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By Chris Boyle

Elephants Yala National Park

On the border of Sri Lanka’s verdant Yala National Park, Dickshon Safari Camp places you in the heart of the action for a truly authentic jungle experience.

You’ll awake to the sounds of wildlife and birds that come to drink from the lake near the campsite. Not to be missed is the night safari, perfect for spotting shining crocs, other reptiles and glowin- the-dark animal eyes. The spectacular Dickshon Safari experience comes complete with a delicious barbecue dinner and hearty breakfast. Expert campsite staff and safari guides cater to all your needs, ensuring an unforgettable stay.

The largest purveyor of safari services in Tissamaharamaya, Dickshon is a truly local endeavor that promises you the ultimate getaway by maintaining excellent relations with the parks and a strong regional network.



Number of rooms in suite: One

Number of entrances to suite: One

Number of baths: One

Suite style: This authentic Sri Lankan-style tree house is made with local materials and showcases amazing, 360-degree views of unspoiled nature and free-roaming wildlife.

Key selling points: Soaring 25 feet above the ground, the tree house offers a genuinely unique perspective on the world. Featuring three beds, this treetop accommodation delights guests with unmatched views and a gentle swaying, in time with the breeze.



Come evening, you’ll sit around the campfire for an inspired barbecue, replete with local specialties and beverages.

Breakfast features fresh fruit and Sri Lankan delicacies, including curd and treacle.



The second largest and most visited national park in Sri Lanka, Yala encompasses a massive 378 square miles and was designated a wildlife sanctuary in 1900.

The park plays an important role in the conservation of Sri Lankan elephants and aquatic birds and has one of the highest leopard densities in the world. Renowned for its wide variety of animals, Yala is home to 44 mammal species, including the Sri Lankan sloth bear, elephant and wild water buffalo, 46 reptile species and 215 bird species.

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