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Wildlife in Sri Lanka by Ceylon Travel Dream

Welcome to Ceylon Travel Dream, the premier Destination Management Agency located in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Travelers embarking on their journey with Ceylon Travel Dream are promised unforgettable experiences across the island's enchanting landscapes. The agency's primary goal is to provide holidaymakers with splendid and enjoyable tours. With a dedicated and experienced team, they offer peaceful local excursions tailored to suit every budget. From budget-friendly options to luxurious accommodations, they pride themselves on delivering quality services and personalized experiences. Their specialized tours cater to a range of interests, including photography, bird-watching, and eco-adventures. Committed to animal welfare, Ceylon Travel Dream ensures that their tours uphold ethical principles. Discover Sri Lanka responsibly with Ceylon Travel Dream.





Wildlife Tours in Sri Lanka


A bespoke travel agency in Sri Lanka specializes in meticulously planned wildlife tours led by an experienced local team. Their goal is to provide authentic wildlife experiences guided by knowledgeable locals. They enhance these experiences with unique wildlife lodges like tent safari camps and jungle lodges. As Sri Lankan wildlife experts, they reveal hidden gems, ensuring each tour is an authentically crafted adventure. Sri Lanka boasts thrilling wildlife safaris, where travelers encounter diverse species, including elephants and birds, amidst rich cultural diversity. With numerous national parks and safari lodges across the country, there's no shortage of opportunities to explore nature's wonders.


Best Location for Wildlife Tours in Sri Lanka


Yala National Park

Sri Lanka's Yala National Park, the second-largest on the island, is a pride of the nation, boasting remarkable biodiversity. Efforts to conserve its wildlife have been commendable. Home to majestic leopards and tusker elephants, Yala offers unparalleled wildlife experiences across its 979 km2 expanse. The park encompasses diverse ecosystems, including freshwater and marine wetlands, and dense monsoon forests. With 215 bird species and 44 mammals, including a high density of leopards, Yala is a haven for nature enthusiasts. Situated amidst other national parks, it also holds two significant pilgrimage sites. Yala's accessibility, divided into five blocks with four entrance points, welcomes visitors, with Block 1's Palatupana entry being the most frequented.





Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park, the third most popular in Sri Lanka, is a renowned tourist destination situated near Yala National Park. Established in 1972 across 308.21 km2, it serves as a sanctuary for wildlife displaced by the construction of the Udawalawe Reservoir. Located approximately 165 km from Colombo, the park is celebrated for its diverse fauna and flora, including water birds and Sri Lankan Elephants. Visitors can encounter various animals, from fish to reptiles, amidst its picturesque landscapes.

 

Bundala National Park

Most famous for its international recognition as a wintering ground of migratory waterbirds, Bundala National Park in Sri Lanka covers 14.28 km2. Declared a national park in January 1993, it is located 245 km southeast of Colombo. Renowned for hosting large flocks of flamingoes migrating through the park, Bundala is home to diverse fauna, flora, and wildlife. Visitors can spot numerous species, including waterfowl, large waterbirds, Asian elephants, leopards, spotted deer, and wild boar amidst its picturesque landscapes.





Wilpattu National Park

Wilpattu National Park, Sri Lanka's oldest and largest, is renowned as the prime location to witness the Sri Lankan Leopard in its natural habitat. Hosting 30 mammal species, including the Sri Lankan Elephant and Sloth Bear, Wilpattu's biodiversity is exceptional. With the Sri Lankan Sloth Bear facing endangerment with fewer than 1000 wild populations, the park's Villus and lakes serve as vital habitats for resident and migratory waterbirds. Explore this protected reserve on a 4WD open-top safari for an unforgettable experience guided by knowledgeable experts.


Kumana National Park

Kumana National Park, spanning 18,149 hectares in the southeast corner of Sri Lanka's capital city, is a renowned eco-tourism destination. Serving as an essential bird sanctuary, it harbors diverse bird species, with its most notable feature being the Kumana Villu, a 200-hectare natural swamp lake fed by the Kumukkan Oya. This mangrove swamp hosts nesting water birds like spoonbills and pelicans, alongside the rare black-necked Stork. Home to elephants and leopards, Kumana's vegetation primarily comprises mangrove, kumbuk, and karan trees, making it a must-visit for birdwatchers in Sri Lanka.


Minneriya National Park

Minneriya Safari Park, also known as Minneriya National Park, stands as a beloved destination for wildlife holidays and family adventures in Sri Lanka. Spanning 8,890 hectares, it encompasses the former Minneriya-Girale Sanctuary and resides in the Polonnaruwa district of the North Central Province. Renowned for its remarkable elephant gatherings, it ranks among Asia's most memorable wildlife experiences. Recognized as one of Sri Lanka's Important Bird Areas, it's an ideal spot for birdwatching trips. Serving as a sanctuary for elephants during the dry season, it plays a crucial role in long-term conservation efforts within the country's dry zone. Accessible via the Habarana-Polonnaruwa highway, Minneriya is approximately 4-5 hours from Colombo, offering a convenient addition to cultural tours.


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