Did you know?
A BBC study revealed that Yala National Park Blocks 1 and 2 have the highest density of leopards in the world.
One of the spectacular features of Sri Lanka is that outside the large cities, it is still wild and natural, remarkably rural and unspoilt. This means that there are fantastic opportunities for adventure travel whether you are in to white-water rafting; hiking along tea trails; mountain biking through paddy fields, ancient cities and tea plantations; kite-boarding and surfing; caving; or canoeing up jungle-lined rivers with the chance of seeing crocodiles and water monitor lizards…One of the ultimate adventures is travelling by four-wheel drive with an experienced driver and tracker through national parks such as Minneriya, Yala and Wilpattu, where you can see elephants, leopards, sloth bears and much more. Staying over night in the parks is another highlight; sitting beside a river and enjoying freshly cooked rice and curry by gas lamp, listening to the sounds of nature around you. For a small island, there is so much to experience for all those who love the thrills that nature has to offer.