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All you need to know about Big Game safari camps

What is “Big Game Tented” safari experience

Big Game Tented Safari Camps are a service offering from Eco Team, a pioneering and premier tourism service specialist in Sri Lanka. It is specially designed for the wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers, who are passionate and seek unique, affordable Sri Lankan wildlife adventures with value for money… Big game is present in the three key National Parks, namely Yala, Wilpattu and Udawalawe.

At Big Game Camps, professional services from skilled staff is on offer along with comfortable accommodation, making every single customers’ experience indelible.

Big Game is only too aware of the impact that modern life has on todays’ natural world and fervently protects and conserves the environment, along each and every step of the safari adventure.

What are the locations that Big Game Camps are located?

Yala National Park / Udawalawe National Park & Wilpattu National Park

what do they offer?

Despite being compact, Sri Lanka proudly boasts 15 National Parks, each with an incredible range of wildlife, both endemic and visiting. The most widely visited National Parks include Yala –reputed to have the highest concentration of leopards in the world, for frequent sightings of the Sri Lankan Leopard… Udawalawe - where Asian elephant sightings are guaranteed on every safari, and Wilpattu - recently re-opened and the perfect location to spot the elusive sloth bear

Is it possible to charge digital cameras, laptops and mobile phones inside Big Game Campsites?

Big Game Campsites offer the service to charge equipment on request, as the electricity supply is limited in some of the campsites located in the wilderness. Charging is generally available in the evening hours. Please be aware that in some of the Big Game Tented Camp sites, mobile phone signals maybe very weak or not available.

Cameras and video recorders with sufficient batteries are a priority so as to not lose some of those truly magical wildlife moments which could be captured…

Will mosquito nets be available in your tent?

Mosquito nets are provided in each of the Big Game tents. However, considering this being the wilderness, guests are advised to carry their own insect repellents.

Are the Big Game Safaris suitable during pregnancy?

Big Game Safaris are not suitable during pregnancy as most of the trails are off-road, in rugged and wildly rural environments. However, they could stay in the campsite and enjoy the wildlife that is ample in the surrounding wilderness.

Does Big Game cater to the safari experience for children?

Big Game Safari proposes that due to the wild nature and often rugged off-road trails traversed during a true safari adventure, their safaris are generally suitable for children over the age of 3 years. However, younger children can be accommodated on request. Parents must be aware that there are no special facilities in the Camps for very young children, although cots can be provided on prior request. Big Game requests that parents should take care of any special/distinct dietary requirements for very young children.

Will a flashlight or a torch be available in your tent?

In the naturally wild and rugged environment where Big Game Tented Safari camps are situated, the supply of electricity is limited. For guests’ convenience and security, a torch or a flashlight is provided in each tent as a mandatory requirement.

If it rains whilst we are at Big Game?

In the event they encounter one of Sri Lanka’s tropical downpours, the Big Game Safari Camp experience provides umbrellas for their guests’ to use in order to stay dry. However, this is yet again a unique experience!

Will binoculars be available for our use whilst we are on safari?

Each of the Big Game Campsites have several pairs of binoculars for guests’ use in order to  enhance the overall viewing experience of Sri Lanka’s spectacular wildlife. Please speak to the Camp Manger for assistance

Is it possible for me to choose vegetarian meals at the Big Game Campsites?

Vegetarian meals and selective dietary requirements can be catered when prior notice is given at the time of your reservation. Due to the remoteness of most of the Camp locations it is vital that Big Game Safaris have this information in advance.

Does Big Game provide an air-conditioned vehicle for our 4WD Jeep Safaris?

To experience a true 4WD Jeep Safari experience, Big Game recommends that closed-in air-conditioned vehicles are not ideal. With open sides and tiered comfortable seats, viewing and photographing possibilities are truly enhanced by the open nature of our custom made Jeeps. The 4WD Jeeps used by Big Game have a good suspension system for those off-road trails.

Does Big Game provide Trackers?

Trackers are provided by the department of Wildlife of Sri Lanka. As such a tracker is made available at the park entrance prior to the commencement of the Safari.

What First Aid facilities are available at the Big Game Camps?

Due to the natural remoteness of most of the Campsites, it is imperative that guests inform Big Game Safaris of any specific medical conditions prior to arrival. In all of the Campsites basic First Aid requirements can be administered; however in any unforeseen case of a more severe medical emergency / illness, the nearest local hospital must be consulted.

What kind of currency should I carry?

Big Game Tented Safari Camps are offered with either accommodation only/ Breakfast & Dinner or with accommodation and all 3 meals.  You will need some money for extra meals / beverages and for Safaris if it’s not pre booked and can be paid for in Sri Lankan Rupees or USD. Gratuities to the attending Staff are not included in the package. Big Game Staff firmly believe that tipping is completely at the guests’ discretion…

Are there any specific personal items I should bring with me to a Big Game Tented Safari Camp?

Big Game camps recommend that guests bring casual, lightweight comfortable clothing. During the cooler months such as November, December and January  the early mornings and late evenings can be chilly, as such any warm clothing to keep the guests comfortable and warm are useful. Due to the intensity of the sun, sun protection creams are a must, as are hats/caps and sunglasses.

We kindly request guests to bring any special personal medication

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