Sri Lanka’s wildlife ranges from wild elephants and leopards to sea turtles and a vast variety of birds. 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. Stay alert for a sighting of the endangered sloth bear or leopard, watch hundreds of elephants feeding and washing in a tank or lagoon during “the gathering”; or be amazed by the egg laying sea turtles. Our tours include many possibilities for wildlife watching and birding.
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’.