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A ROOM WITH A VIEW

Who knew watching your neighbours sunbathe could be this enthralling? The sprawling landscapes surrounding Chaaya Wild Yala, provide more than enough game for hungry eyes.

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ELEPHANT WALK

Every epic adventure starts with a single step, so make one that leaves a lasting impression. Wildlife roams free at Chaaya Wild Yala.

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THE EAGLE HAS LANDED

Dive the basses to see eagles swooping underwater- eagle rays, that is! Brace your eyes to be overwhelmed by masses of colour, coral and caves on this epic submarine.

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SPOT OVER 215 SPECIES

Bird watching season at yala, is a glorious Sight for bird lovers.

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WELCOME TO CHAAYA WILD YALA,

A world-class game lodge on the edge of Sri Lanka's famed Yala National Park; with a high density of leopard. Encounter big game on safari and capture memorable moments on film.

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Step into the wild
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    Now Open

    Chaaya Wild Yala, a four star resort with 66 chalets is an extension of the Yala National Park, where wildlife roams free

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    SPOT OVER 215 SPECIES

    The true bird enthusiast will get the chance to track down rare endemic species, and attend in-depth bird lectures at the hotel.

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    LOST IN THE WILDERNESS

    At the Wild we have a team of expert naturalists who can help you track down even the most elusive of beasts.

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    EXPERIENCES

    Splash around in the pool or join the nature trails team for exciting new experiences.

The people
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    Thomas Stephens

    "As a natural history filmmaker Yala National Park is the perfect location for filming leopards. It offers an abundance of wildlife that support one of the world's most visible leopard populations"

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    Jonathan and Angela Scott

    "Sri Lanka is a Hidden Treasure to be discovered by all who love Nature."

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    Amos Nachoum

    "NATURE HAS ITS OWN GIFT, and at every part of the world, the wilderness provided is something unique. In Sri Lanka we focused on encountering leopards, and we did see many. One day we had about one dozen sightings, and that is remarkable on the world level. I shall return and soon."

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    Chitral Jayatilake

    Yala is a nature photographer's dream. A patch of land made up of a melody of habitats once hosted a thriving civilization. Today with the tide of the jungle reclaiming the wilderness, Yala's teeming with wildlife and has among its jewels the finest cat of them all - Its leopards.
    Imagine a guest enjoying breakfast at Chaaya Wild watching four leopards on a cliff that sits within sight of its restaurant.. It's a wondrous destination where one feels closest to nature and a yearning to be wild and free again.