilderness, Chena Huts is well off the beaten track, lying at the end of a specially built road that connects with the main Tissamaharama – Yala highway a few minutes from the...

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$$$$ Wild Coast Tented Lodge Yala National Park

Where the Indian Ocean meets the Jungle... Resplendent Ceylon’s latest creation is Wild Coast Tented Lodge, adjacent to the world famous Yala National Park, renowned for its dense leopard population...

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$$$ Jetwing Yala Yala National Park

Sprawled over 38 acres of uncharted coastal wilderness; Jetwing Yala is the closest hotel to Sri Lanka’s most popular nature reserve. An icon of wild luxury among Yala National Park hotels. As one of...

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