Our green mission
Noel Rodrigo’s Leopard Safaris is firmly committed to reducing our carbon footprint, conserving the nature reserves in which we work and protecting the delicate balance of wildlife that thrives within them. Our aim is to give guests a unique and comfortable experience whilst on safari in Sri Lanka’s wildest regions that does not come as a sacrifice to Sri Lanka’s national parks.
Our campsites deeply respect our natural surroundings. Not a tree was felled when we set up our safari camps in Sri Lanka, and we have added greatly to the environment of our campsites by planting trees and shrubs local to the area. Our passion for both tracking and protecting Sri Lankan wildlife in their natural habitats is what makes us Sri Lanka’s number one safari operator.
Please kindly note that we’re trying to minimize plastic and would like to request not to bring any one-time use plastic items to the camp.
Green Partnerships & Projects
We are actively involved in various environmental projects and are also supporting the local community, aiming to help the ones that need it the most. In order to find out more about Sri Lanka’s spotted cats, we are assisting wildlife conservation organizations in their research by collecting vital information.
The majority of our energy at the camp is renewable, being sourced from solar panels and a dual battery system in our safari jeeps (this charges a second battery while the jeeps are being used on safari, for use in camp later on). We also use solar water pumps and a solar powered heating system for the shower in the Luxury Lodge tent, creating minimal impact on the delicate environment around us.
We are using eco-friendly and natural products and recycling or upcycling materials whenever possible. From our organic soaps, to stainless steel water bottles and reusing glass jars and furniture.
Our food is locally sourced, which means that it is not only supporting the local community, but it is also reducing gas emissions and energy consumption caused by industrial farming and long-distance produce transportation. Help us save the environment, one bite at a time!
We strive to give back to our local community and assist wherever we can. Some of our past projects have included helping the poorest kindergartens/schools to get electricity, sponsoring a school concert and buying uniforms for children. We also organised flood relief in the affected areas of the major landslides in 2016 and 2017, as well as helped families in the aftermaths of the catastrophe to get back on track.
Tree Planting campaign
We aim for more than just avoiding damage to the nature and environment around us: we want to give back! At both our campsites we are doing a reforestation project, trying to retrieve the chain acculturated areas in referring to ecosystem balance, fast erosion prevention, helping with natural courses water retention and Carbon emissions trading. You can participate in this project by planting your own tree while staying in our camps, to offset the CO2 created by your travels to Sri Lanka.