Some drives can be extremely stressful and gruesome to watch – both for the visitors and the leopards – with the herds of jeeps trailing individual animals at any given time. This happens to be one of the biggest negative points Yala has. Unfortunately, even after several attempts to minimize the harm, enough progress has still not been made.
But there are some reputable suppliers (with excellent drivers, trekkers and naturalists) that can provide you with a good game drive, where you can have an enthralling experience whilst also empathizing and protecting animal welfare. Visiting them ethically and responsibly is more important than a photo shoot opportunity after all!