Immersive leopard and sloth bear safari experience – Wilpattu National Park [4 - 5 hours]
Wilpattu National Park is the largest national park in Sri Lanka but has fewer visitors compared to the Yala National Park. This offers you less crowded wildlife encounters. The Sri Lankan leopard is a recognised subspecies of the Indian leopard and is currently the largest species of leopard living in Asia. The Wilpattu National Park is known for its numerous opportunities to film and photograph these wonderful animals that are often seen lying beside the park’s many villus. Wilpattu is also home to Sri Lankan sloth bears, which are highly threatened. Less than 1,000 of them are currently living in the wild.
You will meet: Eco team - wilpattu camp [SID: 2]
|Availability: 365 days of the year|
|Starting time : Morning: 6:00 a.m. /Afternoon: 2.30 p.m.|
|Meeting point: Hunuwilagama entrance of the Wilpattu National Park.|
|Experienced local guide|
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Tour In Brief
You will first meet up with the Sri Lanka Day Tours crew and your Safari Guide at the gate entrance to the Wilpattu National Park. For the morning half-day tour, the starting time will be at 6 a.m. while the afternoon tour begins at 2.30 p.m.
After entering the national park with your guide in a jeep, you will be able to spot several species of birds and other animals that have made their homes in this sanctuary. Your safari could be more focused on leopards, sloth bears, birds etc. depending on your interests.
You will be taken through most of the Wilpattu National Park (Block 1), covering the wetlands, grasslands, forest patches, etc. We will make longer stops at certain watering holes for unique photography opportunities.
We will stop at a designated spot overlooking the lake where you can get down, stretch your legs and enjoy a cup of tea/coffee prepared by our crew.
Finishing the Safari, either round 11 a.m. or around 6 p.m. you will be dropped at the park entrance.