Sri Lanka is tropical country so it has a rich biodiversity and a pleasant climate throughout the year. Therefore this paradise island is home for almost all kind of animals. There are national parks all over the country; especially Yala, Wilpattu, Wasgamuwa, Udawalawa, Maduru Oya, Minneriya and Kumana are great destinations for nature lovers. You can have unforgettable experience if you visit one of the places in Sri Lanka.
Whales and Dophins
Trincomalee Submarine canyon: The Peak season for Blue Whales is from March to April but the Whale watching season runs from October to April in Trincomalee. Mirissa: There is a 90% encounter rate for Blue Whales between Decembers to April. Kalpitiya: A wonderful location to see super pods of Spinner Dolphins, the Brydes Whales and Spinner Dolphins between Decembers to April. Little Basses Canyon Yala – Off the usual tourist trail, Blue Whales and Dolphins can be spotted between Octobers to May
Minneriya National Park: The ‘Gathering’ a seasonal congregation of wild Elephants happens each year during the drought between July and August as they travel across elephant corridors to converge together on the banks of the beautiful Minneriya tank in search of food, water and mates. Gal Oya NP: Wild Elephants can be spotted on safaris by jeep, foot and boat which are available all year, except during the drought where water levels recede and boating safaris are not possible. Uda Walawe Nationa; Park: A wonderful all year destination for a safari to see wild elephants in Sri Lanka. Kaudulla National Park and Eco Park:Two National Parks that are visited as an alternative to Minneriya National Park, when herds of Elephants move away from the Minneriya Tank.
Leopards and Sloth Bear
Wilpattu Nationa; Park: An uncrowded, all year destination for Leopard and Sloth Bear and a great alternative to the more crowded Yala NP. Yala NP: Yala is Sri Lanka’s most wildlife rich National park and hence, the most visited. Wonderful all year wildlife viewing is possible on