Wasgamuwa National Park is situated in an area of approximately 37,000 hectares flanked by thick tropical forests with an abundant mix of fauna and vegetation. The climate is hot and humid with temperatures of around 27 centigrade, very much similar to the dry zone. Predominately rain falls twice a year between October and February and from March to May. The park offers super trekking prospects for ardent hikers and is blessed with an array of altitudes and terrains affording the visitor a chance to encounter a diverse biodiversity all within a single habitation.
You can be rest assured that a visit to the park is time well spent as there is varied wildlife to get a glimpse of; monkeys, deer, buffalos, leopards, sloth bears, mugger crocodiles, water monitors, pythons and estuarine crocodiles to name but a few is a sure to delight the ardent lover of wildlife. Around 140 species of birds, many endemic are known to exist within the serene environs of the park which is an ideal place to visit for birdwatchers.