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Leopard Nest

Palatupana, Yala National Park 82600 Sri Lanka
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 30/09/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 30/09/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#6 of 55 Specialty lodging in Yala National Park
For wildlife travellers who seek luxury glamping experience, Leopard nest is a unique campsite that returns the true essence of an ultimate glamping experience with elegance, romance and adventure while minimizing the environmental footprints. We make the difference in the wild and provide authentic wild experience with large tents and tree houses that are unique in design and exclusive in comfort.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Public wifi
Free breakfast
Highchairs available
BBQ facilities
Outdoor fireplace
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Bar / lounge
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun terrace
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Air conditioning
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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InKi2007 wrote a review May 2022
Singapore, Singapore29 contributions10 helpful votes
We had a wonderful time at this very special place due to the amazing team, great safari experience and unique ambience. It is not the right place for everyone (see below), but we loved it. Safari and guide: We booked a 3 night package and spent 2.5 days at Yala National Park and one morning at Bundala National Park. We saw a huge variety of animals and birds incl. leopards (3 times on 2 days, see photo), elephants and most other famous residents of the park. The biodiversity and landscape at Yala National Park is awesome and our guide Rumesh was an excellent guide and driver. If you are interested in birds and beautiful landscape, Bundala is also worth a visit. The tours were very well planned and we had an amazing lunch and 2 hour break inside the park at a very nice place near a river. This break is needed on a 12-14 hour safari day and it is great to experience both the early morning and the late afternoon in the park (perfect light for photography and most animals are more active). Before departure at 5 a.m. you will just get a Nescafe or tea, but you will have packed breakfast and plenty of snacks and fruits on the jeep too. Team, accomodation and food The service of the entire team was excellent. If you let them know what you want, they will do everything possible to customize the experience for you. We loved the wide selection of vegetable curries from chef Isha and they arranged special dishes for us even if the planned theme of the evening was different, like e.g. BBQ. The ambience of the camp is unique and it really feels like a camp. Our room (Skynest) was very comfortable and special (canopy level above most trees). At night lamps are setup along the trail to the main building, but better bring a torch additionally. If you bring a several electronic devices (cameras, phones, etc.) to be charged at night, the two power sockets in the room might be insufficient. A power extention with multiple sockets might be a useful addition to the room. Reasons to book or to stay away If you want fast and reliable internet, a swimming pool, a wide selection of drinks or excellent coffee, you should chose another place. If you want to have a very special experience, if you like nature a lot and if you want to get out of the stressful urbon life, Leopard Nest will be a very good choice. Thank you very much to the great team of Leopard Nest!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Amrita D wrote a review Mar 2022
3 contributions
Tours Beyond (Dhammika) and Mr. Thowfeek made the trip super special. I had young children and it was COVID. They really took care of everything and made the experience wonderful and enjoyable for my family. Thank you for your kindness!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
OlivierM wrote a review Mar 2022
6 contributions
The staff is very friendly and helpful! We spend the night in one of the treehouses, it's an amazing experience. When the tree moves a little bit because of the wind, the treehouse moves also a bit, which is super nice to experience. Also the view from the treehouse is beautiful!
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Date of stay: February 2022
William A wrote a review Feb 2022
12 contributions13 helpful votes
Terrific staff and guides in a very comfortable glamping facility. The food and service was first rate. Staff was very accommodating. I recommend it. I recommend both the morning and afternoon safaris. Doing both in one day is a challenge.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Emilie F wrote a review Jan 2022
17 contributions2 helpful votes
If you are looking for a rustic boutique hotel with tree huts and rooms this is the place! With only a few rooms it never gets crowded and the rooms/tree huts are located with plenty of space between them so you get the feeling you are the only one there! Food is really really nice, both breakfast lunch and dinner. Dinner is mostly served outside under the stars! Such an maxing experience! Safari is top class with talented drivers with lots of experience.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Kate wrote a review Dec 2021
Poland1 contribution
Breathtaking views from treehouses! (By far) the best dinner we’ve eaten in Sri Lanka and super friendly service! Highly recommended!! We loved IT! ♥️🔥 we spent here only a couple of hours but fell in love with the place! Greetings to the general manager :):)
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Dumisha Beru wrote a review Nov 2021
2 contributions
Me and My family enjoyed the stay at Leopard Nest alot. We were warmly welcomed and was given a superb service. We also received a bonfire and a bbq dinner. Superb service. Highly recommended!!! Dumisha & Family
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Sumalka Mendis wrote a review Apr 2021
Colombo, Sri Lanka7 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a lovely stay at the Sky Nest. It was a unique experience living in the jungle. Staff were very helpful and friendly and food was simple,but yummy! There is no wifi available in the property and mobile signal is also not that great, which is understandable as we are in the middle of the jungle. If you are looking for a luxury hotel stay then this might not be the option, but if you are into a jungle glamping experience then you will love this location!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Yasrika wrote a review Dec 2020
3 contributions
Stayed a night and it was really a different experience. Staff was friendly and did their best to make our staying special throughout the day. Great for nature lovers and who seeks calm and quite environment.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Shalini F wrote a review Sep 2020
8 contributions1 helpful vote
we are so happy that we got the chance to spend our Yala staycation at Leopard Nest and we truly enjoyed every single thing. The staff was amazing and friendly, Food was so good and we really cherished the candle light dinner that was organized by the staff. I had my first tree house experience and it was amazing. I would highly recommend leopard nest for all the travellers. Kudos to the team and we will surely visit you soon. Thank You!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Leopard Nest
Which popular attractions are close to Leopard Nest?
Nearby attractions include Tissa Dagoba (7.9 km) and Kirinda Viharaya (6.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Leopard Nest?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Leopard Nest?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Leopard Nest?
Conveniently located restaurants include Yala Peace Cottage Restaurant, Chef Lady Restaurant, and The flavors restaurant.