The somewhat small tropical wonderland of Sri Lanka contains many a breathtaking wildlife reserves, but that will always stand a cut above the rest, especially when it comes to popularity is the Udawalawe National park. The most noteworthy quality of the park is the ease in which anyone can spot an elephant within the wildlife reserve mainly due to the fact that it is located in an area consisting of mostly dry savannah instead of the dense rainforest Sri Lanka is more famous for. This lack of dense vegetation makes it incredibly easy to spot the various creatures that inhabit the wildlife reserve.
There are various places to spend your stay in Sri Lanka if you’re looking to embark on a visit to Sri Lanka to check out the legendary Udawalawe National Park, with options ranging from budget-friendly to compete luxury properties. An example of the latter is boutique hotel Cantaloupe Levels which is located a short distance from the park that lists the reserve on their repertoire of things to do in Unawatune.
The range of species within the park is immense, both in terms of variety and number. On any given day, a visitor will be able to glimpse herds of wild buffaloes, sambar deer and leopards. The park itself is also rather large, and covers an area of one hundred and twenty square miles. The Udawalawe National Park has been likened to and rated as being better than its counterparts in Africa, and has been viewed to surpass the African parks especially when it comes to Elephant watching.
If adventure is what you seek, take a trip to the most visited wildlife reserve in Sri Lanka and embark on a half-day journey into a wilderness densely populated with majestic beasts of all shapes and sizes that are guaranteed to reveal themselves to you.
Shehera Fioni is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Catalina Forbes. Her content is based on many thrilling escapades offered to travellers across the world.