Aliya Safari

Reviews - Comments by our clients



I just wanted to say thank you so much
for organising the safari for us at such short notice.
It was a wonderful time and a highlight of our trip to Sri Lanka.
A big thank you to the driver who made it possible to see leopards in the wild.
As a tracker and driver Danushka was absolutely fantastic.
The quality of service you offered was really great.

Shari Wildisen, UK. April 2013.



We booked the Aliya safari camp stay via the internet
as independent travellers and weren't quite sure what to expect - but the whole experience was fabulous!
Everything was perfect from when we were picked up at the Yala entrance.
An excellent team is the running the camp,
well trained staff and the camp operation manager Kamal
is a very pleasant guy who helped us a lot and treated us very well.

We totally enjoyed our stay at Aliya safari Camp.
Every detail from the large luxury tent to the menu,
to the game drives well thought out and executed.
In short, we loved this place, team, location and experience.
Daily sightings of leopard, elephants and lots of birds made it all perfect.

Paolo. Rome, Italy. October 2012



Thanks for your wonderful hospitality in Yala.
We loved our stay there, which provided us with some of our best memories of Sri Lanka.

Rebecca Rosen, August 2012



Thanks for a great Yala stay. The tents were really comfortable,
good space, good beds - and a bathroom. We loved the food, fresh,
hearty, plentiful and devoid of pretentions. Ditto wine.

Game drives very good – pleasurable and interesting.
Great staff, operation well managed and the location, of course,
outstanding overlooking beautiful bush and rocks in Yala.

Nikki, London. July 2012



Thanks so much to the team for making our Yala trip so much memorable and pleasurable.

Seetha Karunaratne, May 2012



"Thank you for the highlight of our trip! We can't thank you enough for
the time we shared with you in your Yala camp. We were shocked at
how well Aliya Safari provided a truly exceptional camping experience
and at the expertise of the staff!

We have been gifted with an abundance of wildlife sightings from
leopards and elephants to beautiful peacocks and big monitor lizards.

We've been amazed at the variety of fauna. In Gal Oya the scenery and
elephants were incredible. And not one tourist of any kind. I loved it,
just missed seeing an elephant swim!".

Glenn Zerby and Sandy Patel. Washington, USA. August 2011.



"The Tree Tops team was very trained and efficient.

Everything was perfect! Many thanks".

(Feedback to booking agent,

Giovanni Mari, wildlife photographer. Milano, Italy. June 2011.

See Giovanni's extraordinary photos from Yala on his wildlife
photography website:



The 3 nights we spent in Aliya Safari Camp in Yala National Park was an amazing experience.
The tents are excellent and spacious with running water and showers.
Service excellent - nice and low key, but nothing was missed.
On our last night, a private dinner was arranged for us at beautiful spot (we were on our honeymoon) which was a really nice touch.

The camp team really did their best to make us feel welcome throughout our stay,
and nothing was too much trouble. We loved all our game drives.
The driver’s skill to simultaneously driving on rough terrain and managing to spot two leopards was amazing.
Yala National Park is a beautiful area to explore and the jungle team and camp make the most of it.

Caterina, Geneva. Switzerland. May 2011



"We had wonderful days in Yala and really enjoyed our stay at the
accommodation you found for us in Tissa. We were lucky enough
to see those elusive leopards - truly thrilling. Thanks so much for
organizing it all at such short notice".

Mary Louise Stonham‐Ask, UK. January 2011.



"There were magic moments and the elephant mom and baby are still in my heart.

I brought back many pictures and a video that proves an elephant is not
only big but also very delicate in its way of scratching himself".

Sylvia Ischer. Basel, Switzerland. December 2010.

You tube Yala video:



"Thank you so much for organizing our tour of Yala. It was literally the
most incredible experience ever - on a holiday of a lifetime!

Kamal was fantastic, he looked after us amazingly and in general is
a thoroughly nice chap!! Our driver was fabulous in finding the animals.
I now have the most amazing pictures of a leopard strolling past our
jeep as well as a tusker elephant that I could have reached
out and touched (had my heart not been pounding so much…) ".

Faye Williamson, London, UK. August 2010.



"Thanks for organizing our special holiday in Sri Lanka's nature.
Our experience with the Tree Tops Jungle team was 100% positive.
The Yala camp was arranged with great care, cooking excellent and
meals nicely presented. The camp location in the Yala wilderness
was fantastic and a source of peace for our mind between many
hours of safari.

A lot of wildlife sightings and we appreciated your style of wildlife watching.
Always patient, taking the time, never in a hurry.
An outcome was the amazing highlight with the big male leopard
hunting a spotted deer, what an exciting wildlife experience.

All arrangements were spotless and you did everything as promised
so thanks once more for managing our Sri Lanka tour ".

Milos Kostka family, Brno, Czech Republic. March 2010.