Sri Lanka Wildlife Tour: The Complete Guide


wildlife tour in sri lankaPlanning a wildlife tours in Sri Lanka? Sri Lanka, an island surrounded by the beautiful blue waters is situated in the Indian Ocean, giving easy access from any country across the world. This tropical country is blessed with a wonderful climate ranging from the warm suburbs to the cold hill country, a gorgeous coast and a beach line surrounding the country, a treasured wildlife and endangered animals, a history that can be traced back to hundreds of years and many more. Thus it is one of the most celebrated tourist destinations amongst the travelers all around the world.

Truly the Wonder of Asia, don’t you think?

Among so many other wonders of this country, one of the main reasons why the tourists visit this beauty of an island is its wildlife. The wildlife of Sri Lanka includes, wild animals in their natural habitat, flora and fauna that is endangered. So if you are planning on to experience an excitement filled Sri Lankan Wildlife Tour you have come to the best place. Our staff will assist and advice you to choose a package to meet your needs and most importantly your budget from a range of excitement filled Sri Lanka Wildlife Tour Packages.

Once you enter the country you will have a wide variety of Sri Lanka Wildlife holiday schemes to choose from, ranging from thrilling safari rides to leisure camping near waterfalls; so here is some food for thought.

The national parks of Ceylon are the best places to visit if you want to experience the wild animals in their natural inhabitants, to name a few,

Sri Lanka Wildlife Tours Locations

  • Yaala
  • Udawalawe
  • Wilpattu
  • Kumana
  • Wasgamuwa
  • Minneriya
  • Bundala
  • Horton Plains
  • Gal oya
  • Lunugamvehera
  • Kaudulla
  • Sinharaja
  • Knuckles
  • Kithulgala
  • Kanneliya

Yaala National Park

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This is must in your wildlife holidays in Sri Lanka. Yaala National Park consists of six national parks and three wildlife sanctuaries and is situated in the city of Hambantota, which is only 260 km to the South East of Colombo.

Yaala, is renowned as the most visited national park of the country given its geographical location, the climate and above all the dense leopard population.

You can hop on a jeep and have a safari ride in and about the forest, this will give you an unforgettable experience and a look through the natural lifestyle of the wild animals such as the majestic Elephant, the elusive Sri Lankan Leopard, the always chattering monkeys, and bear, and also hundreds of different species of birds, reptiles, butterflies and many more.


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The Udawalawe National Park is situated in the Uva Province in the city of Monaragala which is only a five hour drive from Colombo.

The majestic Elephant plays a major role in the wildlife of Sri Lanka. They can be easily sighted unlike the other wild animals given the high population. Thus if you are an elephant enthusiast and is looking for a place to have a wildlife experience udawalawe National park is the ideal.

Apart from the heard of wild elephants you can also witness wild boars, buffalos, deer, and many other endangered and unique species of wild animals such as black napped hare, endemic Toque Macaque and Gray langurs.
Moreover the Sri Lanka Wildlife Holidays offer you the opportunity to enjoy wildlife camping schemes to meet your budget and the time that you can spend on your vacation.


This is situated about four hours away from Colombo in the City of Putlam about 30 km west to Anuradhapura, and is considered as the most beautiful national park of the country. So don’t forget to visit this beautiful park while you are in your Wildlife Tour in Sri Lanka.

The best time to visit wilpattu would be in October, and while you are on your safari ride you will be able to witness the famous Sri Lankan wildlife’s such as the Elephant, the Leopard, the sloth bear and the deer. Moreover will also be able to witness endangered species of birds, plants and flowers.


This is situated in the Eastern part of the Wilpattu National Park, and is mostly famous for being the home for a large number of endangered bird species and also migrant birds, especially the waterfowl and the wading birds. These birds nest during the month of May in the bushes of mangroves and in the month of June the new birds are born.

The park is bounded on the South by the Kumbukkan oya where the main camping site for bird watching is situated. There are Wildlife tour packages so as to provide you with vintage and yet luxurious stay while camping.

Contact Olanka Travels to arrange Sri Lanka wildlife tour packages.

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