Sri Lanka’s wildlife is as varied as the island itself, ranging from elephants and leopards to egg-laying turtles and a huge variety of birds. With 12 per cent of the country designated for wildlife protection it is easy to get a taste of Sri Lankan wildlife. Safari parks and sanctuaries, particularly in the southern and central zones, offer the easiest way to see animals in their natural habitat. Stay alert for a sighting of the endangered leopard; take your time as you watch the elephants feeding and washing in a tank or lagoon; or walk quietly near to the turtles until they stop to lay their eggs.
Our representatives will meet and greet you at the airport. You will then be transferred to your hotel in Negombo which is the vibrant coastal city, which happens to be ideal for bird watching due to its many lagoons and canals. Here you will be taken to visit the Muthurajawella bird sanctuary. You will be transferred back to your hotel where you will spend the rest of the night.
Today you will leave for Udawalawe, en-route visiting the elephant transit home in Udawalawe. Proceed to Udawalawe. You will be transferred to your hotel in Udawalawe for you’re over night stay.
Enjoy a jeep safari at Udawalawe National park. You will b e transferred back to your hotel where you will spend the night.
Today you will be transferred to yala, where you will be welcomed with a special welcome at your campsite. You can settle down at your campsite, freshen up. Lunch will be served at the campsite. Evening leave to do a an evening jeep safari at the yala national park in block 01 by 4WD safari jeep. Return to your campsite for your dinner and overnight stay.
Today you will leave the campsite very early in the morning to do an early morning jeep safari where you have more chances of witnessing leopards. You wil be returned back to your campsite where you can enjoy your breakfast, after the breakfast if you wish you can go for a brief nature walk around the camp area. Havind concluded your campsite experience you will be transferred to Beruwela where you will spend your overnight stay.
Today you may choose to spend your day at the beach or hotel. If you wish you can visii thte kosgoda turtle hatchery ad return back to your hotel to enjoy the sun kissed beaches. You spend the rest of the night at the hotel in Beruwela.
You will be transferred back to the airport in Colombo for your departure flight.
Negombo – Jetwing Beach
Beruwela – Cinnamon Bey
Udawalawe – Kalu’s Hideaway
Yala –Wild Ceylon Campsite
US $ 1232
The sea turtles project is one of the turtle hatcheries located along the southern coast, this hatchery is located 3 Km south of the Bentota bridge. These turtle hatcheries were constructed to rescue and protect turtle eggs because of the rapidly declining numbers of marine turtle in Sri Lankan shores. Marine turtle eggs are purchased from the fisherman and re-buried along the beach and left there for 48 days allowing the eggs ample time to hatch. Thereafter the baby turtles are collected from the beach and kept in tanks for 2-3 days, and released into the ocean to fend off for themselves. The few female turtles that survive will return to their natal shores after ten years to lay their own eggs.
Beruwala is a small resort town in the south western coastal belt of Sri Lanka. The name Beruwala is derived from the Sinhalese word Beruwala (the place where the sail is lowered). It marks the spot for the first Muslim settlement on the island, established by Arab traders around the 8th century AD. A large population of Sri Lankan Moors, many of them is gem merchants, still live in the town-- particularly in the "China Fort". Msjid-ul-Abrar, a landmark of Beruwala and Sri Lanka's oldest mosque, was built by Arab traders on a rocky peninsula overlooking the town.
It lies on the southeast coast of Sri Lanka, and spans a vast 97,878 hectares over the Southern and Uva Provinces. The vegetation in the Park comprises predominantly of semi-arid thorny scrub, interspersed with pockets of fairly dense secondary forest. Small patches of mangrove vegetation also occur along the coastal lagoons. The Park is world renowned for the wide variety of its wildlife, most notably it’s large population of Asian elephants and it’s fine and healthy coastline, home to pristine many reefs. Yala National Park has the highest density of wild leopards in the world, with the Block 1 area of the Park having one leopard per square kilometer. It also boasts a large number of important cultural ruins, bearing testimony to earlier civilizations and indicating that much of the area used to be populated and well-developed.For bird enthusiasts, the birdlife in Yala National Park is superb. Not only does Sri Lanka’s tallest bird, the critically endangered Black-necked Stork reside in the Park, but often observed is the country’s largest bird, the instantly recognizable and ungainly looking Lesser Adjutant.
Negombo is located approximately 37 km north of commercial capital Colombo in Sri Lanka. It is located at the mouth of the Negombo lagoon. The major beach resort in the West Coast is Negombo. The wide sandy beaches and the safe sea are the major attractions of Negombo and it is perfectly located within the 7 km from the Bandaranaike International Airport in Sri Lanka.
It is located approximately 200 km south-east of Colombo city and is a major eco tourism destination in Sri Lanka . The 30,821 hectares dry zone game park has an annual rainfall of 1524 mm and an average temperature of 29.4°C.It is most famous for the many elephants that live there (about 400 in total). During a visit, it is not unusual to see whole herds of adults and young elephants– feeding or bathing and playing in the water! In addition to this main attraction, the park is home to many water buffalo, water monitor lizards, sambar deer, monkeys and the occasional leopard, as well as being an exciting location for bird enthusiasts.
Muthurajawela is a marshy land situated in Sri Lanka around 30 km North of Colombo in the Negombo lagoon. This is one of the main tourist attractions in Sri lanka. There are many variates of flora and fauna which are inter-dependant in this coastal ecosystem. Muthurajawela bears staggering species of flora and fauna. Numerically 192 flora and 209 fauna, excluding 102 species of birds have been discovered. Some indigenous floras and faunas have also been found in Muthurajawela marsh. Visitors may see water birds such as herons, egrets in abundance in the lagoon and the marsh. It is also a residence for 40 different species of fish, of which 15 falls under the category of indigenous fauna