Sri Lanka Wildlife Tour Package by Lanka Safe Tours

Sri Lanka Wildlife Tour Package is specially designed for travelers who love to explore wonderful wildlife in Sri Lanka. It consists of 15 days, and you can check its itinerary at the bottom of this post!

Wildlife in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a beautiful island in the Indian Ocean with an area of 65610 sq km. This little island is rich in scenic landscapes, beaches, mountains, and forest areas. That has made Sri Lanka one of the best destinations to travel to in the last few years. Along with these things, the country is superb for wildlife enthusiasts.

Sri Lanka is rich in endemic species, plants and wild animals. There are 26 national parks where tourists can explore the wildlife in Sri Lanka. Among them, Yala National Park, Wilpattu National Park, Udawalawe National Park, Sinharaja Forest Reserve, and Horton Plains are very popular wildlife hotspots among tourists. People love to visit those national parks, mainly because of their wild animal population. Leopards, elephants, sloth bears, and spotted deer are the most spotted animals among them. Apart from that, Sri Lanka is also a paradise for bird watching. You can watch blue whales and sperm whales in the surrounding Indian Ocean. Mirissa and Kalpitiya are two nice spots to explore marine wildlife in Sri Lanka.

Wildlife Safari Tours will be available in most national parks on the island. Sri Lanka is a superb destination to have this experience in Asia. But safari tours are highly popular in Africa.

Best Sanctuaries to visit During your Wildlife Tour Package in Sri Lanka

Yala National Park.

This is the most popular and well-known national park in Sri Lanka. It is the home of 44 mammalian species and 215 bird species. This destination is so famous due to its leopard population. If you are a true lover of Sri Lankan leopards, then you should not miss this place. You can capture rare pictures of leopards if you can bring a camera. This is considered the highest concentration of leopards on the globe. Apart from that, Yala is an ideal place for watching Sri Lankan elephants, sambar deer, crocodiles, and buffalos.

Yala is situated on the south-eastern side of Sri Lanka. It belongs to the dry zone in the country, some 300km away from the capital, Colombo. Drought is severe, and the average temperature is nearly 30 degrees Celsius. Yala is comprised of all the topographic features of lakes, jungles, rivers, beaches, and scrublands.

Udawalawe National Park.

Udawalawe National Park is situated in the Rathnapura district, which is 231km away from Colombo. This was established in 1972. This national park is well known for its elephants. You can watch around 100 Asian elephants here. Along with leopards, sambar deer, sloth bears, water buffaloes, and spotted deer, they can be seen here. Udawalawe is also a nice place for bird watching in Sri Lanka.

Minneriya National Park

This National Park is situated in the North-Central province of Sri Lanka. It is situated 188km away from Colombo. Minneriya is hugely popular due to its largest elephant gatherings. You can observe 150-300 Asian elephants together in the June-September time period. Minneriya Tank and its surrounding forest cover have created an ideal living environment for the wild animals. Apart from elephants, you can see deer, leopards, and 130 species of birds.

Wilpattu National Park.

Wilpattu is Sri Lanka’s largest national park. It has spread in the three districts of Puttalama, Anuradhapura, and Mannar. The distance to Wilpattu from Colombo is about 190km. There are many wetlands in this park, which is called “Villu.” You can see 50+ lakes and many grasslands here. Sloth bears, leopards, barking deer, elephants, and jungle fowl are the common wild animals in this park. Wilpattu is another superb spot for bird watching in Sri Lanka.

Horton Plains National Park.

This is a mountain forest with the highest altitude at sea level. It is situated over 2000m above sea level. You can see many mountain grasslands here. This is home to many endemic plant and animal species. The Hortain Plains national park is situated in the Nuwara Eliya district, 185km away from Colombo. This is a superb spot for bird watching and trekking. From January to March is considered the best time to visit this national park.

Sinharaja Forest Reserve

One of the UNESCO World Heritage Rainforests in Sri Lanka. There you can see a high density of plant species. It is home to over 50% of endemic mammals and butterflies. You can also see rare amphibians and insects here. For visitors, trekking in Sinharaja is an awesome experience to take.

Sri Lanka Wildlife Tour Package by Lanka Safe Tours

Lanka Safe Tours offers a 15-day wildlife tour for tourists. We hope it will fulfill all your requirements as a wildlife enthusiast. With this package, we cover all the major national parks in Sri Lanka. You can see many wild animals and plant species. As well, we take you to some of the best tourist attractions in Sri Lanka.

Here is the itinerary for our only Sri Lanka Wildlife Tour Package:

Day 1: Airport to Negombo Hotel

You will be welcomed by our Lanka Safe Tours representative at the Katunayaka Airport. Then you will check into a hotel in Negombo. It is a beach town near the airport. Your first night and dinner will be in the hotel.

Day 2: Negombo to Wilpattu National Park

On this day, you will be driven to a hotel in Wilpattu.

Day 3: Safari Day in Wilpattu National Park

You will be able to do a grand safari in Wilapptu National Park. After that, you will be back to your hotel in Wilapptu for the overnight stay.

Day 4: Wilpattu to Sigiriya

In the morning, you will do a grand safari to Minneriya National Park. Then you will be back at a hotel in Sigiriya.

Day 5: Sigiriya City Tour

You will climb Pidurangala Rock in the early morning of this day. Then you will visit Hiruwaduna village to experience Sri Lankan rural life. Later in the day, you will be back to the hotel in Sigiriya.

Day 6: Sigiriya to Kandy

You will be climbing the famous Sigiriya rock fortress in the early morning of this day. Next, you can visit Dambulla Cave Temple. Later on this day, you will visit a hotel in Kandy city for an overnight stay.

Day 7: A Day in Kandy City

On this day, you will visit Udawattakale Sactuary and the well-known Temple of the Tooth Relic.

Day 8: Kandy to Nuwara Eliya

You will be visiting the Royal Botanical Garden in Peradeniya as your first location on this day. Next, you will journey to Nuwara Eliya. The route is absolutely beautiful with waterfalls and tea plantations. During this journey, you will be able to visit a tea plantation and a tea factory. You will end the day at a hotel in Nuwara Eliya city.

Day 9: Nuwara Eliya to Tissamaharama.

You will visit Horton Plains National Park on this day. Then you will journey to Tissamaharama through Ella City. Your overnight stay will be at a hotel in Tissamaharama.

Day 10: A Day in Yala National Park

This is the day you will visit Yala National Park. It is a grand safari to the second largest national park in Sri Lanka. After the safari, you will be back at the hotel in Tissamaharama.

Day 11: Tissamaharama to Udawalawe National Park.

You will be visiting Tissamaharama to Udawalawe National Park in the morning. Then you will go on a safari tour to the national park. You will stay for one night at a hotel in Udawalawe.

Day 12: Udawalawe to Sinharaja.

Starting from Udawalawe, you will be visiting Sinharaja Rain Forest on this day. Your overnight stay will be at a hotel in Sinharaja.

Day 13: Sinharaja to Mirissa

On this day, you will be driven from Sinharaja to Mirissa. It is a coastal town in the Southern Province. Then you will visit Coconut Tree Hills, the Harbour, and the Market in the City. The day will end up at a beautiful hotel in Mirissa.

Day 14: Another Day in Mirissa

The day you go whale watching at Ocean will be an unforgettable experience for you.Later, you will be returned to the hotel in Mirissa.

Day 15: Departure Day

This day you will end your Sri Lanka Wildlife Tour with us. We will drop you off at either Colombo or Katunayaka Airport.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) by Travelers


Q: What is a Sri Lanka wildlife tour package?

A Sri Lanka wildlife tour package is a pre-arranged travel itinerary that focuses on exploring the diverse wildlife and natural habitats of Sri Lanka.

Q: What are the highlights of a Sri Lanka wildlife tour?

Sri Lanka wildlife tours typically include visits to national parks such as Yala, Wilpattu, and Udawalawe, where you can spot elephants, leopards, birds, and other wildlife. You may also have opportunities for whale watching, bird watching, and exploring rainforests.

Q: How long do Sri Lanka wildlife tours usually last?

Sri Lanka wildlife tours can range from a few days to a couple of weeks, depending on the specific package. Common durations are 7 to 10 days. But here our itinerary consists of 15 days.

Q: What can I expect to see during a Sri Lanka wildlife tour?

You can expect to see a wide variety of wildlife during a Sri Lanka wildlife tour, including elephants, leopards, sloth bears, crocodiles, deer, birds, and marine life such as whales and dolphins.

Q: Do Sri Lanka wildlife tour packages include accommodations?

Yes, most Sri Lanka wildlife tour packages include accommodations. These can range from comfortable hotels to eco-lodges located close to national parks, offering a blend of comfort and proximity to nature.

Q: Are experienced guides provided during the wildlife tours?

Yes, experienced guides are typically provided during Sri Lanka wildlife tours. They are knowledgeable about the local flora and fauna, and they enhance the tour experience by sharing insights and helping with wildlife spotting.

Q: Are meals included in Sri Lanka wildlife tour packages?

Yes, meals are usually included in Sri Lanka wildlife tour packages. Depending on the package, meals may be provided at the accommodations or at designated restaurants along the tour route.

Q: Are transportation and transfers included in the tour packages?

Yes, most Sri Lanka wildlife tour packages include transportation and transfers. This typically includes airport transfers, as well as transportation between the different wildlife destinations and national parks.

Q: What is the best time of year to go on a Sri Lanka wildlife tour?

The best time to go on a Sri Lanka wildlife tour is generally during the dry season, which spans from December to April. During this time, wildlife is more concentrated around water sources, making it easier to spot animals.

Q: Are there any specific clothing or gear requirements for a wildlife tour in Sri Lanka?

It is advisable to bring lightweight and breathable clothing, comfortable walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a rain jacket. Binoculars and a camera with a good zoom lens are also recommended for better wildlife observation and photography.

How to Book Our 15-Day Sri Lanka Wildlife Tour Package?

We believe the above itinerary provides enough details about our package. So, if you are satisfied with that, then you can book our Sri Lanka Wildlife Tour Package.

For reservations and more information, please call +9477 555 6570 or email [email protected].

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