LEOPARDS, WILD CATS & PRIMATES
Jeep Safari focusing
on Sri Lanka's endemic big cats and primates.
Various hotels and
lodges around Sri Lanka.
Some bush walking.
Most encounters take place from jeeps.
September 16th - 22nd
occupancy per person. $350 Single room supplement
Arrival and departure transfers from Colombo
and the tour in a comfortable A/C vehicle.
Accommodation in double occupancy hotel rooms (single room
All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
All entrance fees including government taxes to sites,
reserves and parks as per the given itinerary.
Jeep services where necessary.
Service of an expert local bird and wildlife tour leader.
Flights, extra meals, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages,
video and still camera permit charges where necessary and
READ OUR 2017 SRI LANKA BIG CAT AND ENDEMIC MAMMAL
LANKAN SAFARI LIKE NO OTHER!
Join us on
safari as we visit Sri Lanka's most famous national parks in
search of iconic species such as Sri Lankan leopards, sloth
bears, wild elephants and monkeys. You will also encounter
large herds of chital, mongooses, wild boars, water
buffalos, endless endemic bird species, lizards, snakes and
other tour groups are waiting for the next day to begin, we
will venture out at night to look for smaller nocturnal
species that are rarely seen by visitors. Our expert local
guides have many secret spots where they find endemic
species such as rusty-spotted cats, jungle cats, fishing
cats, civets and lorises.
This will be
a safari like no other you have ever experienced!
SRI LANKA'S ENDEMIC CATS
Sri Lanka is famous for its healthy
population of wild cats. The most iconic species is the Sri
Lankan leopard; a unique subspecies that can be found in
Yala National Park and in a few other wild areas around the
But Sri Lanka is not just home to leopards.
There are three other feline species that we will try to
encounter including rusty-spotted cats, jungle cats and
fishing cats. We will also look for different species of
civets; tree dwelling cat-like mammals.
SRI LANKA'S ENDEMIC PRIMATES
One of our main focuses of this special
safari will be Sri Lanka's endemic primates. Join us as we
search for troops of old world monkeys. As we move through
different climatic zones you will encounter a variety of
species from the ultra-friendly dryzone toque macaques to
shaggy bear monkeys, illusive nocturnal lorises and shy
purple leaf-eater monkeys. Each have their own personalities
and behaviors that are different yet strangely similar to
EXPLORE A BIRDER'S
If you're an avid birder you probably already
know about the incredible diversity of birds in Sri Lanka.
If you're not a birder, once you have seen the exotic
menagerie that lives here, you just might become one after
this trip. Expect to see many interesting families of birds
represented here, from tiny beekeepers to painted storks,
brahminy kites, changeable hawk-eagles and hornbills.
SRI LANKAN RETILES AND
Lets not forget about the snakes, lizards,
crocodiles and frogs that lurk in Sri Lanka. Although we
will be concentrating on mammals, we will inevitably bump
into a few interesting cold blooded endemics.
WANT MORE ICONIC SRI
We are also very likely to find herds of wild
Sri Lankan Elephants, Indian chitals, mongooses, wild boars
and numerous other large mammals. And, there is a good
chance of finding golden jackals and maybe even a sloth bear
AN ACTION PACKED ITINERARY
Day 01 – Pick up in Colombo and leave for
Afternoon visit to Sigiriya Sanctuary looking for macaques
and other diurnal mammals
Evening jeep drive looking for wild cats and
Overnight stay at a hotel in Sigiriya.
Day 02 – Whole day in Sigiriya and its surroundings.
Visit to Sigiriya Sanctuary, at night jeep drive looking for
mammals and other wildlife.
Overnight stay at a hotel Sigiriya.
Day 03 – Morning leave for Nuwara Eliya in the high hills.
Late afternoon visit to nearby forest looking for highland
animals e.g. bear monkeys and other wildlife.
Overnight stay at hotel in Nuwara Eliya.
Day 04 – Early morning visit Horton Plains National Park
consists of Grasslands and montane forest in higher cool
climatic conditions, looking for highland mammals other
Overnight stay at hotel in Nuwara Eliya.
Day 05 – After Breakfast leave for Tissa.
Afternoon visit Yala National Park, looking leopards,
jackals and other wildlife.
A night jeep drive outside the park for nocturnal mammals.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Tissa
Day 06 – Morning or evening visit Yala National Park,
looking mammals and other wildlife.
A night jeep drive out side the park for nocturnal mammals.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Tissa
Day 07 – Morning visit Udawalawe National Park, looking for
Sri Lankan Elephants and other wildlife.
After lunch leave for Colombo.
Final group dinner or directly to the airport for Departure
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