Meet your experienced Safari game driver from your hotel at 2.30pm for your 2.5~3 hour jeep safari tour of Wilpattu National Park. This is an all inclusive Jeep safari game drive in Wasgamuwa national park which is a popular Elephant watching park in Sri Lanka.
We reach to Ticket center about 2.45 pm and enter to the park by 3.00 pm.
View the famous leopards. Also you’ll spot any of the park’s diverse wildlife, including deer, wild buffalo, wild pigs, grey langers, purple-faced leaf monkeys, porcupines, sloth bears and assorted birds.
After visit inside the Wasgamuwa park, return to hotel or original departure point around 6.30 pm.
- Private Safari Jeep just for your party
- Professional Safari Driver
- Wasgamuwa Park Entrance fee
- National Park Service fee
- National Park VAT Tax
- Free Hotel pickup and drop-off (Wilpattu city area hotels only)
- Food and drink
- Hotel pickup and drop-off additional fee, if outside of Wasgamuwa. Please contact us with your hotel name and address.
- Gratuities (optional)
Departure Location Name:
> Hunuwilgama Entrance of Wilpattu National Park – (Main Gate)
> Free Pickup & drop off – Hotels within Wilpattu area.
Directions to Departure Location:
# Be at Hunuwilgama Entrance of Wilpattu National Park – (Main Gate)
Returns to original departure point
Departure Time Comments:
- Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
- Hotel pickups commence may prior to this time as per your hotel location. You must contact us verify your exact pickup time.
- Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 – 60 minutes prior to this time
Additional Tour Information:
- For Same day & Next day bookings, Please you must contact us by Call or SMS / WhatsApp / Viber with mention exact pickup Location to +94776487757
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not recommended for pregnant women
- Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical condition
- Child below 5 Years are Free of charge. / Child above 11 years apply for Adult ticket.
- Please include your Mobile / Local contact number & Hotel pickup details at the booking
Wasgamuwa National Park
|Location||–||Approximately 225 kms away from capitol Colombo|
|Entrance Gate||–||Wasgamuwa National Park’s Entrance is at Handungamuwa|
|Park visiting hours||–||6 AM to 6 PM|
|Mode of safaris||–||Only by Jeep safaris|
|Best time of the day to visit the park||–||6 AM to 9 AM and 3 PM to 6 PM|
|Type of animals in the park||–||Elephants, Leopards, Bears, Deer, Crocodiles, Reptiles and many kind of birds|
|Nearest town to the park entrance||–||Polonnaruwa, Matale & Kandy|
|Best months to visit the park||–||Throughout the year. But November to May is the prime time|
|How to come||–||By hired a private car or van|
Wasgamuwa National Park is well known its abundant wildlife population, wilderness setting and home of several interesting ancient sites. Wasgamuwa is distinguished from other parks by having a full complement of predators of which bears are particularly noteworthy. Ecological research undertaken in the park suggests that the density of bears in Wasgamuwa is probably higher than anywhere else in Sri Lanka. The name Wasgamuwa may also derive from an ancient meaning as a gathering place for bears. Wasgamuwa National Park spanning over 36,900 hectares is bordered by River Mahaweli Ganga and River Amban Ganga in east and west.
Wildlife at Wasgamuwa National Park
At Wasgamuwa National Park you can see herds of elephants up to 200. The best time to enjoy the sight of large herds is during November to May. In the rest of the year the elephants tend to migrate to nearby Minneriya and Kaudulla National Parks.
Other wildlife includes Purple faced langur monkeys, wild boar, sambar and spotted deer, water buffalo and rarely sighted sloth bears & leopards. Among the reptiles are water monitor, mugger crocodile, estuarine crocodile and python.
Birdlife in the Wasgamuwa National Park
At Wasgamuwa National Park can found 143 of birds species. The endemic Ceylon jungle fowl & red faced malkoha are common sight in the park. Include Garganey, Pin tail, Whistling Teal, Spoonbill, White Ibis, Large White Egret, Cattle Egret and Purple Heron. Also, many species of Gulls, Terns, Owls, Kites and Eagles are also lives here. Little Cormorant and the Painted Stork can also Can be seen.
Reptiles and Amphibians in the Wasgamuwa National Park
Iguana, Monitor Lizard, Mugger Crocodile, Common Cobra, Rat Snake, Indian Python, Pond Turtle and the Soft Shelled Turtle can be seen in Wasgamuwa National Park.
Flora in the Wasgamuwa National Park
The main vegetation type is topical dry mixed evergreen forest. Wasgamuwa is home for many species of flora and they are Palu (Manilkara hexandra), Buruta (Satin, Milla (Vitex altissima), Weera (Drypetes sepiaria), Ebony (Diospyros ebenum) and ehala.
Climate in the Wasgamuwa National Park area
Wasgamuwa National Park’s (Wasgomuwa) climatic conditions are that of the dry zone. Rain fall is mainly with the northeast monsoon (Maha) in October to February. Inter-monsoon rains occur in March to May. Annual rainfall increases from about 1,750mm in the north to 2,250mm in the south and mean annual temperature is about 27 ° C, with little variation year-round.
How to reach Wasgamuwa National Park
From Kandy: Kandy, Hasalaka and Hettipola. Approximately 50km northeast of Kandy.Turn off at Hasalaka on the Kandy-Mahiyangana road and proceed via Wilgamuwa upto Wasgamuwa. Visitors from Matale and Polonnaruwa areas can reach to Wasgamuwa via Laggala and Wilgamuwa. From Dambulla and Polonnaruwa ancient cities, through Bakamuna, Elahera and Laggala – Pallegama