Sri Lanka National Parks and Safaris
Massive herds of elephants, enormous blue whales, leopards, myriads of tropical fish and colourful birds, playful schools of dolphins… even if your only remotely interested in wildlife-watching, Sri Lanka’s natural wealth will capture your attention and leave you with lifetime memories of animal encounters.
Elephants are perhaps the most obvious attraction. They are hard to miss. The best places to see elephants in Sri Lanka include the Uda Walawe National Park, Minneriya Nations Park, Kaudulla National Park, Bundala National Park, and Yala National Park.
Yala National Park in the south is overall the most popular. In its tropical thorn forests and lagoons you’ll be able to spot leopards, elephants, sloth bears, water, buffaloes, and flamingos among many other species.
Uda Walawe, however, is a fantastic sanctuary too and often compared with some of the most famous national parks in East Africa, at least for elephants. This huge chunk of savannah grassland centred on the Uda Walawe reservoir is the closest Sri Lanka East Africa. There are herds of buffalo, sambar deer, crocodiles, masses of birds, and Indian elephants.
Travelisto’s Discover Sri Lanka Tour includes safari experiences in Yala National Park or Uda Walawe. If you’d like to learn more about this amazing sanctuaries, plan ahead of your trip, book the Discover Sri Lanka Tour, or start planning your own tailor-made experience with the help of our travel experts, please let us know and we’ll be happy to help you craft the perfect holiday in Sri Lanka based on your personal likes and dislikes, time, and budget.
We know Sri Lanka from personal experience and have done ourselves most of the activities we recommend here. If you’d like more information, tips and advice, and help planning and booking your holiday in Sri Lanka, feel free to get in touch by chat, phone, videoconference, or email. We are always here to help.
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