Welcome to Leopard Trails
Leopard Trails camps hark back to a bygone era of Ceylonese safari; one of elegant adventure and wild refinement.
With one in Yala, in the south east, and one in Wilpattu, north of Colombo, these are camps, well and truly, but camps unlike others you’ll find on the island; beds are large, bathrooms are spacious and bars are well-stocked. This is camping in the loosest sense.
That slight indulgence, though, shouldn’t belie the passion these guys have for the island’s wonderful wildlife and its leopard in particular. That fascination and excitement is bound to rub off during your time in camp.
Camping of a different sort
The Leopard Trails tents channel an Edwardian-glam with classic teak safari furniture (collapsible bedside and writing tables) and Queen-sized, Egyptian-cotton-clad beds.
Camps are far from huge; eight tents at Yala and just three currently in Willpattu. All tents have air-conditioning, great for the mid-day siesta! Each tent has a little verandah, the ideal spot for a post-safari, pre-dinner drink.
Some of the island’s best guiding
Leopard Trails is justly proud of its guiding team.
Collectively having studied and trained in Sri Lanka, the UK, Australia and South Africa, Jerome, Arran, Indika Avijja and Dinal make wonderfully insightful and experienced companions for your journeys into the national parks.
Back from safari, guides also act as camp hosts, sharing their experiences of and enthusiasm for the island’s wildlife.