Book a morning, afternoon, or full-day safari, and meet your personal driver-guide at Wilpattu National Park. Head inside (own expense), board your private 4x4, and explore the dirt trails around the reserve, Sri Lanka’a biggest wildlife sanctuary.As you explore, learn about the reserve’s geography and species from your guide, and scan the forests, grasslands, lakes, and brush. Keep your camera ready for sightings of leopards, usually spotted near the lakes, and sloth bears; and watch for elephants, deer, jackals, wild pig, and water buffalo.Look, too, for wetland birds like Storks, spoonbills, and egrets, including migratory species (November-March), and perhaps spot reptiles like mugger crocodiles, monitor lizards, snakes, and the rare Indian star tortoise. Other species include pond and soft-shelled turtles, and varieties of butterfly like the Blue Mormon and Crimson Rose.Your safari concludes when you disembark your 4x4 at the park entrance.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Wilpattu National Park, Anuradhapura, North Central ProvinceSeek out Sri Lanka’s native wildlife, including leopards and elephants, on a private safari at Wilpattu National Park. Aboard a comfortable, private 4x4 with a driver-guide, roam the forest, grassland, and lakeside trails of the island’s biggest national park. Watch for Sri Lankan leopards, sloth bears, monitor lizards, and crocodile, and see everything from deer and wetland birds to turtles. Admission at own expense, with a choice of a morning, afternoon, or Full day safari.Duration: 4 hours