A wide range of national parks, nature reserves, and safari camps have been established throughout Sri Lanka, large areas of very diverse terrain ranging from Willpattu National Park in the North of the country Yala National Park in the south with plenty of others between. The best thing is there are safaris that you can select based on what you need to experience.
Yala national park is most famous and second largest wildlife park in Sri Lanka, where you can explore the jungle and witness some of the most beautiful animals like Sri Lankan Elephant Leopard, Sloth Bear, and Wild Water Buffalo during the 4-5 hour safari. The ideal hours to watch leopards in Yala are early in the morning from 6 am to 8 am and at the end of the day between 4 am and 6 am, usually in the sun on the rocks.
Udawalawe is the sixth largest wildlife sanctuary of Sri Lanka, where you can see large herds of elephants strolling around carefree in the park area during your 4-5 hour jeep safari. Water Buffalo, Wildboar, Spotted Deer, Sambur Deer, Jackal, Samber, Black-naped Hare, mongooses, bandicoots, foxes, the endemic Toque Macaque can be also seen during the safari in Udawalawe.
Minneriya jeep safari is one of the most popular activity among travelers where they can watch large herds of Sri Lankan elephants gather on the edges of the dry season. The 3-hour jeep safari is a valuable opportunity to observe unique and amazing wildlife in their natural habitats. May to October is the best period to visit Minneriya National Park.
Wilpattu jeep safari offers you the Leopard, Elephant, Sloth bear, Deer, endemic birds can be sighted easily during a half day safari. Wilpattu National Park guiding animal safaris, visitors are always safe, even in the heart of the wilderness.