The beaches of Sri Lanka have been stealing the spotlight away from the various other things that this captivating island has to offer. One of the thrilling experience is to go on a safari in one of the many national parks in Sri Lanka. Adventure tours in Sri Lanka are becoming popular by the day, however. Some of the best places to go on safari are Yala , Wasgamuwa , Wilpattu , Udawalawe, Gal Oya, Bundala , Kavudulla , Horton Plains, Maduru Oya as well as Minneriya. One of the tour operators that can cover most of these parks and can organize a trip to them with ease is Walkers Tours.
Yala National is one of the famous stops for safari lovers. The second largest national in the country , it is also home to the highest density of leopard in the world. The park belongs to the dry zone and the temperatures in the park go up beyond 30 degrees. There is also a population of elephants as well as other wildlife and fauna in the park.
The Wasgamuwa park is more of a “refugee camp” as it provided refuge to most displaced animals during the Mahaweli development period. It is one the places where one can find large numbers of elephants in Sri Lanka.
Wilpattu is famous for its lakes known as “Villus” , located on the north-west coast , it is the largest and oldest national park in the country. It is also a great place to be if you are into bird watching.
Udawalawe is one of the reserves that is famous for its elephant population. Endangered animals such as Sambar deer and leopard too can be seen here.
There is a wide range of flora and fauna in Sri Lanka , taking a safari to one of this national park is the perfect way to explore them !
Filled with wanderlust that seeks to explore distant shores and captivated by the colors and vibrancy of exotic cultures, Kanya Mae writes on the beautiful, exciting, and enchanting wonders of the world. She is a writer who not only has a passion for travel, but also has a background in fashion, art and media.