The call of the wild – if you need to heed it, Sri Lanka is an Eden where Mother Nature unveils everything from rainforests to arid deserts, scrub jungles to lush mountains in one small island. The diversity of climates is also reflected in our fauna and flora. With over 26 National Parks and reserves around the country, there’s plenty to interest you, both on the trails well-travelled and off the beaten track.
Elephant, Leopard, Sloth Bear, Buffalo and Crocodile – Sri Lanka’s ‘Big Five’ are found in the main parks of Wilpattu, Yala, Udawalawe and Wasgamuwa as well as others in the dry zones. For avid birdwatchers the Kumana, Bundala, Kalametiya and Mannar sanctuaries are avian havens. In complete contrast the bio hotspots of Horton Plains, Knuckles and Adam’s Peak Wilderness parks in the mountains offer astounding diversity with virgin forests and cloud plateaus; and the World Heritage Site of Sinharaja Rainforest Reserve – home to most of Sri Lanka’s endemic species, is a unique primeval paradise.
How you explore, is up to you: wildernessresorts, eco villas, rustic dwellings; even luxury tented camps close to the perimeter of the parks, each offer a different experience – and all modern conveniences, of course.
A world biodiversity hotspot, Sri Lanka is considered one of the best all-round wildlife destinations in the world. Our Wildlife & Nature experience will help you find out why it is so.