Wilpattu Evening Safari Tour Summary:
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 Wilpattu national park which is a popular Leopard watching park in Sri Lanka.
Driver will reach to park around 2.45 ~ 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 Wilpattu park, return to hotel or original departure point around 6.30 pm.
- Private Safari Jeep just for your party
- Professional Safari Driver
- Wilpattu 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 Wilpattu. 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
Wilpattu National Park
|Location||–||Approximately 188 kms away from capitol Colombo|
|Entrance Gate||–||Hunuwilgama Entrance (Main Gate)|
|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 10 AM and 3 PM to 6 PM|
|Type of animals in the park||–||Leopards, Elephants, Bears, Deer, Crocodiles, Reptiles and many kind of birds|
|Nearest town to the park entrance||–||Nochchiyagama, Puttalam and Anuradhapura|
|Best months to visit the park||–||Throughout the year. But February to October is the prime time|
|How to come||–||By hired a private car or van|
Wilpattu sanctuary was declared as a National Park in 1938, Wilpattu National Park is located on the west coast close to the historical city of Anuradhapura .The dry zone jungle is thickly grown. Wilpattu National Park is home for many villus, or natural lakes which dot the landscape in the Wilpattu National Park. Except for two, These lakes contain rainwater, thus are important for resident and migratory water-birds.
The history of the park is also of interest with ancient ruins having been discovered in Wilpattu National Park. Queen named “Kuweni” (considered to be the mother of the Sinhala race) is said to have lived in the place known as Kalli Villu. Historical evidence also shows the fact that Prince Saliya, son of King Dutugemunu lived in Wilpattu over 2,000 years ago.
Birdlife in the Wilpattu National Park
Wetland bird species found in the Wilpattu National Park include the 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. The endemic Sri Lanka Jungle fowl, Little Cormorant and the Painted Stork can also Can be seen.
Reptiles and Amphibians in the Wilpattu National Park
Monitor Lizard, Mugger Crocodile, Common Cobra, Rat Snake, Indian Python, Pond Turtle and the Soft Shelled Turtle can be seen in Wilpattu National Park.
Flora in the Wilpattu National Park
Wilpattu is home for many species of flora and they are Palu (Manilkara hexandra), Satin (Chloroxylon swietenia), Milla (Vitex altissima), Weera (Drypetes sepiaria), Ebony (Diospyros ebenum) and Wewarna (Alseodaphne semecarpifolia).
Climate in the Wilpattu National Park area
The annual temperature in the Park is between 27°C to 30°C and its annual rainfall is approximately 900 mm. The Wilpattu National Park is situated in the dry zone but most of the time flora is very greenish and has plenty of water sources. The period between September to December is the rainy season while inter-monsoonal rains are expected between March to May. The period of drought in the Park extends from June to early September.
How to reach Wilpattu National Park
Wilpattu is located 30 kms north of Puttalam, approximately 190 kms from Colombo. Wilpattu National Park extends from the northwest coast towards inland ancient capital city of Anuradhapura which is about 50 km to the east of the Park, covering 425 sq miles approximately. The route from Colombo is via Negombo, Chilaw, Palaviya and Puttalam, The Park office and the main entrance where one can obtain a ticket and enter the park is at Hunuwilgama, 7 km from the turn-off from Puttalam – Anuradhapura road.