Considering a Sri Lankan wildlife safari adventure tour? Consult our team of travel experts who will help you plan your trip on a budget, or take you on a luxury safari if so required. You'll certainly get to see all the wildlife and tropical birds you've never dreamed of seeing - including of course the famous but elusive Leopard, while at the same time taking in our natural brilliance of Sri Lanka, fauna and flora under clear skies.
There are so many thrilling wildlife safaris you could choose from, and you'll find that most are suitable for families. You'll see a lot of elephants and birds, be able to take lots of photographs, as well as experience our unique ever smiling mix of people and cultures. You'll simply have a great time here!
A wide range of National Parks, nature reserves and safari lodges and camps have been established throughout Sri Lanka, covering vast areas of bio-diverse terrain, all the way from Willpattu National Park in the north of the country, down to Yala National Park in the south with many others in between. Plenty of wildlife for you to see and lots to do, and no, not about hunting that was done away with about a century ago, after the Sri Lankan elephant population were decimated by big western game hunters. You're out there to enjoy, get close to and photograph Sri Lankan wildlife and birds in their natural environment. On your Sri Lankan safari Tour you'll also tour through some outstanding scenery.
Travelling into the jungles of Sri Lanka with camps set deep within the national parks is yet an undiscovered treasure, whether you select to stay and observe wildlife in your camp under a tree reading a book and sipping a drink of your choice waiting for them to appear, or taking a short walk to the best spots within the area under the guidance of our experts. Tented Safari camping in Sri Lanka is an ideal way to savour the splendour of the island from one of the many spots available for such wildlife safari camps. The game reserves of Sri Lanka are best savoured from such a camp than trudging up and down from a hotel! You may select a tour from a wide range of tours or enjoy one tailor made just for you. Observing nature and its diversity is best done in our opinion in one such camps, whether its fauna, flora, bird watching or even interacting with the local indigenous people “Veddha’s”.
The most popular and most visited National Park in Sri Lanka due to its high Leopard density. Yala is 5 to 6 hours drive from Colombo, Closest towns to the park are Tissamaharama and Kirinda. Park is open from 6 AM to 6 PM, mode of visiting is by a safari Jeep.
Udawalawe National Park is known for its Elephants. Loads of Elephants can be seen in close quarters. Udawalawe is 4 hours drive from Colombo. Park is open from 6 AM to 6 PM, most hotels are located near the park entrance.
The most beautiful national park of Sri Lanka. Thick jungle and vast amount of lakes. Another popular place to see Leopards. Wilpattu is 5 hours driver from Colombo. Closest main town is Anuradhapura which is 1 hour drive away. Park is open from 6 AM to 6 PM.
Situated north of Kandy and it is 3 hours drive from Kandy and Dambulla, Sigiriya and Habarana. Park is less crowded and good place to see wild Elephants. Open from 6 AM to 6 PM.
Most popular National Park in Sri Lanka to see large herds of Elephants, even close 300 to 400 Elephants at once. Park is reachable within 45 minutes drive from Habarana, Sigiriya and Dambulla. 2 hours from Kandy. Open from 6 AM to 6PM .
The number one bird watching place. A RAMSAR important water body, located very close to Yala National Park and 1 hour drive from Yala. Go for bird watching from 6 AM to 10 AM and 3 PM to 6 PM.
Kumana is the eastern side of Yala Nationa Park, popular for birds and thick wild jungle. Entry is from Panama village, about 1 1/2 hours drive from Arugam Bay. Mostly Elephants and birds.
Popular for Swimming Elephants who swim across the large lake to small islands located in the middle of the lake for food. The only place where you could go safari by boat. The park is 3 hours drive from Kandy.
The Horton Plains National Park is situated in the Central Province, 32 km from Nuwara Eliya and 187.4 km from Colombo.
The Lunugamwehera National Park is situated in the Uva and Southern Provinces and is 261km southwest of Colombo. It is identified as a vital habitat for both aquatic birds and elephants.
The Kaudulla National Park is situated in the North Central Province, 197 km from Colombo. Kaudulla National Park with its dry evergreen forest is recognized as an important birding destination.
Popularly known as the Sinharaja Rain Forest it is situated in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka at a distance of 172.1 km from Colombo. It is a biodiversity hotspot and recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The Knuckles Forest Reserve is situated in the Central Province in the districts of Matale and Kandy and is 178km from Colombo.
The Kitulgala Forest Reserve is situated in the South of Sri Lanka in the district of Kegalle in the Sabaragamuwa Province and is located 95km from Colombo.
The Pigeon Island Marine Sanctuary is situated in the Eastern Province close to Trincomalee and is located 312km from Colombo.
The Anawilundawa Bird Sanctuary is situated in the Puttalam District in the North Western Province and located 97km from Colombo.
The Talangama Wetland is situated in the outskirts of Colombo close to the administrative capital of Sri Jayawardenepura making it a convenient birding destination for those who may not have the time to travel far, yet want to enjoy a fulfilling birding experience in Sri Lanka.
The Kanneliya National Park is situated in the district of Galle and located 116km from Colombo.