Guide to Wildlife Safari in Yala – What you should expect

The mesmerising and informative Yala Safari is something every visitor or native should experience at least once in their lifetime.

Image Credit - Walkers Tours

Image Credit – Walkers Tours

Where to go

Adventure tours in Sri Lanka are rarely planned without including a safari or two in it and of all the places to go to on the island, the Yala National Park attracts the most visitors every year. A Yala Safari can be arranged with the help of any travel agency, Walkers Tours, for example, and you will have a fun-filled day where you watch the wildlife in their natural habitats.

Image Credit - Walkers Tours

Image Credit – Walkers Tours

About Yala Safari Park

Being the second biggest national park in Sri Lanka, it is also known as the Ruhuna National park. Spreading over a massive 979 square kilometres, this reserve is home to many endemic animals and birds, and a few endangered ones too.

The Safari

They pride themselves on providing the best tours and safaris on the island and a guide will take you through the jungles as he explains and shares fun facts about every animal or bird you spot.

What to expect

The Sri Lankan leopard and the Sloth bear are the most sought-after animals, closely followed by the deer, elephants, and crocodiles.

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Dolphin Watching near Raa Atoll Maldives – The Maldives at Her Most Beautiful

When it comes to travel in the 21st century, the Maldives islands are one of the most famed and sought after destinations on the planet, right up there with locales such as Paris and Bali.

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Raa Atoll

This a significant administrative division in the Maldives that boasts some of the most beautiful landscapes in the nation. Alifushi island also falls into this territory and is one of the most renowned of the islands in the country

Moresby Channel

This channel exists between the Northern Maalhosmadulu Atoll and the Fasdhutere Atoll, and is a very historically significant place. It was named in honour of Captain Robert Moresby, who more or less single-handedly chartered the Maldives atolls.

Tourism

These atolls are strictly off limits for tourists until very recently due to their unique geographical and zoological features. If you’re looking for a Maldives beach resort around this beautiful place there are a few to choose from such as Dhigali Maldives.

An Abundance of Marine Life

In addition to remarkable schools of Dolphins, you can discover a range of other creatures such as rays and some incredibly rare whales such as the Tropical Bottlenose Whale which many believe to be the rarest species of whale in the world.

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Dampier Peninsular; A Must Visit Attractions – Experience the Wonders of Broome

 

Broome, a tourist town that is situated in the Kimberley region of Australia has some of the most beautiful sights in the region, making for an ideal adventure hotspot.

Dampier Peninsula and Cape Leveque
The breathtakingly beautiful Dampier Peninsula has a length of more than two-hundred kilometres and is only accessible through Cape Leveque road. Natural coastal splendour doesn’t get much better than it does over here.

Indigenous Experiences

There are many captivating colonies of indigenous Australians present throughout this region. One can learn a great deal about their culture as well as the history of the peninsula, which includes the Sacred Heart Church, built by the indigenous locals and Phallatine monks in 1917.

Accommodation
There are many choices of places to stay available at the Dampier Peninsula. If you’re feeling really adventurous there are camping sites and bush-shelters, but if you’re looking for something more comfortable there’s nearby Cable Beach accommodation to choose from with options like Oaks Cable Beach Sanctuary.

Getting There
Making your way to the Dampier Peninsula is an adventurous task, and if you’re going to take the unsealed Camp Leveque road, you’re going to need a 4X4. Sometimes the road can be closed due to flooding so be sure to check the road conditions beforehand. Although you can get fuel along the way, getting other facilities can be quite tricky.

 

 

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Algarve Buggy Adventures – The Ultimate Portugal Adventure

Portugal is a land that is chock full of adventurous prospects as well as tremendous heritage. A great way to explore both of these at once is through an Algarve Buggy Adventure.

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Buggy, Vehicle, Off Road, Sport, Nature

This is the most basic adventure in the various packages that are offered, and it consists of a short but unforgettable ride through the rugged Algarve countryside.

Cross Country
If you’re looking for a completely unforgettable experience then this is the one for you. Taking over a span of one night and two days, this tour takes you into the heart of regional culture, and involves a distance of more than 200km. The night will be spent in one of many Vilamoura hotels such as the Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort.

Safari Tour
If you wish to explore the real Algarve, then this 3-hour tour will allow you to explore the amazing scenery, take a dip in a river, and sample local products ranging from freshly prepared jams and liqueurs while discovering traditional villages.

Buggy Adventure
This is the most balanced of all the experiences, and provides a six-hour long experience where you can explore the Algarve mountains with their national parks and rivers, have lunch at an authentic restaurant in the hills, and visit villages such as Cortelha and Querenca.

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Watersport activities in Maldives -Exciting must-try water sports

Maldives is a heavenly beach paradise where there is less land and more sea and there’s something for everyone between the turquoise waters and the golden sun.

Parasailing in Maldives

Parasailing | Image Courtesy : By Badr Naseem (Parasailing) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Parasailing | Image Courtesy : By Badr Naseem (Parasailing) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons


This unique water sport combines speed with the adrenaline pumping aspect of lifting you off the ground. Participants are strapped securely to a harness with one end fastened to a speed boat. The vessel pulls you on an awe-inspiring journey that provides breathtaking aerial views of the coastal landscapes below.

Kayaking, Windsurfing and More

Windsurfing | Image Courtesy: sharonang

Windsurfing | Image Courtesy: sharonang

In a country where water exceeds land, you can expect a range of water-sports. Consider staying in a Maldives resort such as the COMO Hotels & Resorts that offer facilities for enjoying the sea and sunny weather.

Surfing Paradise

Surfing | Image Courtesy: Kanenori

Surfing | Image Courtesy: Kanenori

Most locals spend endless hours surfing; it’s a way of life here. Surf buffs will benefit from the massive waves brought on by the southwest monsoon around the months of June to September

Diving in Maldives

Diving | Image courtesy: FonthipWard

Diving | Image courtesy: FonthipWard

Blessed with stunning marine and coral life, the Maldives is one of the best places for diving. As you explore the world beneath the waves, you will come across vivid corals of all shapes and sizes as well as fish species including angelfish, sweet lips, butterfly fish, barracudas and even sharks.

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Wild Life In Yala – The Beauty Of The Wild

Sri Lanka, the stunning tropical island has plenty of wildlife that makes safaris the most thrilling experience! From majestic leopards to giant elephants, animal lovers will find paradise here!

 

Yala National Park

The entrance to the Yala National Park

The entrance to the Yala National Park | Img. Courtesy: [By Dan arndt, CC BY-SA 4.0  via Wikimedia Commons]

Yala National Park located in the south east of the country is the second largest and most popular wildlife park. Designated as a wildlife sanctuary in 1990, you’ll be able to spot many animals here!

 

Safari jeep

Tourism Yala National Park

Tourism Yala National Park | Img. Courtesy: [By Adbar, CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons]

There are a number of safari tour providers around Yala which visitors can make use of. However, as most Yala hotels offer wildlife safaris such as WildTrails Yala, it’s best to book with them instead – to avoid any unsafe or scam tours.

 

Mammals

File:Sri Lankan Leopard - Yala National Park

Sri Lankan Leopard – Yala National Park | Img. Courtesy: [By Thimindu Goonatillake from Denver, USA, CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons]

Yala Park is most famous for spotting elephants and leopards. You’ll see herds of Sri Lanka’s magnificent beasts in the larger open plains of the park while leopards are often harder to spot and can usually be seen resting in the shade.

 

Birds

Eagle in Yala National Park

Eagle in Yala National Park | Img. Courtesy: [By Schnobby, CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons]


You gotta have a hawk’s eye (pun well intended) when you’re at Yala Park. From the proud peacock to the island’s national bird; the jungle fowl, bird types are diverse and colourful!

 

Reptiles

File:Crocodile in Yala National Park

File:Crocodile in Yala National Park| Img. Courtesy: [By SchnobbyCC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons]

Yes, there are crocodiles and snakes. Plenty of them! Crocodiles can be spotted lurking the murky waters around the rivers and swamps.

 

Things to remember

File:Sign advising not to feed the animals

File:Sign advising not to feed the animals | Img. Courtesy: [By Tess McBride, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons]

Avoid making loud noises when you’re inside the park, as this will scare or aggravate the wild animals, especially since you’re in their territory. Don’t feed any wild animal nor throw your thrash out of the jeep!

 

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Surfing in Ahangama – Ride the waters of the Indian Ocean

Image Credit | Cantaloupe Levels

Image Credit | Cantaloupe Levels

The tropical island of Sri Lanka; complete with soft sands and sunny beaches are the perfect setting for your island vacation. Ahangama is located about 20 minutes from this quiet town of Unawatuna, a popular tourist destination on the island, so if you’re staying at a hotel such as Cantaloupe Levels, you can easily get to Ahangama! With a number of options for a hotel in Unawatuna, you’ll be able to find one to suit your specific budget and style.

Most parts of Ahangama beach is known to be ideal for experienced or intermediate surfers as the waves are quite large and regular, but there are some parts of the beach which are perfect for beginners. With many surf schools and surfing camps around, you can get your beginners lessons before heading out to ride some amazing waves in Sri Lanka!

If you don’t have your board, there are plenty of surf rental spots around the golden shores where you can rent a good sturdy surf board to cruise the glittering waters of the Indian Ocean. When you’re done surfing, make sure to hydrate and fill your belly up with some island delights. King coconut is known to refresh and replenish instantly and is the best thing to indulge in after an exhausting day of paddling out to the big blue and riding the warm waves. With many restaurants in the area, you can also grab a quick bite to eat or make your way back to your hotel for some rest and relaxation.

The beaches in southern Sri Lanka are best known for being popular with surfers and snorkelers. Therefore if you’re looking for a relaxing activity after a day surfing, rent a pair of snorkels and explore the colourful variety of marine creatures swimming around the lively reefs in the south.

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Living the island life in Fiji – An adventure in paradise.

Fiji is a beautiful island in the South Pacific Ocean. The shallow blue green waters surrounding the coast, palm fringed beaches filled with warm, puffy sand, the rejuvenating island breeze together with the golden sun brimming mostly throughout the year, Fiji is simply paradise.

This is a major tourist destination in the world due to its pristine beauty and serene setting. You can catch the numerous holiday packages with significantly rewarding offers inclusive of flights, holiday accommodation in Fiji luxury resorts, meals, tour vouchers and spa vouchers in spa resorts in the area such as InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa.

The natural splendor of Fiji tempts guests to stay longer and enjoy the island life. Who wouldn’t want to live in paradise and experience the simple beach bond way of life while on their summer holiday. The wonderful people of Fiji who are always known to wear a smile on their faces are guaranteed to make your stay here pleasant.

One of the key experiences that should never be missed when at Fiji is the ‘Cloud break, Mamanuca islands’; this is one of most challenging and exciting surfing waves around the world. This is a destination where it is surfable in all tides. The best winds blow from the south to southeast, between the months of march and October. And the tides are usually very high and should be accessed through a jet ski or a tow boat.

The great Astrolabe reef at Kadava is another vibrant marine wonder in the surrounding islands of Fiji. This is wonderful spot for scuba diving as the vibrant kingdom underwater stretches miles in the sea bed. Various rich marine life such as Billfish, Mahi Mahi and Tuna are available in the reef.

Other gorgeous destinations are must visit to complete the island adventure of Fiji are; the Sigatoka sand dunes national park, Viti Levu, Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple at Nadi, the Kula Eco park, the Navua river at Viti Levu and etc.

 

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Adventure Water Sports in Bentota – Adrenaline Take Over

A Kayak on the Bentota river

A Kayak on the Bentota river | Hafiz Issadeen | Flickr | (CC BY 2.0)

If you are visiting Sri Lanka, Bentota is definitely a place to check out for water sports. However the town is very touristy and can get busy. If you are looking for a quieter escape then Kalutara may be ideal as it is only a short drive from Bentota. Though there are a number of things to do in Kalutara, water sports are a major activity here as well as in neighboring Bentota. This is a good place to base yourself to get to neighbouring towns. Hotels such as Anantara Kalutara Resort will be more than happy to organize water sports activities for their guests.

Some of the popular adrenaline pumping activities in the area include, Jet skiing. The Jet Ski is usually rented out on hourly basis. You could either take it out for a spin by yourself or there are members from aquatic centres who could help you. Other activities include banana boat rides which are great if you are in a group. An inflatable banana like boat is dragged on the water with the help of a motorised boat. The ripples from the boat and the speed make the ride a true adventure. A similar activity is the doughnut ride.

Water skiing is also a popular activity and some of the water sports centres have veterans of the sport training. There are various levels of courses carried out such as those for beginners where special adjustments are made to the boat with bars fixed onto them.

There are also facilities to pick up a new water sport such as wind surfing if you are in the area as the beginners’ course is around 8-10 hours.

Other than that another activity that is popular in the area is diving and snorkeling. A great activity for both adults and children alike and also it’s a great place to catch a glimpse of some of the tropical fish and turtles.

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Devil’s Peak Hong Kong – A Fun & Fascinating Hike

There is nothing better that working up those calves, feeling the burn in the gut, trekking miles up a mountain and reaching that vantage point just to feel as if you are on top of the world. If you are busy away in the East on business and just want to take a break or if you have become the kind of modern trekker who loves a bit of outdoor adventure, hiking up Devil’s Peak in Hong Kong is the ideal activity for you!

While adrenaline junkies will not find the hike that challenging since it takes only one to one and half hours, there is no putting a price on soaking up the sight of the Kowloon skyline and filling up your lungs with fresh air at an elevation of 222 metres.

If you are planning to enjoy the indulgences of hotels in Kowloon, Hong Kong, try lodging at properties that cater to all types of travellers and which are centred amidst all the action and entertainment such as Dorsett Mongkok, Hong Kong. Even though this metropolis is one of the busiest, if you are looking for that laidback yet active getaway, a hike up Devil’s Peak is worth considering.

Hiking up Devil’s Peak is not merely an active pursuit. Since the area was once garrisoned by the British Army during the late 1800s, you can still see the remnants of some age-old batteries during your walk. As you move further up the peak, you will be awed by the staggering views of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon harbour front. For complete immersion of Hong Kong’s natural beauty, you ought to experience that silver screen worthy perspective atop Devil’s Peak.

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