11 Day ‘Wild Sri Lanka Photo Safari’

Come And Join Michael Snedic
On This Fantastic Photo Safari And Experience
Sri Lanka's Best Wildlife Highlights!

Date

2nd to 12th of March 2019

Price

Pay $9985 AUD per person (twin share)

*Single Room Supplement: $1799 AUD

 

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT now available for bookings before 30th of June 2018

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Contact Michael Snedic directly
on +61 408 941 965

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Experience Sri Lanka's breathtaking wilderness visiting 2 Premier National Parks in search of Leopards, Asian Elephants, Sloth Bear + more  
 
Join professional wildlife photographer and tutor, Michael Snedic, as your tour escort,  as we dive deep into Wild Sri Lanka for 11 Incredible Days visiting Yala and Udawalawe National Parks with Sri Lanka's finest naturalists and leopard trackers. 

Enjoy sumptuous Sri Lankan cuisine, staying beautiful tented camps with full day safaris in breathtaking locations. A once in a lifetime experience not to be missed. 

Explore 2 of Sri Lanka's finest National Parks

#1. Udawalawe National Park
Spanning over 30,821 hectares, the national park is located in the centre of Udawalawe reservoir fed by the Walawe river. The Park is known as one of the ideal spots to view elephants at close range.

You will also have the opportunity to photograph other wildlife such as Sambar Deer, Wild Buffalo, Mongoose, Bandicoots, Fox, Water Monitor Lizards, Crocodiles, Sloth Bears and the occasional Leopard. There are also around 30 varieties of snakes and an abundance of birdlife.

#2. Yala National Park
Embark on an adventure of a lifetime with a Wildlife Jeep Safari at the Yala National Park! It is located approximately 24km Northeast of Tissamaharama. Yala is the best location to sight and photograph the rare and remarkable leopards. Other highlights of Yala include the herd of wild Elephants, Bears, Wild Boars, Buffalos, Deer, Crocodiles and many species of birds. The vegetation ranges from open parkland to dense jungle. There is also an abundance of water supply for animals and birds ranging from waterholes, streams, small lakes to lagoons.

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Itinerary

DAY 01 - 2 March - Sat

Colombo - Negombo (20 min drive)

Arrive in Colombo
Welcome to Sri Lanka, the island with beautiful smiles and warm hearts! Upon arrival at the Katunayaka international airport, you will be greeted and met by one of our friendly chauffer guides. You will then be transferred to a lovely hotel in Negombo where you will refresh and relax by the Indian Ocean.

Overnight at Jetwing Sea (Deluxe Room)
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DAY 02 - 3 March - Sun

Negombo – Walawe (4 Hour Drive)

Morning breakfast.

After breakfast, we will leave the small fishing village of Negombo for the first adventure and head to Mahoora Camping located bordering the Uda Walawe national park.

Spanning over 30,821 hectares, the Uda Walawe national park is located in the centre of Udawalawe reservoir fed by the Walawe river. The Park is known as one of the ideal spots to view elephants at close range. You will also have the opportunity to witness other wildlife such as Sambar deer, wild Buffalo, Mongoose, Bandicoots, Fox, water Monitor Lizards, Crocodiles, Sloth bears and the occasional leopard. There are also around 30 varieties of snakes and an abundance of birdlife.

On arrival at Mahoora camping, we will start off with an afternoon safari at the Udawalawe National Park for guaranteed sightings of wild elephants. Mahoora Mobile Tented Safari Camps offer you the chance to experience an adventure which will dazzle and inspire you.

Return back to the camping after an exciting adventure and enjoy a freshly prepared meal by the Mahoora team under the stars.

Overnight at Mahoora Tented Camp

DAY 03 - 4 March - Mon

Uda Walawe

We will begin day 3 with your second safari and we will head to capture some amazing photo shoot of the national park and its wild life. Tour group has the option to do either a morning and an afternoon safari OR opt for a full day safari based on their preference.

During a full day Safari, Mahoora team will deliver you a hot lunch to your location inside the national park. If you opt for a morning and an afternoon safari, return back to the camping site for a delicious afternoon lunch.

Upon completion of the final safari for the day, enjoy another hearty meal freshly prepared for you with love.

Overnight at Mahoora Tented Camp

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DAY 04 - 5 March - Tue

Uda Walawe

Embrace another beautiful day at the Uda Walawe national park with the Mahoora Team with full day safaris.

Mahoora tented safari camps allow you the freedom to live and breathe Sri Lanka at its most untamed. Sit back and relax, and allow the Mahoora Team to guide you on the journey of a lifetime you'll never forget.

Eavesdrop on the splashing of the elephants in the nearby lakes and streams, listen to the evocative hoot of an exotically tropical owl....embrace the sights and sounds of nature and you will truly experience a state of natural bliss.

Overnight at Mahoora Tented Camp

DAY 05 - 6 March - Wed

Uda Walawe

We will enjoy our last full day at the Uda Walwe national park and at the Mahoora camping.

Overnight at Mahoora Tented Camp

DAY 06 - 7 March - Thu

Udawalawe – Yala (2 Hour Drive)

It's almost time to say good bye to Uda Walawe and Mahoora camping before we embark on one final morning safari at the Udawalawe national park.
We will next head to our adventure at the Yala national park. Located approximately 24km Northeast of Tissamaharama. Yala is the best location to sight and photograph the rare and remarkable leopards. Other highlights of Yala include the herd of wild elephants, bears, wild boars, buffalos, deer, crocodiles and many species of birds. The vegetation ranges from open parkland to dense jungle. There are also an abundance of water supply for animals and birds ranging from waterholes, streams, small lakes to lagoons.

12.00 – 13.00 Upon arrival, you will be collected up by your host at the pick-up point and driven to The Noel Rodrigo’s Leopard Safaris campsite.
14.00 Enjoy a delicious alfresco lunch at the campsite and receive a briefing and introduction from your host.
14.30 – 15.00 Time to acclimatize: Take a snooze or do some bird watching.
15.00 Head off for the evening game drive.
18.30 Refresh yourself with a shower and enjoy some drinks from our jungle bar whilst your dinner is being freshly prepared for you.
19.30 Wine and dine under the stars. Have an unforgettable dinner in the jungle and sit with a drink around the campfire, swapping stories about the amazing wildlife you have seen.

Overnight at Leopard Safari Tented Camp

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DAY 07 - 8 March - Fri

Yala

5.00 You get an early wakeup call and enjoy a quick tea or coffee and a small snack.
5.30 Head off for the morning game drive.
9.00 Enjoy a homemade Sri Lankan breakfast at the campsite.
Free time until lunch. You can spend this time by relaxing, reading a (wildlife) book, bird watching or joining one of our Sri Lankan
14.00 – 15.00 Enjoy your lunch and take some rest until the evening safari.
15.00 – 18.30 Evening game drive.
18.30 Refreshing, jungle bar and dinner time.

Overnight at Leopard Safari Tented Camp

DAY 08 - 9 March - Sat

Yala

5.00 You get an early wakeup call and enjoy a quick tea or coffee and a small snack.
5.30 Head off for the morning game drive.
9.00 Enjoy a homemade Sri Lankan breakfast at the campsite.
Free time until lunch. You can spend this time by relaxing, reading a (wildlife) book, bird watching or joining one of our Sri Lankan
14.00 – 15.00 Enjoy your lunch and take some rest until the evening safari.
15.00 – 18.30 Evening game drive.
18.30 Refreshing, jungle bar and dinner time

Overnight at Leopard Safari Tented Camp

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DAY 09 - 10 March - Sun

Yala

5.00 You get an early wakeup call and enjoy a quick tea or coffee and a small snack.
5.30 Head off for the morning game drive.
9.00 Enjoy a homemade Sri Lankan breakfast at the campsite.
Free time until lunch. You can spend this time by relaxing, reading a (wildlife) book, bird watching or joining one of our Sri Lankan
14.00 – 15.00 Enjoy your lunch and take some rest until the evening safari.
15.00 – 18.30 Evening game drive.
18.30 Refreshing, jungle bar and dinner time.

Overnight at Leopard Safari Tented Camp

DAY 10 - 11 March - Mon

Yala – Colombo (6 Hour Drive)

5.00 You get an early wakeup call and enjoy a quick tea or coffee and a small snack.
5.30 Head off for the morning game drive.
9.00 Enjoy a homemade Sri Lankan breakfast at the campsite.
10.00 Head back to the drop off point in our Toyota jeep for one last chance to spot wildlife before departure.
We will leave for Colombo and head along the new highway OR take the long alternate route via the beautiful southern coast. Due to the long drive, there will be plenty of opportunities to take little breaks before you arrive at the Capital of Colombo. Check in to the iconic Galle Face Hotel and spend the evening at leisure OR take a stroll along the bustling city of Colombo.

Overnight at Galle Face Hotel

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adult male leopard

DAY 11 - 12 March - Tue

Colombo – home

Morning breakfast

It's time to say good bye to this beautiful island and leave with the memories of a lifetime.

End of tour

Package Inclusions

  • 2 night accommodation including breakfast (Jetwing Sea and Galle Face Hotel).
  • Airport transfers (group transfers).
  • Air conditioned vehicle
  • Services of an English speaking driver/guide
  • Applicable taxes.

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Inclusions at Mahoora Camping

  • 4 night accommodation in Mahoora Explorer Camps
  • All meals and drinks
  • 8 X half day safaris with Safari Guide
  • BBQ dinners with bonfire
  • Free Nature trail and night walk presenting excellent photo opportunities within the campsite itself
  • All government charges and taxes

Inclusions at Leopard Safaris

  • 4 nights in unique tented accommodation waterproof canvas bush tents
  • Freshly prepared meals, BBQ, and snacks; all cooked with love
  • All drinks, incl. drinks from our international jungle bar
  • Two three-hour game drives for a 1 night stay, in our customized Toyota Land Cruisers with snacks and drinks
  • National Park fees
  • Binoculars, monopods, bean bags
  • Onboard safari jeeps
  • All government charges and taxes

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Package Exclusions

  • International airfares
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa Fees
  • Travel Insurance.
  • All expenses other than mentioned above

General Conditions

  • Payment Terms: Deposit of AUD $2,000 per person is due apon acceptance of quote.
  • Final payment is due 90 days prior to departure.

Bookings

For more information, or to book one of the limited places on our Wild Sri Lanka Photo Safari, please contact Michael via either email or phone.

email: contact form
phone: +61 408 941 965

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