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Wildlife Safaris

Wildlife safaris are operated in the major national parks in Sri Lanka offering maximum wildlife safari opportunities for viewing the country’s most diverse wildlife. These National Parks are the home to many rare butterflies, brightly colored birds, large herds of elephants, beautiful solitary leopards, wide variety of monkeys, etc. The 4WD jeep safaris are taken place in the early morning and in the late afternoon/evening for the observations.

-    Yala, Udawalawa, Bundala, Kumana, Galoya, Wasgamuwa, Kaudulla, Wilpattu, Minneriya

Bird Watching

Sri Lanka is an ideal paradise for the genuine bird watchers with 427 of recorded number of species including 250 resident and 23 endemic to the country. These birds could be seen in different environments such as wet to dry zones, forest to jungle, hill country to low lands. Around mid-August the first migratory species arrive in Sri Lanka . Large flocks of sandpipers, stints, plovers, terns and harriers fly over from Nothern India, Siberia, Scandinavia and Western Europe and settle along the lagoons and salterns of the eastern, north-western and south-eastern coasts. In the forested areas of Sri Lanka , birds like migratory tree warblers, thrushes and cuckoos can be seen.
-    Kumana, Bundala, Udawalawa, Sinharaja, Belihuloya, Adam’s Peak, Galoya, Knuckles, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Kaudulla, Minneriya, Wilpattu, Minneriya

Turtle Watching

Five out of the seven species of sea Turtles come ashore to nest in Sri Lanka, making it an ideal country to go Turtle Watching. Turtles are very nervous when they are looking for a place to nest and can therefore be easily scared. The Turtle can only be approached when she starts laying the eggs because by then she is engaged in a very mechanical, almost trance-like behavior and it is unlikely for her to be frightened by spectators. This activity involves some waiting and some walking on the beach because as with all of nature, it is the Turtle (not us) that sets the time and place of the event! The whole process of a nesting Turtle can take up to 3 hours and can include ‘false crawls' (non-nesting emergence).
-    Kalpitiya, Kosgoda, Rekawa

Whale & Dolphin Watching

Sri Lanka is one of the best places in the world to see blue whales in their natural habitat. Sperm whales, killer whales, pilot whales and dolphins are also regularly spotted on whale watching trips organized from Mirissa on the south coast. Since the continental shelf is at its narrowest close to Dondra Head, Sri Lanka’s southernmost point, the deep water provides ideal feeding ground for migrating whales from November to April.
-    Kalpitiya, Mirissa, Hikkaduwa, Aluthgama, Ambalangoda, Trincomalee

Rain forest activities

A rainforest can be described as an extremely stable eco-system because it experiences rain for more than six months of the year. Sri Lanka has declared all of their rainforests as protected areas, not only to maintain their natural beauty, but to ensure the essential recycling of carbon dioxide into oxygen and protect their rich bio-diversity.
Made up of a massively complex structure of tall trees, a wild profusion of flowers and a vast array of birds, insects, reptiles and mammals that are all interdependent on each other, there is no end to what may be discovered during a rainforest exploration in Sri Lanka . The awe-inspiring experience cannot be described in any words or shown in photos that would do it justice – try it for yourself and see!
-    Sinharaja, Adam’s Peak, Bambarabotuwa, Yagirala, Nakiyadeniya, Diyadawa

Elephant safari

Being on an elephant is absolutely the best way to observe nature and wildlife very closely with your own naked eye. It provides an elevated view of everything around you with an amazing experience.
-    Sigiriya, Habarana, Udawalawe

Elephant orphanages

Sri Lanka is the only country providing a safe retreat for young orphaned elephants. Pinnawela elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka is one of the two such sanctuaries in Sri-Lanka tending and caring for the domestic baby elephants and this has now become quite well known worldwide. Pinnawela elephant Orphanage is the home for about 60 elephants, out of which many are baby elephants found, abandoned or orphaned in the wild. They are being taken care, fed and trained by the wild life authorities. The best time to visit is during the feeding times, when one will have the opportunity of seeing the baby elephants being bottle-fed.
These 24 acres large elephant orphanage is also a breeding place for elephants, 68 elephants were born since 1984, and it has the greatest herd of elephants in captivity in the world. The orphanage was primarily designed to afford care and protection to the many baby elephants found in the jungle without their mothers.


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