Sri Lanka the country has been recognized as one of the ten global bio diverse hotspots in the world. Beautiful Sri Lanka, situated in the tropical waters of the Indian Ocean has the most amazing wildlife to explore where we have provided you the best solution for this, Safari Tours. We are covering the best and wonderful national parks and mountain ranges located in this exotic island allowing you to enjoy the Sri Lankan wildlife including the activities like hiking, birds watching and camping. The biological diversity in this little island has an unbelievable proportion where most are endemic and where most of the places are full of wonderful creatures. Following are the places where you will be explored in this beautiful country where most of them are National parks, Villages and greeny mountains ranges.
Wasgamuwa National Park is located in between two districts of Matale and Polonnaruwa at a distance about 250 km away from Colombo. Tropical dry mixed evergreen forest characterized by tall and endemic trees. Wasgamuwa National Park’s climatic conditions are that of the dry zone. Wildlife includes Purple faced langur monkeys, wild boar, sambar and spotted deer, buffalo and leopards and sloth bears mugger crocodile, and python. Remains of a number of small rainwater reservoirs and ruins of temples reveal that the region of Wasgamuwa National Park and was once home to prosperous villages. The ruins estimated to be about 2000 years old features a reclining Buddha statue at Buduruwayaya.
Minneriya National Park is located in the east side of the island in Habarana area where the famous Minneriya tank is situated which was built by King Mahasen. Minneriya is also popular for the largest annual gathering of mighty elephants in the world. They are most numerous from July to October, peaking in August and September when water elsewhere dries up and as many as three hundred or more come to the tank’s to drink, bathe and feed on the fresh grass that grows up from the lake bed as well as to find the mates for themselves. Other than elephants animal likes sambar, spotted deer, macaque and purple-faced langur monkeys, sloth bears and leopards with enormous number of eddemic birds can be observe throught the year.
The newest park in Sri Lanka the Kawdulla National Park is opened in 2002 just before the massive Wilpattu reopened. It is a park with wildlife reserve and eco-tourism attraction which is situated around the Kaudulla tank. It is park which is spread more than 6656 hectare for elephant corridor where only 6 km from off the main Habarana - Trincomalee road. Park provides fantastic opportunities to see many elephants at close range and also the park has become a popular destination for wildlife safaris that also take in leopards, sambar deer and the sloth bear.
Willpattu is unique national park in Sri Lanka because of its existence of natural water basin lakes that will with rain water. Nearly sixty tanks can be found in this park where it is the largest and the oldest national park of Sri Lanka. Wilpattu is also famous for a unique creature the ‘Sri Lankan leopard” which is also known as Panthera padus kotiya where high in population as a endemic animal. This park is located in the dry zone of the island which 30 km away from Anuradhapura city. This park spread out to an area of 131,693 of hectares and 152 meters above the sea level. Wilpattu Safari Camp is an all-inclusive; campsite near to to the Wilpattu National Park which will bring you great experience in five acres of wooded forest, tucked between seasonal village rice fields.
Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka which is situated about 300 km away from the Colombo. This park is spread around 378sq.mi and located in between Uwa and southern province of Sri Lanka. The park consists of five blocks, two of which are now open to the public and also adjoining parks. This park was designated as a wildlife sanctuary in 1900, and best known for its variety of wild creatures. Yala also hosts for several ecosystems ranging from moist monsoon forests to freshwater and marine wetlands providing best habitats for distinct and endemic creatures in Sri Lanka. Ancient pilgrimages like Sithulpawwa and Magul wiharaya are situated within the park providing the great ancient civilization in Sri Lanka.
We assure that Night Safari in this exotic island will bring you wonderful and unforgettable experience. If you are looking for something a little different and off the beaten track, then consider a night safari in national parks in Sri Lanka which will bring you an amazing night experience. It offers you the opportunity of exploring the beauty of nature bathed in moonlight while seeing nocturnal animal in their daily night routines. This provides the opportunity for visitors to appreciate and value the treasures of nature in different way than exploring in the noon time. You are simply exposed to the wildlife habitats of owls, jungle cats even the leopards where the sounds made by numerous little creatures can be heard and the animals that roam the jungle at night could be sighted.