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Leopard and Blue Whale safaris in Sri Lanka

7th January 2010 Print
Safaris in Sri Lanka

Travellers looking for an unusual wildlife experience in a new destination should consider Reef & Rainforest Tours’ wildlife safari to Sri Lanka.

Their new 11-day safari gives wildlife lovers the rare opportunity to spot both leopards and blue whales on an adventure that includes both land and sea activities – an option previously unavailable in Sri Lanka.

The journey begins with a special safari experience at Yala National Park, one of the best leopard spotting locations in Asia, not to mention wild elephants, boar, buffalo, macaque monkey and a host of birds.

Here, helping guests spot the elusive leopard, will be avid conservationist and one Sir Lanka’s best known wildlife photographers, Chitral Jayatilake. Chitral received his first award in photography from the Duke of Edinburgh aged just 17 and has since held several exhibitions and published two wildlife books.

The second part of the trip is spent at the stunning coastal resort of Mandara in Weligama with the opportunity of whale watching, seeing not only the magnificent blue whale, but dolphins and other marine life.

Finally, there is the chance to experience the sights and sounds of the capital, Colombo, staying at the Cinnamon Grand.

The next two departure dates are set for 24th March and 5th April 2010.

The price for this very special adventure is £2,986 per person which includes:

- Return economy flights with Sri Lankan Airlines
- Two-nights bed and breakfast accommodation at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel
- Four-nights at Yala Village on a half board basis
- Three-nights at Mandara Resort on a half board basis
- 10 safaris in Yala National Park
- Two whale and dolphin watching cruises
- Guides
- Airport transfers
- Transportation within Sri Lanka
- Price is based on two people sharing a double room

For more information and bookings, visit

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Safaris in Sri Lanka