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The Call of the Wild

They say that a leopard never changes its spots. Why not come see for yourself in one of Asia’s largest and most exciting national parks in this Island country.  You may even catch a glimpse of the dazzling peacock as he dances to impress a mate, the bashful sloth bear hiding in the bush or the majestic lone elephant as he crosses your path on his way to the watering-hole.

Vankalai, in the Mannar district, with its numerous bird species has been declared a sanctuary by the Department of Wild Life Conservation (DWLC), a first in the area since the armed conflict erupted in the north several decades ago. This sanctuary, partly a Wetland, comprises Puliyantivu island, Tiruketiswaram, Pallimunai, Vankalai…
Bundala is the birdwatcher's celestial home located 246km from Colombo. The best time to visit Bundala is from August to April, during this time almost 20,000 shore birds can be sighted. The water bodies and the swamp mud provides guarded nesting and feeding place for wintering birds. The main attractions…
Minneriya National Park is a national park in North Central Province of Sri Lanka. The area was designated as a national park on 12 August 1997, having been originally declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1938.The reason for declaring the area as protected is to protect the catchments of Minneriya…
Sinharaja (11,250 ha), is the jewel of the last remaining virgin rainforest crown in country is located in the wet zone of the country. The primeval Sinharaja covers 8900 hectares of breathtakingly beautiful, continuous forest.Sinharaja Forest Reserve is considered one of the most important natural habitats in Sri Lanka. This…
The largest national park in the country, The unique feature of this park is the existence of “Willus” (Natural lakes) - Natural, sand-rimmed water basins or depressions that fill with rainwater. Located in the Northwest coast lowland dry zone of Sri Lanka. The park is located 30km west Anuradhapura and…
Kumana National Park in Sri Lanka is renowned for its avifauna, particularly its large flocks of migratory waterfowl and wading birds. The park is 391 kilometers (243 mi) southeast of Colombo on Sri Lanka's southeastern coast. Kumana is contiguous with Yala National Park Kumana was formerly known as Yala East…
Horton Plains National Park is a protected area in the central highlands of Sri Lanka and is covered by montane grassland and cloud forest. This plateau at an altitude of 2,100–2,300 metres (6,900–7,500 ft) is rich in biodiversity and many species found here are endemic to the region. This region…
Yala National Park or Ruhuna National Park is the second largest and most visited national park in Sri Lanka. Yala is situated in the southeast region of the country, and lies in Southern Province and Uva Province. The park covers 979 square kilometres (378 sq mi) and is about 300…