Kulu Safaris Yala
Overview: Kulu Safaris’ paradigm is to seamlessly blend the adventure of a Sri Lankan safari with exceptionally comfortable accommodation, while minimizing our ecological footprint, to offer you the definitive wildlife experience.
Our tailor-made, mobile safaris feature customized tents that are finessed with thoughtful touches; we also run our own, modified, safari jeeps. Our guides are professional, trained naturalists who have spent years learning the nuances of our jungles. Our staff are driven by an energy to surpass every single guest’s expectations. In effect, we offer our guests the best game viewing experience on the island.
Kulu is the first operator to establish and practice of environmentally conscious camping. We have adopted a strict “no-plastic” policy, use renewable energy to as great an extent as possible, and have implemented an eco-friendly waste-management system.
The spirit of Kulu is to tread lightly, leaving a minimal footprint on the natural ecology of our wilds. Across the island, Kulu operates several campsites that are non-permanent, yet we strive to offer the most comfortable accommodation with touches of luxury for the comfort of our guests. Our campsites are handpicked for their remoteness – most often our guests are the only dinner party for miles!
All tents have been custom-made in South Africa by one of the world’s leading safari outfitters. Our Base Camp in Yala offers large tents (each tent is over 200 sq. ft.) that are secured on raised wooden platforms. Each tent includes a small deck (or ‘veranda’ as we like to call it) for some private space to sip an evening drink, or to relax with a good book. The tents have en-suite bathrooms with hot and cold showers. The fly screens support excellent ventilation while keeping out pesky critters.
Kulu’s Yala camp is ideally situated to explore the multiple sectors (referred to locally as ‘blocks’) of Yala National Park, and we run the majority of our safaris in Block 1 and 5. however, for guests staying 3 or more nights, we visit Block 3, 4 and Lunugamvehera National Park.