Wildlife Parks and Nature Reserves

Elephants, leopards, sloth bears, birds and that elusive blue whale – Sri Lanka has got it all, home to a wide range of national parks and nature reserves, a paradise for all wildlife lovers. Being one of the best wildlife destinations in the world, Sri Lanka has an amalgamation of big game, aquatic life and birds along with a variety of landscapes. An island with heavy rainfall and different climatic altitudes, Sri Lanka is blessed with biodiversity, making her proud of her natural bounty. Therefore, many lands have been protected as sanctuaries, of which some have been declared as National Parks or Nature Reserves. This region of Wildlife Parks and Nature Reserves cover the most popular parks of Sri Lanka which entails some of the world’s best safaris.


  • Enjoy a leopard safari and see the world’s oldest and largest leopard at Yala National Park
  • Wilpattu National Park is known for its villus which are natural lakes and that elusive sloth bear
  • Udawalawe National Park has the highest density of elephants in the country
  • Witness the Elephant Gathering at Minneriya and Kaudulla National Parks
  • Bundala and Kumana National Parks are renowned for beautiful birds
  • Wasgamuwa and Gal Oya National Parks are well known for its elephants that feed on the park scrublands
  • Horton Plains is renowned for bird watching around the stunning 880m drop at World’s End
  • Sinharaja, the country’s primary rainforest where flocks of mixed species of birds are a phenomenon
  • Kitulgala Forest Reserve is home to endemic species of flora and fauna with its lowland rainforest and waterfalls

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