National parks and their wildlife in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka has more than twenty national parks. Its fauna and flora will amaze young and old.
Sri Lanka has no less than 26 national parks covering about 20% of its territory, only part of which is accessible to the public. You can discover many animal species during your safaris. Udawalawe National Park is a must to observe elephants, Asian buffaloes or birds, and raptors in their natural habitat. The Wilpattu National Park, located in the west of Sri Lanka, offers the opportunity to see leopards, sloth bears, monkeys, axis deer, and wild boars. For elephant lovers, visit Gal Oya National Park or Minneriya National Park. Birdwatchers can visit the Sinharaja Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or the Bundala National Park has over 140 species.