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Wilpattu National Park

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  • Category: National Park
  • Distance From Colombo‎: 188 kms
  • Mode of Game Drive: Jeep
  • Main Spotter: Leopards
  • Drive Time: 3 to 4 H
  • Location: North Western and North Central
  • Availability: All Year
  • Txp: Van, Car, Jeep, Bus
  • Area: 1,317 km²
  • Best Time To Visit: February to October
  • Accom: Hotel, Luxury Tented, Bungalow
  • Elevation: 78 mt. above sea level
About Wilpattu National Park

Wilpattu National Park is one of Sri Lanka’s oldest wildlife parks and one of the most important protected areas in the island. With its 1317 square kilometres of surface, the Wilpattu is the largest national park in Sri Lanka.
Wilpattu’s varying natural habitats – coastal belt, natural lakes (villus), cliff tops, scrublands, open grasslands and dense forest – provide a home for numerous species of animals, including many of the `big game’ found in Sri Lanka such as Leopard, Elephants, Sloth Bear, Water Buffalo, Spotted Deer and Crocodiles. The Wilpattu will particularly appeal to birdwatchers, with a large number of dry, aquatic and even coastal forest birds.

What is The Best Time to Visit Wilpattu National Park

It is possible to visit the park all year round. The best time to visit Wilpattu is from February to October, is the prime time.

What Animals Can You Spot In Wilpattu National Park?

The Wilpattu National park is home to over 30 species of mammals which popularly include a large population of Sri Lankan Elephant, Leopard, Sloth Bear, Spotted Deer, Sambur, Monkey and Buffalo, many rare species of endemic and migratory birds, Reptile and Amphibians.  There is also a wide range of birdlife, reptiles and much more.

Activities Near Wilpattu National Park
Closest landmarks
  • Portugal Bay
  • Thanthirimale Rajamaha Viharaya (Temple)
  • Bird Watching in Mannar Island
  • Roman Catholic Madhu Church
  • Vankalai Beach
  • Mannar Fort
  • whale and Dolphin watching in Kalpitiya
  • Kalpitiya Dutch Fort
  • Kalpitiya Dutch Church
  • Kalpitiya Lagoon

Book Now, pay Later Program

With Book Now and Pay Later Program, you can enjoy your Vacation in Sri Lanka months before. You can lock down your travel dreams Paying a minimum deposit payment of 30% of the total cost. You can pay the balance up until 60 days before the tour commencement date – leaving you to enjoy the holiday countdown without the financial worry. It is interest-free, you don’t need to worry about being charged the inflated rates that come along with loans or credit cards. All that’s left to do is get excited about your next trip! It is valid all year, except for the July 15 - August and December. if you have planned to visit Sri Lanka one of those months the deposit will be is to 60%. Please note that the cancellation will not refund the deposit. more information

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Did you know that
Sri Lanka’s is home to:

  • 92 species of mammals
  • Over 440 bird species
  • 242 butterfly & 117 dragonfly species
  • A 190 reptiles of which 98 species are of snakes, while the remaining are of mainly lizards, crocodiles and turtles
  • 102 amphibian species
  • 107 species of fish
  • 3210 species of flowering plants!
  • And much more!

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Frequently Asked Questions

When should I visit Wilpattu?

The prime time for visits is February to October.

What kind of weather can I expect in Wilpattu?

The park’s average temperature is 27 degrees centigrade; annual rainfall is 1000mm

How Many Days Should I Spend at Wilpattu?

Ideally, you should spend at least 2 nights in Wilpattu to get the best, This would give you an opportunity to visit some of the less frequently visited sections of the park away from the normal tracks which we like to do.

How is it like on a general Safari Day?

  • Full-day Safari (duration 12+hrs) – Leaving the Camp at 06:00am and Returning to Camp by 06:00pm with breakfast, lunch & refreshments on board.

  • Morning Game Drive (duration 4-5hrs) – Morning Game Drive Leaving the Camp at 06:00am and returning around 11 am

  • Afternoon Game Drive (duration 3-4hrs) – Leaving the Camp between 14:00pm – 15:00pm and returns around 6 pm

Do’s and Don’ts

  • Avoid wearing white and other bright colors while on safari
  • Don’t take anything from the park
  • Use water sparingly
  • Never leave your vehicle except at designated get off points where it is permitted to do so

Whisper at sightings, a loud human voice may disturb animals and cause them to charge their behavior and movements Be conscious of wrappers and other litter flying out of your vehicle Always keep children under strict supervision and never allowed to wonder away Never feed the animals and always keeps a safe distance from them

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