Despite its size, Sri Lanka boasts one of the world’s highest rates of unique biodiversity, with over 90 species of mammals, including the majestic leopard, Asian elephant, sloth bear and buffalo. With a total of 22 national parks, covering almost a tenth of the land mass, safari is worth including in any Sri Lankan journey. Iconic Yala, located in the south-east, is the most popular destination for wildlife viewing, with leopards as the star attraction. Udawalawe is just south of the central highlands and is known for Asia’s large concentration of indigenous elephants and its majestic birds of prey.
- Spot an elusive leopard in Yala - one of the world’s highest concentrations
- Visit the Udawalawe Elephant Transit Home to witness orphan calves being fed
- Safari and beach itineraries are very easily combined with short travel distances
- Varied landscapes from plains to scrubland, lakes to lagoons and rocky outcrops
- Best wildlife seasons vary across the parks, so safari is offered year-round
- 4WD Safari
- Guided Walking Safari
- Kids Bushcraft
- Photography Safari
- Natural Wonders
- Cultural Experiences
National Parks Map
Asian Palm Civet
Indian Rock Python
Sri Lankan Jackal
TRIPS TO INSPIRE
Wondrous and warm-hearted, Sri Lanka enriches and transforms all who visit. From honeymoons to family adventures, safari and solo trips, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of our favorite itineraries.
- Bespoke itineraries
- Flights and transfers included
- Best rates guaranteed
When to visit
HOW TO BOOK
At Mahlatini, we like to make things easy for you. Browse our website for inspiration or pick up the phone. Whether you’re full of ideas or unsure of where to start, we’re here to help. Serial safari-goer or first-time visitor, we’re ready to create your ultimate tailormade itinerary.
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