The Big Game campsite Yala National Park is located close to the lesser used “Katagamuwa” entrance (off Katharagama) facing the National Park boundary, with a 15 to 20 minute drive to the Park entrance also being a part of the safari, as it takes you through a forested area on the borders of the Yala National Park. Some of our guests and naturalists have even spotted the occasional wandering leopard or sloth bear on this route.
The campsite is situated in a mini forest reserve surrounded by a vast array of flora and fauna that is unique to the area. It is inevitable that you get to observe and be a part of the natural wilderness within such a setting. The area is a haven for wildlife in Sri Lanka, boasting a wide array of birds, which not only forage and hunt in the area, but also nest in the trees. The campsite might also give you glimpses of spotted deer and the occasional Sri Lankan Elephant. It is not unknown to hear the sound of leopards and see the mischief that the various species of monkeys – purple-faced langurs and toque macaques – get up to. There is a watering hole in the campsite that attracts thirsty animals, and this gives you a special opportunity to observe wildlife up close.