- Authentic 'close-to-nature' safari experience
- Game drives to see a variety of wildlife
- Tented accommodation with good facilities
Leopard Trails offers an authentic and memorable safari camping experience in two different locations. One is in Wilpattu National Park, the largest and oldest national park in Sri Lanka, while the other is in Yala National Park, which is visited by more people than any other national park in the country. Both camps offer an elegant, bespoke safari holiday with strong wildlife viewing opportunities.
Both camps offer a selection of classic mobile tents and luxury tents, all of which come with air conditioning and fans. A range of convenient amenities is provided in all tents to make the stay comfortable. These include complimentary toiletries, bathrobes and slippers, fans, mosquito repellant, complimentary bottled water, electrical charging points and a private outdoor shower. Those who opt for the luxury tents will benefit from additional amenities such as an indoor shower, twin sinks and a wooden door, as opposed to the zip-up doors in the classic tents.
The cuisine at both camps is predominantly traditional Sri Lankan fare, with Asian and continental dishes served up as well. All of the food is freshly prepared using a range of locally sourced ingredients. Guests can enjoy their meals in the dining tent, or out in the open under the stars. When not on a game drive, guests can relax in the communal lounge tent with drinks or a book on wildlife from the library.
Activities naturally centre around game drives. Wilpattu National Park is known for its many lakes rimmed with sand, as well as its historical and archaeological significance - not to mention, of course, its abundant wildlife. All sorts of animals roam here, and sightings of barking deer, sloth and leopard are particularly popular. Yala National Park boasts a particularly high density of leopards and also has a high concentration of mugger crocodiles. The park is home to over 100 different bird species and is a very good place to spot Asian Elephants. Both camps offer the chance to see a diverse range of animals in their natural habitats.
Children are very welcome in both locations. We recommend that families opt for the luxury tents, as these offer more than twice as much space as the classic tents. As both campsites are set out in the open wilderness, parents should be sure to keep an eye on their young ones at all times.
- Tented multi-day safari adventure
- Game drives, abundant leopard population
- Sloth bears, elephant, water buffalo, jackals
- Nature walks, bird watching, cookery classes
- Close to Yala National Park
- Great wildlife, possible leopard sightings
- Quiet property with spacious guest cabins
- Lots of exciting day trips
Dear Lisa. On behalf of the three generations of the Rowland family. Thank you, so much, for organising our wonderful holiday to Botswana and the Victoria Falls. The trip of a lifetime. The week mobile camping in the bush, with our guide Nandos and his crew was a fantastic adventure. How they manage to cook such wonderful food on an open fire is amazing. The sites were constantly visited by monkeys and once by elephants. We were even lucky enough to see two packs of wild dogs, once with a kill. Waterberry Lodge on the Zambezi River is a wonderfully tranquil place. Ideal to relax after the adventures of our safari and visiting Victoria Falls. Very many thanks once again
Godfrey R reviewing Private Mobile Family Safari in Botswana on 25 September 2023
We had a great time - even with the flight between Governors and the coast being two flights and a car! We also experienced a power cut At Nairobi airport on the way home so 2+ hours late taking off. Governors. Wonderful people and dealt with the flight delay very well - taking us back and letting us know that we could stay there if the flight was delayed overnight. The game drives were excellent and our guide (Erick) obviously very experienced and managed to find all the key animals - no rhino in that part of the Masai Mara but everything else in abundance - never seen so many herbivores (many many elephants as well as all the others) as well as two prides of lions. Could not have asked for more. The ‘tent’ was excellent and comfortable and well serviced. The only ‘complaint’ would be that the food - especially dinner - could be improved (I think we got a bit bored of soup as a starter for every meal bar one) and the main courses were not at the same level as Kinondo Kwetu and while all were explained there was no choice offered. The breakfasts were just what was needed after an early game drive. Kinondo Kwetu. What a great location and the welcome when we arrived at just gone 11.00pm was better than you could have ever thought possible - they we’re disappointed that we did not at that time want the full dinner experience! The rooms we’re comfortable. The food was excellent but again no choice was offered - other than for allergy reasons (which we do not have). May be some choice would be nice. Having said that the food we did have was excellent as were the wines (albeit a short list!) and other drinks. There were (as you know) lots of facilities/sports options - but we spent our time relaxing which was exactly what we needed and there were lots of places to do that. Overall. We would go back to both places - perhaps a few more nights at Kinondo Kwetu next time but 3 nights at Governors was perfect for us. Thank you for organising and recommending both places. That you and your colleague for trying to find out about the plane (flat tyre) but communication by the flight company left a lot to be desired (Governors were furious that they were not told and had taken us to the airstrip). Phil
Philip R reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Kenya Beach on 01 September 2023
It was certainly a holiday of a lifetime for us and we loved every minute!! The standard and location of each accommodation was excellent, as was the variety of each different accommodation type. Our schedule was perfect and we managed to achieve everything on our to-do task list. Your documents were also really helpful, as were the driving directions. We all thank you for making this such a wonderful holiday. Happy to leave a review publicly if you point me the right way. Best Steve
Stephen H reviewing Classic Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari on 01 September 2023