An all-inclusive, morning private Jeep safari in Wilpattu national park, a popular Leopard watching destination in Sri Lanka.
Wilpattu National Park is located 180 km north of Colombo, bordering the northwestern coast of the country, and is the largest wildlife national park in Sri Lanka. It is also the oldest with a rich historical past behind it. According to chronological accounts, it is believed that Prince Vijaya (who came from East India in 543 BC and landed in Sri Lanka by accident) at Thambapanni near Mannar, now known as Kudrimale Point (Horse Point) was the founder of the Sinhalese nation.
Packed with exciting wildlife, Wilpattu is waiting to be explored, a private safari in Wilpattu National Park is a MUST when you travel in Sri Lanka! The varying habitats have attracted many species of wildlife, both resident and migrant. 31 species of mammals have been identified; some of them being Leopard (a favorite amongst visitors), Sloth Bear, Elephant, Spotted, and Barking Deer, Sambur, Wild Boar, and even Crocks. It is also home to an abundance of endemic birdlife such as the Jungle Fowl, Painted Stork, Owl, Terns, Gulls, Eagles, Heron, and the winter migrants who are home for short periods within the nature reserve. Butterflies such as the Blue and Common Mormons, Common Rose, and Crimson Rose amongst many other species can be seen vividly fluttering around. On top of the list of reptiles is the Mugger Crocodile followed by Monitor Lizards, Python, Cobra, Rat Snake along with Star Tortoise, Pond turtle and Soft-shelled Turtle amongst many others.
The morning safari in Wilpattu National Park starts at 6 AM from Wilpattu National Park's Hunuwilgama Gate (Main Gate). This is a private safari tour in Wilpattu national park which includes a jeep with the driver, park entrance fees, park taxes, and lite refreshments such as water, cookies, and fruit juice. This morning safari in Wilpattu finishes by 11 AM at the park gate (Main gate).
During the morning Jeep Safari in Wilpattu National Park, our key focus will be spotting Leopards and Sloth Bears in addition to other species such as Spotted Deer, Crocodiles, Elephants, Samber Deer, and many varieties of birds. For the keen bird watchers, a safari in Wilpattu National park cannot be missed in their bird-watching tour itinerary.
We offer free pick up and drop from all hotels in the Wilpattu area for this morning safari in Wilpattu National Park.
Itinerary of morning safari in Wilpattu National Park,