Our tailor-made Sri Lanka wildlife & national park tours cover the best wildlife viewing areas and national park activities in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka has 22 National Parks and 8 World Heritage sites. Sri Lanka’s Yala National Park is known to have the highest density of leopards in the world. National parks and bird sanctuaries, particularly in the southern and central zones, have the best opportunities to see animals in their natural habitat. Almost all parks are easily accessed and can be enjoyed at many levels from enjoying the spectacular scenery to venturing deep into the trails. If visiting our national parks or learning about and viewing our unique wildlife is what interests you then get your plans underway by contacting the team at Youlanka Travels Sri Lanka
Minneriya National Park – Youlanka Travels
SRI LANKA IS HOME TO MANY ANIMALS INCLUDING LEOPARDS, ELEPHANTS, TURTLES AND BLUE WHALES WHICH ARE THE MAIN ATTRACTIONS
YALA NATIONAL PARK
Yala is Sri Lanka’s most famous national park. Forming a total area of 1268 sq km of scrub, light forest, grassy plains, and brackish lagoons, it’s very rich in wildlife and you’re virtually certain to encounter elephants, crocodiles, buffaloes, and monkeys. Plan your trip carefully, however – such is Yala’s appeal that the main tracks and viewing spots can be crowded.
Leopard Yala – Youlanka Travels
KAUDULLA NATIONAL PARK
Wander along with the evergreen forests and luxuriate in the majestic beauty of Sri Lanka’s wildlife when you visit Kaudulla National Park. Nestled in the historic city of Polonnaruwa, the Kaudulla National Park presents travelers the opportunity to explore the glorious sights of Sri Lanka and capture the stunning beauty of the island’s most popular mammal – the elephant.
Declared as a national park in 2002, Kaudulla is Sri Lanka’s newest wildlife reserve. With its 6.656 hectares of land, it is located on an elephant corridor between Somawathie Chaitiya and Minneriya National Parks. Home to deer, leopards, and sloths, it is especially known for its elephant population, where more than 200 elephants can be found between the months of August and December for what is popularly known as the ‘Elephant Gathering’.
Kaudulla National Park – Youlanka Travels
KITULGALA Kitulgala is a popular adventure-sports centre located amid thickly forested hills. Most visitors are the young and energetic of Colombo, but foreign visitors are also starting to discover the region’s white-water rafting, jungle trekking, birdwatching and cave exploration.The town’s other main claim to fame is that David Lean filmed his 1957 Oscar-winning epic Bridge on the River Kwai here on the banks of the Kelaniya Ganga, though there’s little physical evidence left to see.A few kilometres from Kitulgala is a large cave system where the 28,500-year-old remains of early humans were discovered. Many hotels in the area can arrange a guide to the caves.
Kitulgala Water rafting – Youlanka Travels
SINHARAJA RAIN FOREST Sinharaja is the country’s last viable area of primary tropical rainforest. More than 60% of the trees are endemic and many of them are considered rare. There is much endemic wildlife, especially birds, but the reserve is also home to over 50% of Sri Lanka’s endemic species of mammals and butterflies, as well as many kinds of insects, reptiles and rare amphibians.
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PINNWALA ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants located at Pinnawala village, 13 km northeast of Kegalle town in Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka. Pinnawala has the largest herd of captive elephants in the world.