Wildlife Photography Tour to Yala National Park in October 12, 2019 with Prasanna Ambigaibagan
We Prasanna Ambigaibagan Nature & Wildlife Photography, organised our 14th wildlife photography tour of 2019 (37th Tour of PANWP) to Yala National Park on October 12, 2019 (Saturday).
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Wildlife Photography Tour – Yala National Park of Sri Lanka (One Day Tour)
Date: 12 October 2019 (Saturday)
Tour Start from Colombo: 12.00 Midnight
Reach Yala NP: 5.30 Am
Safari – 6.00 Am to 6.00 Pm (Full Day Safari)
Leaving from Yala NP : 6.30 Pm
Reach Colombo : 12.30 Am
Total Cost of the Tour – All Inclusive
For Sri Lankan: LKR. 12,500/- per Person
For Foreigner : LKR. 12,400/- per Person + Entrance Ticket Fee (LKR. 4,000 per person Approx.)
1 Full Day Safari (from 6.00 Am to 6.00 Pm)
Transportation by A/C Coach (Toyota KDH Van) – Colombo – Yala NP – Colombo
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
1 Full Day Safari Jeep Cost (Toyota HiLux)
Park Entrance Fee
Door PickUp & Drop within Greater Colombo and Suburbs
Smoking and consumption of alcohol is prohibited in our tour
We do reserve the slot based on 100% advanced payment. Please see below for the Banking Detail.
Name: Prasanna Ambigaibagan
Contact No: +94776534669
Account No: 8120024805
Bank : Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC
After Payment please fill below details and send me along with payment confirmation,
Emergency contact Name:
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Date of Birth (DD/MM):
10 Days before the Tour: 100% Refundable
9 Days to 5 Days before the Tour : 50% Refundable
Less than 5 Days: None Refundable*
The Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC) said it would impose new rules and regulations for visitors with the purpose of regulating whale and dolphin watching in Mirissa.
The official personal stated that the new laws and regulations would implement to safeguarded the whales and dolphins from the visitors. He further said that Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC) taken this rule after receiving many complains that some visitors had caused impact on animals by going too much closer to them and this rule would be impact from the nest whale watching season of August 2016.
Sri Lanka is one of the best Destinations for explore culture, people, adventure, beaches and Wildlife. It has been noted many of the tourist willing to cover their tour with mixture of Beaches, Cultural sites, and Wildlife at an affordable cost. But many do fail to achieve fulfill their wildlife experience without knowing mammals name and how to maximum time in wildlife.
I Prasanna Ambigaibagan a Wildlife photographer by passion and working professional in leading exporting company in Sri Lanka. I have notice many of tourist has been visit to National parks with lacking knowledge of mammals and birds specifications and names and some of them harming to environment by their indecent behaviors inside national parks.
Therefore I have decided to offer a FREE KNOWLEDGE SHARING SERVICE at on my leisure time. This is 100% free without any conditions apply and this service is provide to betterment to nature and good wish of improve the knowledge of visitor.
I do available in weekend for this Free Service and you could contact me +94776534669 via whats app, Viber, IMO and Line on any times or you can send me a personal message though Facebook.
Below are some of my Basic information for you
MBA (UK), ACMA (UK),CGMA, ACMA (SL), BBA (UoP)
Language Speak :
English, Tamil and Sinhala
Camera I use:
Canon 70 D
300mm F4, 50mm 1.8, 55-250mm, 18-55mm
How often visit to NP:
at least once in a month
Most Favorite NP:
Willpattu National Park
to See My Personal Photography Works Visit my Facebook Page as Click below Link
I am Sri Lankan working professional passionate with wildlife and nature photography. Though I have a basic camera and lens (camera body: canon 70D and lenses of 18-55mm & 55-250mm) and budgeted life style, I always prefer to go wildlife photography tour as low cost as possible.
With god grace I got a friend who could travel with me on same basis with lower budget of less than USD 50 per day tour to Wilpattu National Park of Sri Lanka(though 7 people could occupy in jeep we always prefer only 2 per jeep, because from any angel you can take photograph without disturbing other partner).
We planned to visit Wilpattu National Park on 22nd October 2015 for one day tour (Fullday tour from 6.00 AM to 6.00 PM) so we left from colombo 21st October 2015 night 10.30 Pm to Petteh private bus stand. Once we reach the bus stand we had a plain tea with rotti to boost us and then proceeds to a small shopping of 4 soft drinks (canned drink) and biscuits (250g) for our breakfast for our next day at Willpattu National Park. By11.15 pm we were at Colombo- vavuniya bus terminal and took Colombo – vavuniya Bus (via Puttalam route) at 11.40 pm.
By 2.45 AM bus stopped at madurankuli for a snack & breaks of 15 minutes and reaches Wilpattu Junction by 4.00 AM. As we discuss in advanced with our safari jeep driver, once we get down at Wilpattu Junction we called our safari tour coordinator (jeep driver) for pick up us and drop to room for a quick refresh, by 4.20Am safari driver came and pickup us and drop to room by 4.35 AM. After a quick refesh within 30 minutes we were get ready for a safari, we ask our jeep driver to come early as possible to go entrance as first visitor (commonly leopard sighting are high in early morning, so get into park early may bless us for a leopard sighting). So our jeep driver came by 5.10 AM and we reach Wilpattu National park Entrance by 5.25 AM as first visitor and 2nd visitor came by 5.35 AM.
By 6.00 AM counter was open and we proceeds to our wildlife photography experience. The month of october is known as rainy month at Wilpattu National Park, therefore we really felt we may not see a leopard for a whole day, but we may see a bear; even our safari driver said same. So from the time of entrance we could able to see a golden jackals, spotted deers, wildbore, peacock, bee eaters, fish eagle, serpent eagle, malabar hornbill and for the first time we show a sri lankan endemic hornbill and many more birds.
But luckily by 9.30AM our jeep driver spotted a Leopard at Talawila Villu(Lake) and this leopard sighting was lead till 12.00 Noon almost for 2.5 hours and I was filled my memory card with more than 400 photos of leopards. Than we proceeds to Kumbuka Villu for our lunch and after lunch we napped for an hour inside jeep. So this time would be good sleeping time for us and rest time for jeep driver too.
Than by 1.30PM we again proceeds to thalawila for spot a leopard again but we didn’t get a chance, so we were wait sometime at mannika villu as it is nearest lack to talawila lake. But no luck, but while waiting we could see again a couple of golden Jackals, Spotted Deers, Wildbore, Peacock, Bee eaters and many birds.
Due to a rainy season we left from there by 3.45 PM and reach entrance/ exit location by 5.30 PM. Just we entered to exit, a elephant was cross the road, so we were lucky to an elephant in that day too J.
Than we proceed to room and had a quick refresh; than same jeep driver drop us again at Willpattu Junction for us to take bus to Colombo. by 7.30 PM we taken jaffna –colombo bus and reach Colombo pettah Bus Stand by 11.00 PM and reach home by 11.45 Pm.
Our tour Cost Breakdown
Tuk Tuk charges from Home to Pettah Bus Stand
Plain Tea and Rotti
4 Soft Drinks and Biscuits
Bus to Wilpattu Junction
Snack at Mathurankuli
3l Water Bottles
Willpattu National Park Entrance Feel (3 Inclusing Jeep Driver)