Elephant Guest House
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Best Guest House Ever!
If you find yourself in Sri Lanka you cannot miss the Yala National Park (most likely leopard spotting as well as tons more) but be wary of the many tour operators who want to sell you a guided safari! Many tourists are unaware of what the prices should be for a jeep tour and guide (which are required for park safaris) and are often taken advantage of. However at Elephant Guest House you will find truly honest owners who will go above and beyond to please you. Not only are the jeep tours fairly priced (no bargaining necessary) but they included the best meal you can get in Sri Lanka and an amazingly friendly driver/guide. And at Elephant you get more than a good Safari. Return from a long day of animal spotting to an enormous and delicious meal cooked by the owner's wife and if you have a little time on your hands he will very likely take you on a free birdwatching tour, show you the evening fruit bats around the lake, drive you to his favorite (cheap) restaurants and take you into town for anything you need. The rooms are some of the best budget value in the country and you will find yourself wanting to stay longer than you planned!
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