When the word safari comes to mind, one thinks and talks about Africa but forget that Asia too as being one of the largest continents, do offer an array of extraordinary and spectacular ecosystems in which Sri Lanka has aplenty. With diverse landscapes and wildlife, Sri Lanka has one of the best safaris one can experience especially in the quaint and beautiful town of Habarana.
Loll through the city, encountering beautiful views of shades of green and lush jungles which is located within the Cultural Triangle in the district of Anuradhapura and 172 kilometres from Colombo. Habarana, a city renowned for its beautiful lake that is a magnet for birds and its series of relatively upmarket tourist hotels which make it an ideal departure point for other areas of interest such as safari tours in the Minneriya and Kaudulla National parks which are famous for the elephant gathering. However since it’s situated near the majestic rock fortress of Sigiriya and the golden Dambulla cave temple, it attracts tourists interested in the historical and cultural significances of these UNESCO World Heritage sites. Habarana is well known for its eco retreats and nature friendly environment.
Harbarana is a popular tourist destination especially for safari-lovers. There are special excursions that are available in the Habarana jungle and the Minneriya sanctuary that takes visitors through the beautiful and rich flora and fauna that is unique to the place.