Best Safaris in Sri Lanka

Accessible from Colombo, Yala and Udawalewe National Park have lush grasslands home to an abundance of wildlife, which rivals the savannahs of Africa. With luxury hotels and glamping experiences, Sri Lanka is a prime destination for a safari holiday tour.

61 Sri Lanka safari holiday packages with 1,336 reviews

  • Sri Lanka One Life Adventures - 12 Days

    destinations
    Negombo, Dambulla, Sigiriya, Kandy, Ella, Udawalawe National Park, Mirissa, Hikkaduwa, Galle, Colombo+3 more
    age range
    18 to 39 year olds
    physical rating
    Active
    Travel style
    Safari, Local Living, Christmas & New Year+1 more
    operator
    One Life Adventures
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    Tour length
    12 days
    Price per day
    $103
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    US$1,240
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  • Sri Lanka Uncovered

    "This is my second tour with Trutravels. I have really enjoyed this tour and found..."
    destinations
    Negombo, Dambulla, Sigiriya, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Ella, Little Adam's Peak, Udawalawe National Park, Unawatuna+2 more
    age range
    18 to 40 year olds
    Travel style
    Safari, Wildlife, Christmas & New Year+1 more
    operator
    TruTravels
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    Tour length
    10 days
    Price per day
    $112
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    US$1,115
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  • Wonders of Sri Lanka - 9 Days

    "We are proud to write this review as the tour company and there guide Chamila nicknamed..."
    destinations
    Colombo, Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, Kandy, Bentota
    age range
    12 to 90 year olds
    Travel style
    Safari, Christmas & New Year+1 more
    operator
    EMH Tours and Travel Group
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    Tour length
    9 days
    Price per day
    $65
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    US$584
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  • Colombo, Caves & Kandy - 8 days

    "Top quality hotels, pleasant and knowledgeable tour guide and very well organized..."
    destinations
    Colombo, Dambulla, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Embilipitiya, Udawalawe National Park+1 more
    age range
    18 to 70 year olds
    Travel style
    Adventure, Safari, Wildlife, Christmas & New Year+2 more
    operator
    On The Go Tours
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    Tour length
    8 days
    Price per day
    $174
    From
    US$1,395
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  • Gateway to the Wild

    "Tour Blue is the best actor who can organized your trip. We were a family with 2..."
    destinations
    Colombo, Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Udawalawe National Park, Yala National Park, Mirissa+2 more
    age range
    10 to 70 year olds
    Country Region
    Yala National Park
    Travel style
    Adventure, Wildlife, Christmas & New Year+1 more
    operator
    Tour Blue
    -25%
    Tour length
    11 days
    Price per day
    $182
    From
    $2,671
    US$2,003
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  • Tropical Island Wanderer Family Holiday

    "It was a great trip! My son and I enjoyed it a lot. There is a lot of driving but..."
    destinations
    Colombo, Chilaw, Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, Dambulla, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Bandarawela, Ella, Kataragama, Yala National Park, Ahangama, Galle+6 more
    age range
    9 to 99 year olds
    Travel style
    Adventure, Safari
    operator
    Exodus Travels
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    Tour length
    13 days
    Price per day
    $161
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    US$2,099
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  • Wild About Sri Lanka - 10 days

    "This was our first experience of a group tour and it was a very positive one indeed...."
    destinations
    Colombo, Dambulla, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Udawalawe National Park, Yala National Park, Bundala National Park, Mirissa+4 more
    age range
    18 to 70 year olds
    Travel style
    Adventure, Safari, Wildlife, Christmas & New Year+2 more
    operator
    On The Go Tours
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    Tour length
    10 days
    Price per day
    $195
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    US$1,945
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  • Sri Lanka Wildlife & Nature - 15 Days

    "he will make nice job more plan explore to us"
    destinations
    Colombo, Negombo, Kalpitiya, Wilpattu NP, Anuradhapura, Habarana, Minneriya, Sigiriya, Dambulla, Tissamaharama, Yala National Park, Bundala National Park, Udawalawa, Udawalawe National Park, Mirissa, Ahungalla+9 more
    age range
    5 to 90 year olds
    Travel style
    Discovery, Christmas & New Year+1 more
    operator
    Stelaran Holidays (Pvt) Ltd
    Tour length
    15 days
    Price per day
    $147
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    US$2,200
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  • Sri Lanka Expedition

    destinations
    Dambulla, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya
    age range
    4 to 100 year olds
    Travel style
    Historical
    operator
    Acanela
    Tour length
    7 days
    Price per day
    $514
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    US$3,600
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  • Sri Lanka Expedition: Wilderness & Wildlife

    destinations
    Negombo, Wasgamuwa National Park, Ampara, Gal Oya National Park, Arugam Bay, Kumana National Park, Udawalawe National Park, Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Galle, Colombo+5 more
    age range
    15 to 99 year olds
    Travel style
    Safari, Wildlife
    operator
    Intrepid Travel
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    Tour length
    12 days
    Price per day
    $153
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    US$1,830
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  • Sri Lanka Highlights

    destinations
    Colombo, Seeduwa, Pinnawala, Kandy, Peradeniya, Nuwara Eliya, Ella, Yala National Park, Tissamaharama, Galle, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia+4 more
    age range
    10 to 99 year olds
    Country Region
    Yala National Park
    Travel style
    Discovery, Christmas & New Year+1 more
    operator
    Aitken Spence Travel
    -15%
    Tour length
    6 days
    Price per day
    $145
    From
    $1,025
    US$871
    You save: $154
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    Safari
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  • Sri Lanka Highlights - 10 Days

    "We had the best time in Sri Lanka which was all thanks to ShowLanka tour company..."
    destinations
    Colombo, Sigiriya, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Ella, Yala National Park, Mirissa
    age range
    6 to 75 year olds
    Travel style
    Adventure, Family, Safari, Christmas & New Year+1 more
    operator
    showlanka tours
    Tour length
    10 days
    Price per day
    $79
    From
    US$790
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  • Sri Lanka - 7 Days ASY Tours

    "My family & I had a week break in Sri Lanka. It was thoroughly enjoyable. Prior to..."
    destinations
    Habarana, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Beruwala , Colombo, Katunayake
    age range
    1 to 85 year olds
    physical rating
    Easy
    Travel style
    Safari, Christmas & New Year+1 more
    operator
    ASY Tours Sri Lanka
    Tour length
    7 days
    Price per day
    $96
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    US$675
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  • Sri Lanka Solo - 10 Days

    "We had a great and amazing experience with this travel tours. At first, we are scared..."
    destinations
    Colombo, Negombo, Pinnawala, Minneriya, Sigiriya, Anuradhapura, Dambulla, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Yala National Park, Mirissa, Hikkaduwa, Galle+5 more
    age range
    5 to 90 year olds
    Travel style
    Safari, Christmas & New Year+1 more
    operator
    Stelaran Holidays (Pvt) Ltd
    Tour length
    10 days
    Price per day
    $190
    From
    US$1,900
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  • Pure Sri Lanka

    "Fiona was an excellent tour guide. From the minute the tour started she was welcoming,..."
    destinations
    Negombo, Kandy, Ella, Udawalawe National Park, Unawatuna, Colombo
    age range
    18 to 35 year olds
    Travel style
    Safari, Wildlife, Christmas & New Year+1 more
    operator
    Contiki
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    -15%
    Tour length
    10 days
    Price per day
    $146
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    $1,715
    US$1,458
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Best National Parks in Sri Lakna

  • Minneriya National Park: This park has its own great migration as vast herds of elephants flock to watering holes in the drier months creating incredible face-to-face encounters.
  • Udawalawe: Set to the backdrop of breathtaking Horton Plains, Udawalawe is best known for its stable elephant population as well as being home to the sporadic leopard.
  • Wilpattu: As the largest of the parks in Sri Lanka, this Land of Lakes presents the perfect setting for a remote safari. Discover sloths hanging above your head and elephants plodding through the forest thicket.
  • East Coast: This beautifully rugged coastline presents picture-perfect sunrises and is a beloved hotspot for an abundance of marine life including blue whales and dolphins.
  • Yala National Park: With one of the highest concentrations of leopards in the world, Yala is a haven for a vast array of wildlife including elephants, buffalos, crocodiles and even sea turtles who use the coastline as a nesting ground.

Travel Advice

  • How much does it cost to go on a safari in Sri Lanka? Sip sundowners from a safari lodge or stay mere meters away from wildlife in a tent. Depending on your accommodation, the time of year you travel and the length of your tour, a safari in Sri Lanka can vary from US $ 300 to $ 4K.
  • What is the best safari in Sri Lanka? With so many things to see and do that's a tough question! We help you to find the best safaris by listing the most popular safaris that are rated by past travellers. Feel free to browse through these tours to find your perfect safari.
  • What animals can you see on safari in Sri Lanka? Who needs lions when you have leopards! With succulent jungles and an equatorial climate, Sri Lanka is home to many exotic animals including buffalo, deer, dolphins, whales and of course, elephants which can be found at most national parks.
  • When should I visit Sri Lanka for a safari? What is the best time to visit Yala National Park?Sri Lanka is frequented by monsoons, so it is important to plan your trip. The best time to see wildlife is in the dry season from February to July when the vegetation is sparse and animals flock to water sources to quench their thirst.
  • How do I get to Yala National Park? If you don't mind a road trip or want to see more of the South Coast driving is a good option. However with little local transport options, the best way to get to Yala is by catching a domestic flight. We have tours with both transport styles to suit you and your budget!

Sri Lanka Safari Tour Reviews

  • "This is one of the most beautiful countries I've ever been to. I've travelled a fair..."
    Sri Lanka Uncovered
  • "We are proud to write this review as the tour company and there guide Chamila nicknamed..."
    Wonders of Sri Lanka - 9 Days
  • "BRILLIANT! Certainly more than I expected. Great destination, great accommodations,..."
    Colombo, Caves & Kandy - 8 days
  • "Tour Blue is the best actor who can organized your trip. We were a family with 2..."
    Gateway to the Wild
  • "It was a great trip! My son and I enjoyed it a lot. There is a lot of driving but..."
    Tropical Island Wanderer Family Holiday
  • "A well planned, busy tour. The variety of our itinerary surpassed anything I expected,..."
    Wild About Sri Lanka - 10 days