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© Noel Rodrigo's Leopard Safaris

Our inclusive activities in and around our campsites have been designed for guests of all ages to perfectly complement your safari in Sri Lanka

ACTIVITIES AT CAMP

Your guide will point out tiny insects and monkeys, the shoots and flowers of smaller plants and the tracks of animals on these easy walks. These small details often go unnoticed yet can sometimes be the most beautiful of all.

GUIDED NATURE WALKS

Stroll through the campsite with one of our wildlife photography experts to learn how to get the most out of your camera. They’ll teach you a few tips and tricks to ensure that your photos match your safari experience in quality to be the best nature photography.

AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS

Our campsites fringing Sri Lanka’s finest national parks are alive with birdsong and the twitch of feathers. Observe them from a hammock or your tent’s front porch or simply listen to the blissful sound of birdsong from bed. Our staff are knowledgeable about the species in our area, and we have plenty of bird books to help you identify what you see.

BIRD WATCHING

We encourage each of our guests to plant a tree during their stay at our campsites.

GREEN ACTIVITIES

Sri Lankan food is a treat for the taste buds! If you’ve loved what you’ve tried at Noel Rodrigo’s Leopard Safaris and are interested in learning about Sri Lankan cuisine, why not try one of our campsite cooking classes? After learning the secrets of Sri Lanka’s little-known cuisine, we’re confident you’ll be able to surprise family and friends with a delicious Sri Lankan meal.

COOKING CLASS

Take a trip to the ancient Buddhist monastery of Sithulpawwa, a sacred rock temple located deep in the heart of Yala National Park with a history over 2200 years. This secluded and spectacular spot is an unbeatable place to watch a sunset over the jungle.

SITHULPAWWA TEMPLE

Yala and Wilpattu’s unpolluted open skies are ideal for viewing the night sky’s constellations from our Stargazing decks! Dining alfresco under a blazing ceiling of a thousand stars is a very memorable experience at our Noel Rodrigo’s Leopard Safaris camps.

STAR GAZING

With hammocks strung up around our campsites beneath the boughs of swaying trees, it’s hard to imagine a more relaxing place to recline, read and relax. After your game drive in Yala or Wilpattu you could extend your knowledge of the parks’ wild inhabitants by browsing our Wildlife Library!

RELAX WITH A BOOK

Gather under the starry sky in the evening and sip your favourite tipple from our international jungle bar. Surrounded by nature’s sights and sounds, and seated in the warm romantic glow of the campfire, it’s hard not to feel enchanted by the unique experience of camping in Sri Lanka’s wilderness.

DRINKS NEAR CAMPFIRE

Please note that all of our activities are offered free of charge, however most are subject to availability and should be booked in advance.

Itinerary for two nights

Arrival Day

You are picked up by your host at the pick-up point and driven to Noel Rodrigo’s Leopard Safaris campsite in our Toyota Land Cruiser.

12:00 - 13:00

Enjoy a delicious alfresco lunch at the campsite and receive a short briefing and introduction from your host. Time to acclimatize and explore the campsite.

14:00

Head off for the evening game drive to be stunned by the natural beauty of the flora and fauna and on the lookout for Sri Lanka’s ‘Small 5000’.

15:00

Return to the camp; refresh yourself with a shower and enjoy some drinks from our jungle bar with unique snacks whilst your dinner is being freshly prepared for you.

18:30

Wine and dine under the stars. Have an unforgettable dinner in the jungle and sit with a drink by the campfire, swapping  stories about the amazing wildlife you have seen.

19:30

Camp Day

(Optional: Additional Game Drive

You receive an early wake-up call and enjoy some refreshments, 05.30 Start morning game drive with picnic breakfast in the jungle,

10.00 return to camp.)

05:00

After waking up to the sounds of the jungle, enjoy a homemade Sri Lankan breakfast at the campsite.

8:30

Follow our naturalist on a walk through the nearby jungle, to look out for smaller wildlife, find footprints of the bigger one’s and learn about our local flora and fauna and leopard research programs. Help us to reduce your Carbon Footprint by planting a tree, which will continue to grow and clear the air over many years to come.

9:30

Free  time until lunch. You can spend this time by relaxing, reading a (wildlife) book, bird watching, or joining one of our Sri Lankan cooking classes. We also offer various activities for children.

10:00

Enjoy your lunch and take some rest until the evening safari.

13:30

Evening game drive.

15:00 - 18:30

Time to refresh, gather at the bar and socialize with your host over dinner

18:30

Departure Day

(Optional: Additional Game Drive:

wake up, 05.30 morning safari with picnic breakfast,  10.00 return to camp)

05:00

Wake up, watch the beautiful morning light at the campsite, breakfast

8:30

Departure

10:30

I want to stay at the camp!