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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Wilpattu National Park and many more Wilpattu National Park attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Wilpattu National Park online visit planner .
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  • Sorry to hear that others didn’t see much but we really enjoyed it. On our 4 hour trip we saw a leopard, monkeys, monitor lizards, crocs, mongoose, grizzle giant squirrel, water buffalo, samba deer, s...  more »
  • Our first wildlife trip in SL and pretty disappointed. Once you get to the park, there is a very long drive to get anywhere with very limited wildlife. Our drive lasted 5 hours. We are well used to Af...  more »
  • In 3 jeeps, our group took to the tacks and how the drivers spot so many interesting birds and animals as they go is amazing! They always stopped for us to get photos where possible and we all enjoyed...  more »

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33 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM SPAIN June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN June, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 42 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM CANADA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM HONG KONG June, culture, beaches, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, beaches, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Wilpattu National Park BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA April, outdoors, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL October, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 17 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM NORWAY November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Wilpattu National Park BY A USER FROM INDIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced
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