A typical day with Leopard Trails begins in the afternoon with a fantastic lunch spread of Sri Lankan rice and curry, followed by a short introduction to the camp. Each Leopard Trails staff member is trained in delivering first aid and the campers take this very seriously. Guests can choose to cool off in a hammock or laze in the main lounge with a number of books from the Leopard Trails wildlife library until the evening game, which starts at 3pm.
Designed especially for photographers and comfort, in either a Toyota Land Cruiser or Toyota Hilux, the game drives are led by Game Rangers Aaron Sivarajah, Indika Nettigama and Avijja Fonseka who lead memorable game drives and walks and have years of experience tracking down the elusive leopard in Sri Lanka.
Back at the camp, guests can enjoy a private alfresco shower, followed by drinks and appetizers around the camp fire before dinner, which is served in one of many locations available at camp. Dining under the stars makes for an unforgettable experience in the jungle. The next day, rise at dawn to freshly brewed Ceylon tea of coffee and depart on morning game drive or walk at 6am which is an amazing time to get up close to peacocks and wild buffaloes. On return to the camp, freshly squeezed juices from seasonal fruits await you before a breakfast fit for kings.
Leopard Trails operates on an all-inclusive basis offering tented accommodation, two game drives per day in a customized vehicle accompanied by an experienced guide, snacks and drinks on game drives, all meals at camp, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and all park entry fees. If guests are interested in going on a private game drive accompanied by a naturalist an additional supplement is applicable.
The standard tents have a private veranda and an en-suite bathroom fitted with an alfresco shower, personal flushable commode and bidet spray, wash basin and mirror, along with custom made Leopard Trails bath products.
The two newly added luxury tents have all same facilities but are larger in size with the added features of A/C and a pedestal fan. These tents have en-suite bathrooms with twin wash basins and a tempered glass shower cubicle with solar powered hot water.
At night, the room is lit up by several elegant candles and a large industrial fan is available for balmy evenings. Each tent has several plug bases, which can be used to charge laptops, digital cameras, phones and other small electrical items.
Morning, evening and all day game drives
BBQs by a campfire
The camp caters to vegetarians and any guests with specific dietary requirements, if informed in advance. When weather permits, meals are organized outside of the lounge tent with live cooking demonstrations, and drinks are served around the campfire. Safari jeeps come equipped with snacks and cool drinks on game drives.