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You will be picked up by a four wheel drive jeep which does not have air conditioned.

The name "Wilpattu" derived from the spread of small and large ponds inside the park. This National Park is much greener than Yala National Park. And you can see taller trees as well. Unlike Yala National Park, visitors can cross to the end of Wilpattu National Park. And it is taking whole day to do so. The whole day safari is recommended for the best outcome. March to October, less rainy period is best to spot animals.

On Google Map, you could clearly see the route to destination, local excursions and tourist interests. To have a clear view click "  " and then un-click "  " irrelevant layers. We constantly update our site with all those interesting facts.

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About this safari

Best season : All year around
Arranging time needed : 1 day
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Best time to start : 5 AM
Pick up point : From Eluwankulama and Wilpattu Junction - Look on the Google Map
Safari finishing time : 6 PM
Total Kms driven : About 120 Km within the park

Restrictions : Do not leave plastics behind / Please do not feed wild animals.

Price includes : Entrance tickets /  Safari Jeep / Trekker (jeep driver) / One binocular  / Drinking water (2 liters each)

Child price : Aged 6 - 12 is considered a child / Aged 0 - 6 is free of charge.

Extra : Additional binocular can be provided at request with a charge of 7 USD

Feedback us : Our drivers and service providers are advised not to promote any other activities or nudge you for shopping. Please leave your feedback on Google.

Optional : A well-spoken local animal expert / historian could be arranged with an additional fee.

You may bring : Snack / Hat and sun glass / Sun cream / Camera

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2 reviews for Wilpattu National Park – full day safari

  1. tara weberg

    This park is teeming with wildlife, our guide was excellent at spotting wildlife and pointing out all of the different bird species. It took 2 full 12 hr safaris, but I got to catch a glimpse of the elusive leopard! We also saw sloth bears, elephants, boars, deer, monkeys and so many different bird species!

  2. Merrill McCauley

    We booked a 2 week trip in Sri Lanka with Cross Country Travels and we went to 4 national parks on our trip (Yala, Udawalawe, Bundala and Wilpattu National Parks). Our family really wanted to see all of the animals that make up “Sri Lanka’s Big Five,” especially the leopard, so we told the Anu (the owner of CCT) about our wildlife-spotting wishlist in advance and he was able to give us great advice on which parks to visit, to be able to have the best chance of seeing the animals we were hoping to see. It was invaluable to have a local tour company to be able to advise us on where to go, since they live in Sri Lanka and have been to all of these parks many times. Anu had recommended going to Wilpattu National Park because of the high-density of leopards there and we are so glad that we went there, because on our second day of safari there we saw 2 leopards up close! CCT booked everything for us, arranged all safaris, park entrance tickets, guides, accommodation, etc. so all we had to do was sit back and enjoy our trip and take in all the beauty of the park and its wildlife. I recommend if you want to try and see a leopard to do at least 2 full day safaris with CCT, as they are elusive animals, but our guides were very professional and knowledgeable, so they found them for us. I would totally book a trip to visit the national parks of Sri Lanka with CCT again, they were very professional and make you have a stress-free and very enjoyable trip!

    • A. Anuradha

      Dear sir Merrill! You have been a great customer of us and we were lucky to serve you and your beautiful family and receive these beautiful comments for you! Please forward our regards to your mom! Regards from warmer Sri Lanka ?❤

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