our main expertise: camping safaris
Team sightseeinglanka is specialized on safari tours and birdwatching, because flora and fauna and ecological awareness is our passion, not only when organizing tours for hour guests.
We can assist and fullfil many of your dreams in case you hope to enjoy the best wildlife experiences Sri Lanka has to offer. We really can offer more than the standard safaris included in most itineraries of one- or two-week round tour packages you find in broschures everywhere.
There are three kinds of safaris we can offer.
1. Standard tourist safaris are half- or full-day jeep excursions in National Parks, but starting and ending at a hotel or guesthouse outside the National Park. This is what most tourists do once on a round journey. And we do not say, it is bad. For example, it is perfect for those who prefer to study the cultural heritage of our motherland, but like to enjoy the wildlife just for a change. Yala for leopards, Udawalawe for elephants and seasonally Minneriya for the elephant gathering event are the most popular tourist destinations in this respect. But we can offer you such excursions at many more places which are much less frequented.
2. Real safaris have overnight stays inside National Parks, they are expensive not only because of offroad equipment, but because of the charges of the Wildlife Department. This department runs so-called "Circuit Bungalows" in National Park areas, better guesthouses, but with real wildlife surrounding and moonshine-safari opportunities. Using accommodation inside a National Park will allow you to travel deeper into the wilderness than usual excursions.
3. Camping safaris are the real safaris for those who want to stay be even closer to the animals. Wildlife Department charges make them expensive, too, though it is not a comfortable kind of accommodation. But camping among wild animals is the kind of travelling, that really deserves the tourism slogan "adventure". You will be impressed for sure. But you should be willing to assist us with a helping hand. However, you do not need to worry, we are experienced and security of human beings and our guests in particular is our absolute priority. We sometimes will advise you not to do this or that, for security reasons.
So whatever your destination or your preferred way of travel experience might be, do not hesitate to contact us to fullfil your dreams of travel experience that really deserves the word "authentic".
Private Cooking Classes
Anyone interested in small private introductory cooking classes will be welcome in Nelumpure. Learning Sri Lankan style cooking in a similarly familiar manner can be offered by Team Sightseeinglanka at many more locations, for example on Kalpitiya island in the west, which is well-known for water sports and dolphin-watching and within day-excursion-distance of Wilpattu National Park, or in Tissamaharama in the deep south of the island, close to Yala and Bundala National Parks.
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