Uda Walawe National Park

Uda Walawe National Park

With crowds of elephants, wild bison, sambar deer and panthers, this Sri Lankan national park matches the savannah reserves in Africa. Truth be told, for elephant-viewing, Uda Walawe frequently surpasses large portions of the most celebrated East African national parks. The park, which focuses on the 308.2-sq-km Uda Walawe Reservoir, is daintily vegetated yet it has a stark excellence and the absence of thick vegetation makes makes game-watching easy. It’s the one park in Sri Lanka not to miss.

The door to the park is 12km from the Ratnapura–hambantota street turn-off and 21km from Embilipitiya. Guests purchase tickets in a building a further 2km on. The vast majority take a visit oragnized by their guesthouse or hotel, but a trip with one of the 4wds holding up outside the door ought to be around  Rs 3500 for a half-day for up to eight individuals with driver. Last tickets are generally sold at 5pm. A park guide is included in the cost of admission and these gentlemen, who all appear to have falcon like untamed life spotting eyes, are regularly extremely educated about the park and its creatures. A tip is normally expected.

Other than elephants, sambar deer and wild bison , there are additionally mongooses, jackals, water screen reptiles, bunches of crocodiles, sloth bears and the occasional leopard. There are 30 varieties of snakes and an abundance of birdlife – 210 species last time  checked; northern migrants join the occupants in the middle of November and April

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