The Best Safaris in Sri Lanka

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Embarking on a safari adventure? Look no further! We have uncovered the best safari tours in Sri Lanka that promise unforgettable wildlife experiences. Our meticulous analysis of offerings by highly-rated companies has considered key factors like price, guest ratings, service, destinations, and activities to bring you a curated selection of safaris in Sri Lanka that are far above the rest. Get ready to immerse yourself in nature's wonders and make lasting memories. Find your ideal safari from the handpicked options below for your upcoming trip to Sri Lanka.


The Top 3:

  • 9 Days, $825.00

  • 9 Days, $1250.00

  • 7 Days, $955.00

What are safaris like in Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka

Here are the important factors:

  • 36 trip options analyzed
  • $155 average price per day (USD)
  • 2 to 20 days in length
  • 4.81 of 5 average rating
  • 11 people or less on average

Curious about the diverse range of safaris? Prepare to be amazed by the array of options available to suit every traveler's preferences. It comes as no surprise that visitors adore these tours, given their exceptional average guest rating of 4.81 out of 5 stars. When it comes to group sizes, the average maximum capacity stands at 11 people, allowing for a comfortable and sociable experience. The shortest tour is 2 days, while the longest is 20 days. When it comes to physical activity, tour options are organized as easy, moderate, serious, heart-pumping, and relaxing, with a majority being easy tours. For travel styles, you'll find tours classified as family, honeymoon, and romantic, with most of them being family. With a comprehensive analysis encompassing 36 safaris, you can rest assured that Sri Lanka has something tailored to your interests and preferences, promising an unforgettable experience for all.

(All tour prices are in US Dollars before taxes, and come from a base price that is reported by TourRadar. Peak season prices can vary significantly, particularly in destinations where seasonal travel fluctuates dramatically.)

So, let's get to it and see...

The 10 Best Safaris in Sri Lanka
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for safaris.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Sri Holidays



9 Days Start/End in Negombo 13 Destinations 8 People at Most Ages 1 to 99 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

Check out this incredible safari that has received a 5 out of 5 rating from previous guests. Rest assured, this trip is all about wildlife, local culture, family-friendly activities, safaris, and elephants, guaranteeing an unforgettable adventure. With a duration of 9 days, this journey ensures an intimate group size of 8 people, and is good for people of any age. This itinerary covers 13 captivating destinations, with stops in Kandy, Pinnawala, Nuwara Eliya, and Horton Plains National Park, among others. Negombo will be the beginning and end of your trip. This fantastic option, organized by Sri Holidays, presents an unbeatable value at just $92 per day.

  • Wildlife
  • In-depth Cultural
  • Family
  • Safari
  • Elephant
$825
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for safaris.
by Sri Holidays



9 Days Start/End in Negombo 13 Destinations 8 People at Most Ages 1 to 99 Guest Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

Spanning over 9 days, this safari trip has a maximum size of 8 individuals. Welcoming people of any age, it is organized by Sri Holidays, a very popular company with plenty of great reviews. Immerse yourself in a travel experience that includes 13 destinations, featuring Pinnawala, Nuwara Eliya, Horton Plains National Park, and Ella. Begin and conclude your remarkable journey in the gorgeous destination of Negombo. This extraordinary adventure also revolves around wildlife, local culture, family-friendly activities, safaris, and elephants. Available at an unbeatable price of only $139 per day, this option also has a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from previous guests.

  • Wildlife
  • In-depth Cultural
  • Family
  • Safari
  • Elephant
$1,250
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for safaris.
by Sri Holidays



7 Days Start/End in Colombo 11 Destinations 8 People at Most Ages 1 to 99 Guest Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars

Here's your chance to take off on an exceptional trip that has garnered a 4.7 out of 5 rating. With a duration of 7 days, this jouney will have 8 participants, and it warmly welcomes people of any age. This terrific trip also highights wildlife, family-friendly activities, safaris, and elephants. Expertly organized by Sri Holidays, this amazing trip is an incredible value at just $136 per day.

  • Wildlife
  • Family
  • Safari
  • Elephant
$955
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for safaris.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by TruTravels



10 Days Negombo to Unawatuna 8 Destinations 20 People at Most Ages 18 to 99 Guest Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars

This memorable safari adventure is offered by TruTravels which has received plenty of positive reviews. The trip itself has a guest rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars, and is priced affordably at $140 per day. Traverse through 8 enchanting destinations, with Dambulla, Sigiriya, Kandy, and Nuwara Eliya among the must-see stops along the route. Negombo marks the starting point, while Unawatuna stands as the final stop on your incredible journey. You're in for an epic adventure with a strong emphasis on wildlife and safaris. The maximum group size is 20 people, welcoming travelers aged 18 or older.

  • Wildlife
  • Safari
$1,395
TourRadar
  • On Sale: 40% Off
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for safaris.
by On The Go Tours



8 Days Start/End in Colombo 8 Destinations 24 People at Most Ages 18 to 70 Guest Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

Set off on an extraordinary journey that has been awarded a 4.8 out of 5 stars by previous guests. You'll love the emphasis on wildlife, local culture, and safaris, too. With a duration of 8 days, this safari trip offers an intimate group setting, accommodating 24 individuals, while extending a warm welcome to travelers aged 18 to 70 years old. This trip visits 8 destinations, including Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Kandy, and Nuwara Eliya along the way. You'll start and end this amazing trip in Colombo. Brought to you by On The Go Tours, this exceptional deal is an incredible steal at a mere $114 per day. It's currently on a special discounted offer.

  • Wildlife
  • In-depth Cultural
  • Safari
$1,525 $915
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for safaris.
by Sunrise Sri Lanka Travels and Tours



16 Days Start/End in Negombo 15 Destinations 12 People at Most Ages 18 to 60 Guest Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars

With this option you can experience an unparalleled safari for 16 unforgettable days. It ensures an intimate group setting with 12 participants at most. Experience a trip that takes you to 15 remarkable destinations, including Adam's Peak/ Sri Pada, Nuwara Eliya, Ella, and Horton Plains National Park. Negombo will be both the start and end of your journey. Sunrise Sri Lanka Travels and Tours, the organizer of this journey, extends a warm invitation to guests travelers aged 18 to 60 years old. With an emphasis on wildlife and safaris, you know you'll have an amazing adventure. This extraordinary opportunity offers exceptional value at only $94 per day.

  • Wildlife
  • Safari
$1,500
TourRadar
  • On Sale: 30% Off
by On The Go Tours



10 Days Start/End in Colombo 10 Destinations 24 People at Most Ages 18 to 70 Guest Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

This fantastic safari has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Explore 10 incredible locations on this trip, including Udawalawe National Park, Yala National Park, Bundala National Park, and Dambulla. Your adventure starts and ends in Colombo. And since the priority is on wildlife and safaris, this tour is a great choice. Lasting 10 days, the maximum group size is 24 people, and it's good for travelers aged 18 to 70 years old. Organized by On The Go Tours, this is a great deal because it's only $157 per day. Hurry and secure your spot while this incredible sale lasts!

  • Wildlife
  • Safari
$2,245 $1,572
TourRadar
by Beyond Escapes



3 Days Start/End in Colombo 3 Destinations 15 People at Most Ages 10 to 60 Guest Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars

With a stellar 4 out of 5 rating, this extraordinary trip is the perfect choice. Rest assured, this trip is all about wildlife, family-friendly activities, and safaris, guaranteeing an unforgettable adventure. Colombo will be the beginning and end of your trip. Spanning across 3 days, the trip accommodates 15 individuals, and is suitable for travelers aged 10 to 60 years old. Offered by Beyond Escapes, this remarkable trip is priced at just $217 per day. Don't miss out on this incredible experience.

  • Wildlife
  • Family
  • Safari
$650
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for safaris.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Stelaran Holidays (Pvt) Ltd



15 Days Start/End in Colombo 14 Destinations 12 People at Most Ages 5 to 90 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

This exceptional trip offering by Stelaran Holidays (Pvt) Ltd has received a 5 out of 5 rating. On this 15-day trip you can unwind while also making new memories. This trip takes you on an adventure to 14 destinations, including Bundala National Park, Negombo, Sigiriya, and Dambulla. Begin and conclude your remarkable journey in the gorgeous destination of Colombo. With a group size of 12 people, it's suitable for travelers aged 5 to 90 years old. This extraordinary adventure also revolves around wildlife, family-friendly activities, and elephants. This remarkable trip is priced at an unbeatable $147 per day.

  • Wildlife
  • Family
  • Elephant
$2,200
TourRadar
by Sri Holidays



12 Days Start/End in Negombo 10 Destinations 8 People at Most Ages 12 to 99 Guest Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

Check out this journey that has received rave reviews, earning a stellar 4.8 out of 5 rating. With 10 destinations to explore, you'll get the chance to see Mirissa, Talalla, Weligama, and Unawatuna, and more. You'll start and end your journey in beautiful Negombo. This terrific trip also highights wildlife, beaches, and elephants. Spanning across 12 unforgettable days, this voyage offers an intimate group experience with 8 participants, and it's great for travelers aged 12 or older. Brought to you by the renowned Sri Holidays, this exceptional opportunity is priced at an incredible $167 per day - an unbeatable value.

  • Wildlife
  • Sailing
  • Beach
  • Elephant
$1,999
TourRadar

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How much do safaris in Sri Lanka cost?

Average Daily Price Safaris
$155

Visitors will find a large range of terrific options for safaris when planning a visit to Sri Lanka. The price of these specific trips can vary according to length, destinations, and travel style. The average price of safaris in Sri Lanka based on data from 36 options is an affordable $155 per day. If you're interested in more information about tours here, see our guide to tour prices in Sri Lanka.

And for more information on Sri Lanka, see Sri Lanka Travel Costs and Sri Lanka Hotel Costs.


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