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Wilpattu National Park, Sri Lanka

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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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  • Our main issue with Sri Lankan tourism is that the prices are continuously changing and getting more and more costly by the day. Here I'll give you a breakdown of what it cost us in Feb 2017. And ill ...  more »
  • To enjoy more you should stay at the bungalows located within the park. This is a place where me and my husband want to visit again.  more »
  • Worth a visit. Lots of lakes and wildlife. Birds galore. Deers. A highlife was a sloth Bear walking across the track. We also saw a large leopard in the trees but not fast enough with our camera for a...  more »