Wilpattu National Park, Sri Lanka
Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Witness the plethora of wildlife at Wilpattu National Park. Established in 1938, the park was closed in 2003 following security concerns, but has now re-opened 25 percent of its 131,693 hectares (325,420 acres) of land for exploration. You'll have the opportunity to see over 31 mammalian species--many of them categorized as threatened--in their natural habitat. Watch as crocodiles stalk the waters, and leopards roam the bush. Bring along your binoculars to get a closer look at the many examples of the rich avian life here, including wetland species like the white ibis and garganey, as well as the Sri Lanka junglefowl, painted stork, and many others. Use our Wilpattu National Park trip builder to visit Wilpattu National Park on your trip to Wilpattu National Park, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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What a place on the earth... this park is just wild. The best is to go early in the morning at 6 so that you can see as many as animals. We have seen about 35 different animals including a leopard sle... read more »
If you just want a quick peek at Sri Lankan wildlife, I believe Yala is an easier place to go. But if you want to see what a real jungle looks like and you have the patience to seek out the animals, W... read more »
Hi guys this is the best place to enjoy the wild life, and We took a full day safari and this place is full of nature, and excitement. For everyone who is willing to go their I would recommend to take... read more »
Thusitha ruwan dissanayaka
Nice and beautiful place to see in sri lanka nice wildlife and ntchural jungle with ntchural water ponds same are fresh water and same of them sea water
The main aim is to see the leopards, and it depends on your luck. Two trips available. Full day and half day. Must try for full day as it covers even Thambapanni.
Took a Tuk Tuk because its much cheaper and saw elephants, crocs, a fox, eagles, and a bunch of stranded Srilankans on the road.
Its gteat supub
This is the best place to see wild animals in there normal habitat. Because of vast open area near lakes and ponds you will see lots of animal easily. If we save this for our future generations, they will be more delighted than us.
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