Waking up early in the morning and getting the first jeeps out into the parks, watching the sun rise as you bounce along the well-worn tracks of one of these beautiful sites until suddenly you are hushed into silence as a majestic bull appears out of the brush...
Sri Lanka’s many National Sanctuaries and Wild Life Reserves, especially the Yala, Wilpattu, Udawalawe and Minneriya reserves are ideal locations for a fun and exhilarating safari from elephant to leopard watching and all the other beautiful and exciting animals found in these reserves. Racing along the dirt and muddy tracks in a jeep designed to keep up the pace, many safari excursions are available at these parks for hours-on-end of excitement and adventure.
Safaris at the Yala National Park or the Ruhuna National Park located in the southeast region of the country are excellent safari spots. Yala, an important location for many species of birds is also famously known for its variety of beautiful wild animals, especially for Elephant and Leopard, Wild Boar, Sloth Bear, and Monkeys.
The Wilpattu National Park is another excellent Safari location north of Puttlam in the dry zone provides you with hours of watching many animals such as Leopard, Wild Boar, Elephant, Deer and other species of wild life.
Taking you further inland, the Udawalawe National Park borders the Sabaragamuwa and Uva Province and is yet another exciting location for Elephant, Sri Lankan Axix and Sambhur Deer, the Indian Muntjac, Wild Boar and Spotted Chevrotain, among many other animals that include the Asian Palm Civet, the Golden Jackal, Toque Macaque and the Tufted Grey Langur and a number of bird species can be seen here.
All these locations, among many others across the country will take you on a seemingly unending adventure as you ride the wings of excitement up and down the trails through water holes, mud and dust on a gripping and thrilling safari ride not to be missed.