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Wild Life

As exotic as the island itself, the wildlife of Sri Lanka has long thrilled visitors engaged in safaris into the heart of the country’s immense forests and the fascinating wilderness. From the majestic leopard to the iconic elephant, many rare creatures can be spotted here in their natural habitats, roaming wild and free.

The Secret Hotels give you the opportunity to experience wildlife at its best when staying at The Secret Yala, ideally located on the fringes of the Yala National Park, known for having one of the world’s highest leopard densities. Just a 5 minute drive to the park entrance and featuring a unique luxury tent concept, this getaway by the coast which is one of the most eco friendly hotels in Yala Sri Lanka is an ideal starting point from which to embark on exciting Sri Lanka wildlife tours. Early mornings and evenings are the ideal times for these excursions which give you a chance to spot indigenous Sri Lankan leopards, elephants and sloth bears along with a host of other animals including toque macaques, wild water buffalos, saltwater crocodiles and fishing cats.

Also within easy reach of Yala is another equally famous site, the Bundala Bird Sanctuary. Set amidst lagoons and wetlands, this sanctuary is a favourite amongst bird watching enthusiasts and gives one a chance to see a colourful array of indigenous and migratory species. This includes the greater flamingo that migrates here in large numbers, offering wonderful photo opportunities to shutterbugs. From painted storks to cormorants and grey herons to lesser whistling ducks, Bundala is the perfect place to spot a multitude of feathered wonders that frequent this island paradise.

The Secret Reservations

For Rates & Special Offers for Sri Lankan Nationals
Please contact our Reservations Office on

Tel : +94 57 222 6 333
Address : U.H.E Leisure (PVT) Ltd, 98 Acres Resort & Spa, Uva Greenland Estate, Ella.