Returning to the golden era of colonial British safari explorers, Leopard Trails offers the jungle experience in comfort and luxury, as the intrepid adventurers of the 1800s enjoyed it. Romantic and elegant, their tented camps are located in two of Sri Lanka’s most beautiful national parks, Yala and Wilpattu. While the former is famed for its roaming leopards, the latter draws nature enthusiasts for its populations of deer, sloths, bears, elephants and a solid contingent of leopards of its own. A stay at Leopard Trails allows guests to retreat to their beautifully-appointed canvas safari tent at night, to emerge in the morning, well rested and right in the midst of glorious flora and fauna. Delicious meals, meanwhile, are cooked freshly and served al fresco for a complete sense of immersion in nature.
Why We Love This Hotel
History: Modeled on safari camps of the past, Leopard Trails tented camp recalls the adventurous days of 19th century explorers like Samuel L. Baker.
Location: The two camps are located in the heart of Yala and Wilpattu national parks.
Service: Guests receive every attention, from a welcome coconut to freshly prepared meals and unsurpassed local knowledge.
- Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
- Hotel Type
- Tented Camp
- Location Type
- 24hr Room Service
- Coffee Shop
- Family Room
- Smoking Area
Guests at Leopard Trails can experience the charm of old world Sri Lankan hospitality in a romantic canvas retreat, bedecked with home comforts and contemporary conveniences.
Surrounding guests in beautiful wilderness, the luxury safari tents offer a cozy oasis in the center of the jungle. With a comfortable bed, crisp linens, toiletries and a fully-functional en suite bathroom, the interior is comparable to any hotel room, and with a covered porch, guests may sit outside and enjoy the surroundings.
In addition to unparalleled local knowledge, Leopard Trails boasts every convenience on hand for all guests, to ensure the most memorable safari experience.
Camera and lens rental
Whether amateur or professional, wildlife photography enthusiasts will find themselves well catered for with a comprehensive stock of equipment for hire, to ensure every moment is captured perfectly.
Leopard Trails places emphasis on safety and comfort. Guests enjoy 360-degree views of their surroundings while traveling through the parks and to and from the camp, and have use of plug points and a cool box within the vehicle.
Dining together is part of the experience at Leopard trails. Guests will enjoy meals under sunny skies or sparkling stars in the dining tent or out on the river, floating peacefully on a jungle dinner cruise, swapping stories of the wonders they’ve seen.
Leopard Trails dining tent
Adhering to their sustainable principles, the cuisine here is prepared with fresh, seasonal and locally-sourced ingredients by the camp’s expert chef. Guests will enjoy an array of traditional Sri Lankan dishes as well as international favorites.
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