This is truly safari with a boutique flavour. Sleeping is arranged in customised tents, hot and cold showers are on hand and the beer is cold. A safari is a journey into the jungle to live, smell, and hear nature in its purest form and the team of trackers, drivers, cooks and camp assistants ensure you have an experience of a lifetime.
An advance party sets up camp, with all the facillities for comfortable living, without creating a barrier between you and the jungle you have come to share. Food is prepared in customised kitchens equipped with fridge and freezer, so no tummy upsets to spoil your adventure.
The National Park gates are closed to the public from 6pm to 6am. Early morning and dusk are the prime times for sighting leopards so whilst the rest of the tourists are queing at the gates, with Kulu Safari you are already in the heart of the forest gazing at these beautiful, elusive creatures. These very experienced trackers are familiar with the habits of the big cats and know where to spot the young cubs after the breeding season.
Brand new game viewing vehicles are specially outfitted. No more than 6 people travel in one vehicle so clear unobstructed views are always yours. The camouflage coverings minimise the distraction to wildlife, thus maximising your animal sightings. With the photographers in mind, the vehicles have been fitted with strategically placed camera support points.
Sri Lanka's abundant wild life, including leopards, elephants, bears and monkeys, is there for you to discover. Sri Lanka is also known to have some of the world's best birdwatching.
Accommodation is in customised tents - not the sort a Boy Scout would recognise! These are spacious, with good head room, verandahs, comfortable chairs and queen size beds.
Hot and cold showers are always available, also chemical toilets, so no need to stride out into the wilderness with a spade.
Dimensions of the tent is 5 by 14 meters with ensuite flushing toilet and shower. The tents are set up on a teak platform and has a terrace in front. The tents at Kulu are by far the largest and most luxurious providing a true camping experience.
A separate dining tent is set up, which also serves as your living room. You may choose to take some meals al fresco, dining under the stars knowing that your dinner party is the only one in a 100 square miles.
Meals are prepared by cooks in customised kitchens brought in ahead of your arrival. Sufficient fridge and freezer capacity ensures the safety of your food, and plenty of ice for your gin and tonic.
All safaris are tailored to your desires, whether your interests are viewing leopards in Yala or Wilpattu, trekking elephants in Ude walawe or bird watching. Their flexible organisation allows them to set up in any part of the Island, not just in the National Parks.
Activities From Yala National Park:
For clients staying over for 3 nights or more:
Below is a brief itinerary of a 4 night stay:
(Visiting Kataragama Devalaya (temple) and attending the night pooja can be done during an evening that is convenient to the client. Clients should be informed to be dressed appropriately to the temple (sleeveless tops and above the knee cloths are not allowed as it’s a place of worship).