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Cinnamon Wild Yala is a resort-style hotel bordering the national park, sitting beside miles of golden Indian Ocean beach.

Accommodation is in 68 spacious, air-conditioned, rustic chic jungle chalets and eight beach chalets, all with en-suite bathroom, modern amenities and verandah. There is a pool and an observation deck with panoramic vistas across the surrounding scrub forest, beach and rocky outcrops (often frequented by leopards). Birders can see 215 species in the vicinity, and naturalist guides lead excursions to spot Yala’s famous leopards.

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This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

Elephants, Blue Whales & Leopards

This superb wildlife itinerary takes you to see Sri Lanka’s big three. See huge herds of elephants on wildlife safaris in Udawalawe National Park and some of the world’s largest leopards at Yala, before continuing to the south coast to see charismatic blue whales at Mirissa.

  • When to go: Nov-Apr
  • Duration inc. flights: 10 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,795 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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Yala National Park

Yala National Park is Sri Lanka’s oldest wildlife reserve and famous for one of the world’s highest densities of leopard. It has a variety of ecosystems including moist monsoon forests, dry monsoon forests, semi deciduous forests, thorn forests, grasslands, fresh water and marine wetlands, and sandy beaches.

  • Where: Eastern Province
  • Ideal for viewing: Asian elephant, leopard, marsh mugger crocodile, sambar, sloth bear
  • Excellent for: Vehicle safaris