Gal Oya National Park Safari

Experience a safari of a difference at Gal Oya national park, which involves boat safaris along the Gal Oya reservoir encountering natural behaviours of the animals in the wild such as elephants swimming in the waters, a breathtaking sight.


  • There are 32 different species of mammals such as common langur, toque macaque, leopard, sloth bear, deer and more
  • Apart from wildlife there are 150 species of birds in the park
  • Boat safaris through the lakes in the park enables one to see wildlife activities from a different perspective
  • There are walking and jeep safaris which would take you closer to nature.


Gal Oya National Park is one of the national parks preserving the identity of nature in its natural ways. The undisturbed environment of the park will allow you to enjoy nature at its best while the flora and fauna of the Gal Oya National Park will undoubtedly give you an authentic wildlife experience. A safari through the national park will allow you to witness a diverse range of wild animals and birds.

Some of these animals that you will be able to witness at the park are Common Langur, Endemic Toque Macaque, Leopard Sloth Bear, Elephant, Wild Boar, Deer and Water Buffalo. Other than the mammals, the birds that are seen abundantly at the park are the Lesser Adjutant, Spot-billed Pelican, Red-faced Malkoha, Indian Cormorant, Oriental Darter and Grey Heron. In total, according to official reports, there are 32 different species of mammals and 150 species of birds recorded at the Gal Oya National Park.
At the same time, a boat safari through the tanks in the park allows you to see all these wildlife activities from a different perspective. An exclusive opportunity for those who take this boat safari is being able to visit the Bird Island (Kurulu Dupatha) where most of the birds at the national park can be spotted. An enjoyable ride, as you calmly soar through the breeze of the tanks while observing the surrounding wildlife. This safari is a must do in a visit to Gal Oya as it will undoubtedly leave you with some of the greatest memories to take back home.