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Dec

Have you tried a tented safari in Wilpattu yet?

At some point we all crave the natural beauty and wonder of nature. Whether we plan on hiking in the wilderness with just the bare necessities or choosing to still enjoy creature comforts while in the midst of nature, the calming effect is the same. There is something simply soothing about waking up to the sounds of nature, the rustle of the leaves from the nearby trees and the sound of a stream trickling along. A Wilpattu tented safari will heighten your wildlife experience as your day starts in the privacy of your own tent set in the midst of nature.

The tented accommodation of today is at a completely different level to the old days. The tents are spacious and cosy and are available as single or doubled roomed. Conveniently they also come with ensuite options with hot water showers. Bliss in the heart of nature. The bedding is comfortable and the tents usually come with a verandah area for a cool siessta during balmy afternoons. Enjoy all these benefits and thrilling safaris in the wilderness of Wilpattu.

Wilpattu is the largest national park in Sri Lanka and home to many species of reptiles, birds and mammals. It has a varying habitat, starting from the coastal belt, to rocky outcrops, open grasslands, scrublands and dense forest areas, which is why the park has such a diverse range of wildlife. Another plus point to Wilpattu is that it is less crowded than other national parks, so you will find that you can observe the wildlife in their natural habitat, peacefully. The Asian elephant, sambhur, barking deer, spotted deer, water buffalos, wild pig and sloth bears are some of the mammals you will be able to see. Mugger crocodiles and pond turtles can be seen around the natural lakes or ‘villus’ from which Wilpattu derives its name. Bird watchers will love the massive variety of birds to be found around the park. However, one of the biggest attractions to Wilpattu is of course its population of leopards. Who wouldn’t love to see a leopard in its natural surroundings?

Choose a Wilpattu accommodation that suits your requirements and make sure to include this truly amazing national park in your list of things to do when you visit Sri Lanka. The area has great accommodation options while maintaining its natural splendor. Visit Wilpattu for a life enriching experience.

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