Spend your holidays with us in the mountains of Sri Lanka without missing out to visit the unique national parks with their impressive flora and fauna.
We now offer daytours from our campsite towards a national park where you can watch elephants in their natural habitat. Unchained and freeroaming as it should be. And not only elephants… Buffalos, Deer, Monitors, Birds and much more is waiting for you. Starting from our camp you can relax and enjoy your days and we bring you to the most beautiful destinations of this country.
It is important for us to show you as much as possible of our country. Of course, a visit to a national park should not be missing. And what would a holiday in Sri Lanka be without meeting an asian elephant.
We value the observation of all animals, not just elephants, in their natural habitat. During our excursions we strive for a respectful encounter between humans and animals. We do not offer any activity where elephants are kept in captivity and are chained. We also ask you to refrain from elephant feeding and elephant riding on your journey through Sri Lanka .
|Knuckles Mountain Range / Wasgamuwa National Park
|Minimum of 2 guests, Maximum of 5 guest
|bigger groups on request
|every day - on request
|This activity is not included in the All in Your holiday package
The Wasgamuwa Nationalpark is just 225km away from Colombo and belongs to some of the best birding hot spots of Sri Lanka. The recorded number of bird species in the park is around 150.
23 mammals species are recorded and you can see large herds of elephants. If you are lucky you can even spot a leopard or a sloth bear.
The flora of this area is not less impressive. More than 150 floral species are found here which also attracts lots of insects and more than 50 different species of butterflies are found here.
Nevertheless and luckily, the park is currently not overrun by tourism although the views are very good.
The perfect place to get closer to nature and peacefully enjoy it.
We leave camp before sunrise to arrive early in the national park. On the approx. 2-hour drive, the versatility of Sri Lanka shows itself and there is already much to discover along the way. We take a short break at a point of view to greet the sun and the day before we continue our drive to the park.
Arrived at the park we are already welcomed by the first animals. Gray Langur (Hanuman). Usually a rather shy monkey species but in this area used to the presence of man.
We make our way into the park and start our safari. Every day is different and you never know what you get to see. Birds, butterflies, deer, buffalo, elephants or maybe even a leopard? Every day is ready to surprise. A national park is not a zoo visit and the park is only partially fenced in order not to cut off the animals' migration routes. Experienced guides know the typical behavior of the animals in the area and try to show you as much as possible of the biodiversity of this park.
Around noon we drive to a nice shady spot under trees with a small stream. Not only us, but also the animals try to avoid the midday heat. The perfect time for a little break to cool down. After this break, we continue with our safari. After the midday heat, more and more animals come out of the thicket again. Maybe the right time to head for a water hole and check again for elephants? The bush determines our route and guides us through the park before we finally have to head back to camp into the mountains.