Sri Lanka, The Deep South
Info : Kulu Safaris
Waking up in the heart of a National Park is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Glimpses of the sun peek out from the surface of the lake, the birds begin to chatter over the scrubland, and the deer frolic a short distance away. Everything is right in the world.
What makes Kulu Safaris stand out is that they understand, the best way to appreciate Yala National Park is to get right into the heart of the place and stay there. Surrounded by incredible flora and fauna of all shapes and sizes, you can see for yourself how unique the landscape is, and how varied and colourful birdlife can be.
Yala is no lazy stroll through the park, instead, it is wild, rough, uninhabited, and very exciting. Keep calm and be patient: you will be rewarded on an unforgettable Kulu Safari. The safari vehicles are modified Land Cruisers, imported from South Africa along with top class safari tents. There are comfy camp beds and loads of space, plenty of hanger and drawer storage for clothes, and even a washbasin in the tents. Guests can expect decent toilets and hot and cold showers. Gorgeous sunsets complement your evening meals, prepared in the clever mobile kitchen.
Most impressive are the knowledgable guides. With a wealth of information, a friendly outlook, and sheer enthusiasm for the area, they are vastly more helpful than the average day trip guide. Activities and excursions are well paced, with plenty of time for navel gazing, or at least, the quiet appreciation of your surroundings on the morning and evening safari drives. Leopard and elephant spotting opportunities are excellent, and even the enigmatic sloth bear makes an appearance now and then.
Entrance fees, meals, drinks, and equipment are all included, making this two day safari excellent value for money. This weary traveller had a truly memorable experience watching two enormous eagles battle for their territory while I was bathing in the sea. What a moment - made possible by Kulu Safaris’ unique approach to the magnificent wildlife in Yala National Park.
Eco/Outdoors/Homestay - This category covers gorgeous eco lodges in the jungle, comfortable safari camps, very basic homestays and dreamy, but simple, beach cabanas. These places defy conventional categorisation: what is communing with nature to one person may be terrifying bugs to another! Many of these places are very comfortable and the service generally of a very high level – but a guest staying at any place in this categorisation must read the website review carefully and/or talk to us and be sure to have understood what they are letting themselves in for!
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