Noel’s story

Noel discovered his passion for wildlife at a young

age and loves sharing his knowledge of Sri Lanka’s

wildlife with like-minded individuals. 

 Noel Rodrigo discovered his passion for wildlife at a young age and loves sharing his knowledge of Sri Lanka’s national parks with like-minded individuals.  

In the early days Noel took his friends on rustic camping trips into the wild. This ignited his love affair with the island’s national parks and their wild inhabitants, particularly leopards. Over the years Noel developed his knowledge and began to identify the individual leopards. Noel quickly learnt to navigate the parks and discover the best places to observe big game. After a while he began operating these camping trips professionally.

Noel established Noel Rodrigo’s Leopard Safaris in 2006
and has not looked back since. What began as a small
organisation with just one jeep and a few tents is now
a flourishing, award-winning camping experience
in multiple national parks.

Noel’s comfortable in-style accommodation, alfresco wining and dining experiences and professionally-led expeditions into the heart of Sri Lanka’s most  engaging national parks has put Sri Lanka on the map as a premier wildlife destination and is preferred by passionate nature enthusiasts across the world.

Noel Rodrigo’s Leopard Safaris works hard to protect Sri Lanka’s delicate ecosystems and the wide range of wildlife that lives within them. The company supports the work of the Wilderness and Wildlife Conservation Trust by sharing their leopard sightings, and donates money towards the Leopard Project.

Noel Rodrigo’s Leopard Safaris’ sustainable eco-practices, personalised levels of service, highly experienced guides, innovative approach and penchant for quality have earned the company rave reviews on TripAdvisor as well as worldwide media recognition.