Sri Lanka, also known as The Pearl of the Indian Ocean, is laden with lush tropical forests, white beaches, wetlands, and plains with a rich biodiversity. It contains 24 wildlife reserves, home to a wide range of native species such as Asian elephants, leopards, sloth bears, deer, wild boar, porcupines, and anteaters. A Sri Lanka Safari is a once in a lifetime opportunity to observe these creatures in their natural habitats. Here’s a brief guide to the highlights of a Sri Lanka Safari, where to see your favourite animals.
Leopards – The country’s top predator; the leopard, may be the smallest of the ‘big cats’ but it can be the most interesting to watch; it’s speed, strength, and stealth is mesmerizing. Yala National Park has one of the highest leopard densities in the world, making it the place for a Sri Lanka Safari. As the country’s largest park, it’s divided into 5 blocks. Block 1 or Ruhuna National Park is the best for catching sight of the elusive leopard, where an estimated 25 individuals roam free. To find out more details about leopards on a Sri Lanka Safari, or for information about leopard tours in India; visit our main site – Wildlife Trails. We can arrange tailor-made leopard tours to give you the best possible chance of sightings.