Wilpattu National Park, Sri Lanka

2.8
#70 of 182 in Parks in Sri Lanka
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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  • August 18, 2017
    We arrived at 7.45 which was probably a bit late but we had a lovely experience. We booked a jeep in advance which saved us Rs 4000 compared to booking when just showing up. Various animals such as bi...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    In the company of a trained naturalist a short morning visit yielded verified sightings of 35 different birds, 15 mammals and 2reptiles. The coast was not visited and thus potential opportunities miss...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    We booked our safari trip 4 days in advance, the price included hotel pick up, 6 hour safari and drop off. We found out that we had to make our own way to the safari as our area wasn't included in the...  more »

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