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Wilpattu National Park

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“sloth bear”(30 reviews)
“wild boar”(28 reviews)
“spotted deer”(19 reviews)
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off Chilaw Anuradhapura road, Saliyapura, Anuradhapura 50008, Sri Lanka
+94 77 347 6288
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All reviewssloth bearwild boarspotted deersafari jeepwater buffalosambarbird speciessri lankabreakfast and lunchmonitor lizardsserpent eagleamazing wildlifedrinking waterwatch animalsearly morning safariland monitorsbee eaters
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw some pretty birds, a crocodile, and deer. But, no elephants or leopards. We were told that there aren't any elephant in this park. But, after we left the park we went for lunch. There we ran into a man from UK that said...More

Thank 0428Luna
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent about 4 hrs on a Jeep tour, saw elephants,deer and lucky enough to see a sloth bear. Gets a bit dusty so suggest a face mask from a chemist to reduce dust intake. Luckily our guide offered that advise. A really great experience.

Thank Garry725
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Panikkar Villu Bungalow, Wilpattu National Park. This is a tough one. Staying at a Wildlife Conservation Department bungalow inside a national park is at best compared to camping out, except you have a roof over your head. Let’s list out what you don’t have: Charging...More

1  Thank Johann R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This national park and wildlife reserve is probably not as well known as some others and I understand it was only created about 6 years ago following this area being off bounds during the civil war. As a result, much wildlife has been left to...More

Thank suesalford
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We went with the afternoon tour, have seen a lots of animals missed out on the bear. Please note this is not a Zoo, you have to be lucky, patient and you have to look out for animals to see them.

Thank TamasK85
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This is one of the most beautiful territory in Sri Lanka. 5-8 hours safari will allow you to enjoy natural environment, watch animals and their life patterns. Worth spending few days if you are really interested on wild life.

1  Thank jthatparan j
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

The Park is very nice and there is a lot of animals don't use the guide with the mobile number +94 77 3476288 is very expensive and it is not useful is sufficient call the park and book through them a visit. The guide is...More

Thank Federico I
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

They lied to our faces only because we are tourists, the tour was finished before it was it our time to leave , drivers had us go through the same places several times & we had the tour for many hours but we didn’t see...More

4  Thank Hana A
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

The key thing about this park is that it is currently unspoilt and thus not very busy - nor commercialised. There are some beautiful roads and avenues of trees, some interesting lakes and some very interesting (!) bumpy roads! The fact that the park is...More

3  Thank Herefordnomads
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

I highly recommend this to anyone traveling to Sri Lanka. Safari took about 3 hrs and we enjoyed it very much. We stayed near Kalpitiya and it’s about 1 hr 20 mins away . You can also do it as a day trip from Colombo.

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25 July 2018|
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Response from Dushyantha P | Reviewed this property |
Incidentally, I have Cervical Spondylosis and my wife has had surgery for a herniated disk but we do not have issues after safari rides in Wilpattu. Entrance from Old Mannar Road side means less travel to area where animals... More
chathura d
1 July 2018|
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Response from Dushyantha P | Reviewed this property |
Best times to visit the park is early morning or after about 3pm because the rest of the time the sun and heat drives the animals inside shady areas where sightings are difficult. Having said that, if you are lucky you may... More
chathura d
1 July 2018|
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Response from Usiru | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Its a good place.