One of Sri Lanka’s oldest national parks
Where the wilderness remains unspoilt
With over 131,000 hectares stretching from the North Western coast to the North Central province, Wilpattu is a complex of lakes surrounded by grassy plains and scrub jungle. Declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1905, Wilpattu is one of Sri Lanka’s oldest national parks. The main attraction is Leopards, but elephants, sloth bears, buffaloes and crocs and other species - common and rare, are also abundant.

Wilpattu and its surroundings have great historical significance too. History states that in 543 BC Prince Vijaya arrived here from East India and formed the land of Lanka.
Things to do
in Wilpattu
Game Drives
Explore Udawalawe on a morning or evening game drive to see the elephant herds and a host of its other less famous residents.
Safari Camping
Want to experience the jungle more intimately? There’s perhaps nothing more thrilling than camping, even if you choose to do so in luxury.
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