Go for a safari in one of the numerous national parks in Sri Lanka! You can also hike in the wild or head to the coast for whale watching.
Wildlife Safaris in the National Parks
- Yala National Park : A great variety of animals
- Udawalawe National park : Freely roaming wild elephants
- Wilpattu : Endangered leopard population, located in the north
- Bundala and Kumana : The best bird watching safaris
Close to the Elephants
You can see many elephants in the Minneriya and Udawalawe national parks, but if you want to get really close to the elephants, go to the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage or the Millennium Elephant Foundation. These organizations take care of injured and orphan elephants. and are located close to Kandy.