Experience a world where wild reigns supreme
PERFECT TIME FOR START : MORNING - 0600hrs | EVENING - 1400hrs
DURATION : AVAILABILITY :
• Meet Sri Lanka Mini tours representative at your hotel and you will transported to Wilpattu National park
• Start your jeep Safari
Wilpattu national park, one of the largest and oldest wild life sanctuary in Sri Lanka span an area of no less than 131,693 with altitude ranging between the sea-level and 152 meters. The unique feature of this park is the existence of "Willus" (Natural lakes) - Natural, sand-rimmed water basins or depressions that fill with rainwater. While the period of drought is only during the months of May to early September. Wilpattu is among the top national parks world renowned for its Leopard and Sloth bears population.
Wilpattu sanctuary is famous for its flora and fauna. 31 species of mammals have been identified within Wilpattu national park. Mammals that are identified as threatened species living within the Wilpattu National Park are the elephant (Elephas maximus), Sloth bear (Melursus ursinus), leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya) and water Buffalo (Bubalus bubalis). Sambhur, spotted deer, mongoose, mouse and shrew are more of Wilpattu's residents. The Villus support a wide range of birdlife: endemic birds include the Ceylon Junglefowl, Brown-capped Babbler, Ceylon Woodshrike and Black-capped Bulbul in riverine habitats.
Countless species of birds can be found and the park plays host to numerous winter migrants from November to March, while menacing crocodiles top the list of reptiles.
Butterflies recorded include the Great Eggfly, Blue Mormon, Common Mormon, Common Rose Great Orange Tip, Glad-eye Bushbrown, Blue Mormon, Common Mormon, Common Rose and Crimson Rose.
The park renowned for its history, The Mahavansa records that in 543 BC Prince Vijaya landed at Tambapanni now known as Kudrimalai Point (Horse Point), married Kuweni and founded the Sinhala nation. In 1905 the area was designated a sanctuary and in 1938 it was upgraded to the National Park status.
Sri Lanka Mini tours (SLMT) offers exclusive safari tour for all kind of age who is fond of experience wild life of Sri Lanka. Our knowledge local experience naturalists will unforgettable experience with information on the different sites you visit.
Full day game drive upon request
What to bring
• Sun Hat
• All participants will be given a safety briefing.
• The importance of listening to the guide.
• Always stay in the van, truck, Boat or 4WD
• Keep your voices down.
• Don’t feeding to wild animals.
Be a responsible traveler with your every step to save the future