Safari at Wilpattu National Park
AVAILIBILITY: YEAR AROUND
SAFARI OPTIONS: HALF DAY, FULL DAY, 1 NIGHT (2 DAYS), 2 NIGHTS (3 DAYS) & TAILOR MADE
ACCOMDATION OPTIONS: CAMPING
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. There are 30 recorded species of mammals in the Wilpattu National Park. These include the Sri Lankan Elephant, Sri Lankan Leopard, Sri Lankan Sloth Bear, and Spotted deer, Water Buffalo, Sambar, Mongoose, Mouse and Shrew. Visitors flock to the Park mostly in the hope of seeing the Leopard and the Sloth Bears.
The Sri Lankan Sloth Bear is a highly threatened species with less than a 1000 numbers surviving in the wild. There are many Villu and lakes at Wilpattu. These are identified as the main topographical features and are importance to resident and migratory water-birds.
A 4WD open-top safari is the only way to see all the wonders this protected reserve has to offer, and our experienced and knowledgeable nature guides will make this an unforgettable experience.
WHAT TO BRING:
- Lightly coloured clothing
- Sunglasses & a hat to protect against the sun
- Insect repellent
- Sun protection lotions & Lip balm
- Good camera, spare batteries, extra memory cards, cables and chargers
- Dust mask or scarf for protection against the dust