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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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  • Plenty of elephants, a tortoise and even a usually elusive sloth bear. Bird life was varied and interesting. Unfortunately guiding was poor. No leopards.  more »
  • We were very disappointed with Sri Lanka expeditions safari package as we paid a lot of money for a full day safari but only had a driver who spoke little English. We did not have a guide so drove aro...  more »
  • There supposed to be 200 elephants in this park and maybe 25 leopards. We didn't have a good guide but with the fees and the guide I personally think it's simply not worth the time and effort to go th...  more »