Wild Sri Lanka

Photographic Safari September 2024


10 Days /8 Nights


Sri Lanka


1950 €


Max 6

A full week of full immersion in Wilpattu National Park in the North – West of the country in an immense wilderness area of forests, lakes, and expanses. Due to the civil war within the country, the park was reopened to the public in 2010 after nearly 20 of total closure.

The park is home to a wide variety of wildlife:

  • More than 30 mammal species, including the Leopard, Labiated bear, Indian elephant, mongoose and Sri Lankan jackal
  • Lots of bird species such as owls, eagles, buzzards, kingfishers, hornbills, storks, Indian green bee-eaters
  • Large reptiles such as the rock python, the marsh crocodile and the monitor lizard


  • Professional guide with 20 years of experience, specializing on leopards and their usual trails
  • Experienced driver with excellent command of park roads who helps us in tracking wildlife
  • Photographic Tour Leader
  • Photographic stops for potentially interesting situations (predation, mating)
  • Spacious Jeep to ensure freedom of movement and comfort

Possible scenarios

Being in the middle of the dry season, water is scarce and to water the animals are forced to go to the few puddles there are:

  • Leopard predation on deer
  • Jackal predation on small fauna
  • Clashes
  • Fauna drinking
  • Leopard with carcass on tree

Price of the trip

1950 €

  • Private Transfer Airport – Wilpattu – Airport
  • Single room accommodation with air conditioning.
  • All breakfasts and lunches
  • Wilpattu National Park entrance ticket for the entire Photographic Safari activity
  • Professional Safari Guide
  • Certified Driver with Park Experience
  • 6-seater Jeep
  • Photographic Tour Leader
  • Water
Not included
  • Return flight from Italy
  • Health insurance
  • In-country entry visa (about €45) that can be obtained online or upon arrival at Colombo Bandaranaike Airport (CMB)
  • Any tips to the driver and guide (optional, based on satisfaction with the photo trip and services)
  • Anything not mentioned in the “Included” section.
Extra Program
  • Possibility of adding more Safari days with advance arrangements
  • Custom Safari option (minimum 2 days) if you want to make the Safari part of an existing trip and want to enrich the experience.

Daily Schedule


Daily Schedule




Departure 5:45 a.m.


Registration and entry into the park 6:00 a.m.


Morning photo safari with jeep breakfast


Lunch in picnic area inside the park (watch out for monkeys, they jump into jeeps)


Afternoon photo safari until 6 p.m.


Return to accommodation




Photo safari activities 7 days


Sunday, September 8 morning


Saturday, September 14

Travel Tips

Arrival from Italy
We recommend landing at Colombo International Airport on Sunday before the Safari begins.

Schedule your return flight for the Monday following the end of the Safari (depending on flight schedules).

Already traveling to Sri Lanka
Contact us by phone to arrange meeting.

Sri Lanka Workshop Guide


He speaks English and Italian and specializes in leopards.

Daniele Dell'Osa wildlife photographer

Tour Leader

Daniele Dell’Osa, international phototraveler.

Driver Workshop Sri Lanka


Park expert, identifies the best opportunities for unique shots.

Frequently asked questions and travel information

Who is it aimed at?

The trip is intended for photographers of all levels and skills, beginners or experts. For all participants it will be a unique opportunity to refine various photography techniques and learn new ones. Also an excellent opportunity to have fun in the company of like-minded friends.


No special photographic level is required for this trip and it is possible to participate with any kind of equipment. However, for best results, we recommend a minimum kit consisting of a digital camera body with interchangeable lenses: medium and long focal lengths (24 to 300mm) will be used. Superzooms beyond 400mm not necessary; we are in the jungle; wildlife will never be far behind. Tripod optional, spare batteries (power bank useful) and a photo backpack for carrying equipment. Don’t forget to carry memory cards, charger, connection cables and a USB flash drive.
With us you will no longer need a laptop: all review shots will be carried out after the trip directly with the photographer on the Zoom platform.

The workshop is suitable for every level of photographer, from those taking their first steps to those who want to refine a technique they already master. It is also an excellent opportunity to have fun with friends with the same passion.

Overnight stay

8 nights’ accommodation in standard cat. facilities, single room accommodation with private bathroom and air conditioning.

Climate, documents and useful advice

The dry season is the best time to visit Sri Lanka as water is scarce and animals are forced to go to the few puddles there to water. In the destination areas of the trip, the weather will fluctuate between 23°C in the evening and 30°C in the hottest hours.
Lightweight layered sportswear in neutral colors with a middle garment for the dawn hours is recommended. Sport shoes, preferably hiking shoes, wide-brimmed hats, dark glasses and high-protection sunscreen. Mosquito and insect repellents strongly recommended.

How to book

Pay a registration deposit, fully refundable in the event of cancellation of the trip or inability to participate due to new, different and unforeseeable international restrictions at the time of registration. All bank details will be provided directly upon request.

For further information, fill out the form below.

Request more details or book your next photography trip

Sri Lanka photo safari

Let yourself be inspired by the shots from your latest trip to Sri Lanka