Yala National Park is Sri Lanka’s second largest and most popular game reserve. It is noted for having one of the world’s highest densities of leopards per square kilometre, and sightings are extremely good. Yala comprises a wide variety of habitats such as dry zone forest, rivers, lagoons, rocky outcrops, and shoreline, which fosters a high diversity of flora and fauna. Yala’s main safari zone, Block I, has two entrances – our camp is close to the much quieter, northerly back entrance (Katagamuwa) near Kataragama. The entrances to Yala Blocks III, IV and V are also within easy reach (30-minutes) of our Yala camp.