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Sri Lanka


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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

Iconic Activities

  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • Photography Safari Icon Photography Safari
  • Natural Wonders Icon Natural Wonders
  • Cultural Experiences Activity Icon 2 Cultural Experiences
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Enriching encounters


  • Leopard
  • Crocodile
  • Sloth Bear
    Sloth Bear
  • Toque Macaque Icon
    Toque Macaque
  • Wild Boar Icon
    Wild Boar
  • Grey Langur Icon
    Grey Langur
  • Asian Elephant Icon
    Asian Elephant
  • Rose Ringed Parakeet Icon
    Rose-ringed Parakeet
  • Serpent Eagle Icon
    Serpent Eagle
  • Asian Palm Civet
    Asian Palm Civet
  • King Fisher Icon
  • Indian Rock Python
    Indian Rock Python
  • Lotens Sunbird Icon
    Loten's Sunbird
  • Sambar Deer
    Sambar Deer
  • Sri Lankan Jackal
    Sri Lankan Jackal
  • Water Buffalo
    Water Buffalo
Sample Itineraries


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
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When to visit

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