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Wilpattu National Park

#189 of 777 things to do in Sri Lanka Features Animals
off Chilaw Anuradhapura road, Sri Lanka
+94 77 347 6288
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Private Tour: Wilpattu National Park Safari
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off Chilaw Anuradhapura road, Sri Lanka
+94 77 347 6288
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This nature reserve is famous for Leopards. But remember to book safari vehicles direct rather than trying to book via the hotel etc. One vehicle for Lkr 3500 direct But Lkr4500 as 1000 goes to the intermediary.

Thank 1sjoe
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went on a full day safari here and were very sad to leave afterwards. We saw so many spotted deer, monkeys and peacocks, several wild boar and crocodiles, a couple of elephants and jackals, and a great variety of birds. Sadly we couldn't see...More

Thank ebfist
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this park for the day with our driver for the holiday and another driver/spotter. The drivers, when we meet on the road, exchange information about sightings and of course, we were all after a leopard sighting. We saw lots of birds, spotted deer,...More

Thank Deryn H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the most beautiful forest I saw in Sri Lanka. Other national parks have more small trees and shrubs rather than the the thick jungle experience. Teeming with wildlife and birds. Spotting a leopard is a luck and I was lucky to spot a...More

1  Thank traveller_prk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have recently been on an afternoon safari to this national park and thought it was great. Be realistic and don't assume that you will see a leopard and you won't be disappointed. We employed the services of a naturalist and yes they do cost...More

1  Thank Kath K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are there at the right place at the right time, then you see the lot. In one afternoon safari, we were so fortunate to see leopards, sloth bear, elephants, wild boars, water buffalo's, mongoose, star tortoise, barking and spotted deer and lots of...More

Thank Julian M
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Plenty of elephants, a tortoise and even a usually elusive sloth bear. Bird life was varied and interesting. Unfortunately guiding was poor. No leopards.

1  Thank pollyoppy
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

We were very disappointed with Sri Lanka expeditions safari package as we paid a lot of money for a full day safari but only had a driver who spoke little English. We did not have a guide so drove around all day mostly spotting animals...More

Thank 103Chris
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

There supposed to be 200 elephants in this park and maybe 25 leopards. We didn't have a good guide but with the fees and the guide I personally think it's simply not worth the time and effort to go there. It has some beautiful Weiss...More

Thank Jim G
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Currently the oldest and largest national park in Sri Lanka, Wilpattu is still relatively pristine when compared to more popular parks in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan subspecies of the leopard, Panthera Pardus Kotiya, can sometimes be seen here. This park remains a challenge for...More

Thank Prasanna_Ranatunga
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14 January 2017|
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Response from Prasad T | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Wilpattu is a large national park. So best to go for a full day safari. Full day safari will cost about LKR 10000. ($70) It is not necessary to book in advance. If you need to share a ride with someone, could be... More
23 October 2016|
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Response from Janaka K | Reviewed this property |
8000-10000 LKR for fullday safari(for jeep only).There are few accommodation options(comfortable camping/hotels/guesthouse) near park & check TA hotels section for that, you can choose suitable place based on your... More
Dudley C
24 August 2016|
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Response from dldarcy | Reviewed this property |
Certainly go in the morning. It is cooler and the animals are more active depending on the time of year. We were there when it was very hot. Ayu in the Wild helped us book the safari company and guide. His name was Dhanu and... More