Ruhuna National park or more affectionately known as Yala, has been the
most celebrated wildlife park in Sri Lanka for over a century, along
with its first self appointed Boer prisoner of war game warden
H.E.Engelbrecht, quiet a story in itself. Yalagama as it was known at
the turn of the century, was in effect the Resident sportsman s
shooting reserve! A wild country reserved for the Sporting pleasure of
the British residents in Sri Lanka. It is located in a tract of land
covering approximately 1260 km2, between Kumbukkan River & Menik
River, and shares its borders with Yala strict nature reserve, Kumana,
Kataragama, Katagamuwa and Nimalawa sanctuaries. The climate is
semi-arid and dry with scrub jungle unique to this area along with rocky
outcrops like kotigala, Jamburagala & Patalungala (Pattangala)
strewn about the park, while several fresh and brackish water lagoons
dot the park.
We recommend early morning or evening safari , we will arrange for
you a full safari package with transport to yala entrance , suitable
well maintained jeep with experienced driver and entrance fees ,
breakfast packets if required.
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