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National Parks

Sri Lanka has a number of National Parks. Some are more notorious than others. Our favorite parks are Udawalawe, Minneriya and Yala. 

Udawalawe National Park  

Sri Lanka is lucky enough to boasts its own big five – blue whale, sperm whale, leopard, elephant and sloth bear. See the largest mammal on land and in sea within just a few hours of each other. For a slice of safari adventure en route to the sunny south coast, take a 4x4 through Jungle Book-esque Udawalawe National Park, centred around a huge reservoir with herds of Asian elephants.

Minneriya National Park  

Further north, a stone’s throw from Sigiriya, explore the forest and wetlands of Minneriya National Park, home to elephants, flocks of bird life, macaques, sambar deer, buffalo, crocodiles and the occasionally-spotted leopard.

Yala National Park  

On the south-east coast, the ever popular Yala National Park is best visited from January to August. Stretching across 1,200sq km, the park provides a wonderful opportunity to see crocodiles, Asian elephant, jackals, over 400 bird species and, if luck is on your side, the elusive leopard.

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