national parks in sri lanka

Sri Lanka National Parks

Yala-LeopardYala National Park
The Yala National Park is easily one of the most visited national parks in Sri Lanka. This is due to the extreme prevalence of Sri Lankan Leopards that call it home. The population density is as high as one leopard per square kilometre in Block 1.
Yala National Park Safari

Udawalawe-ElephantUdawalawe National Park
The Udawalawe National Park is famed for its resident elephant population and is one of the oldest national parks in Sri Lanka. It is also instrumental in the establishment of the Elephant Transit Home which is an important project that is geared towards the conservation of elephants in Sri Lanka.

Udawalawe National Park Safari


Leopard-WilpattuWilpattu National Park
The Wilpattu National Park is the largest and oldest national park in Sri Lanka. It was widely regarded as the place to spot the Sri Lankan Leopard in its natural habitat. It is also home to endangered animals such as the Sri Lankan Sloth Bear and the Sri Lankan Elephant.

Wilpattu National Park Safari


Wasgamuwa national park - sloth bearWasgamuwa National Park
So named for the once large population of Sri Lankan Sloth Bears, the Wasgamuwa National Park still remains a haven for these highly endangered animals, though sightings are very rare. It is also noted for its diversity in terms of flora and fauna.


Elephant-MinneriyaMinneriya National Park
Minneriya National Park is mostly famed for the large numbers of Sri Lankan elephants that gather here in the dry season- there have even been herds as large 400 reported. The gathering of Elephants in Minneriya National Park is the largest seasonally recurring concentration of wild elephants found in the world.

Minneriya National Park Safari


Birds-KumanaKumana National Park
Kumana National Park is frequented by bird enthusiasts who flock to catch a glimpse of the stunning avifauna that call this park home. As it is adjacent to Yala National Park many of the animals such as the Sri Lankan Leopard and the Sri Lankan elephant can be routinely spotted too. 


Croc-BundalaBundala National Park
The Bundala National Park is widely noted for the various species of Sri Lankan avifauna that reside or migrate here. It is of particular interest for its water birds as every single species is said to visit here.


Gal-oya-birdsGal Oya National Park
The Gal Oya National Park is the only national park where it is possible to go on a boat safari in Sri Lanka. Wildlife viewing from the boat is for the various islands that dot the Senanayake Samudra (Reservoir).



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