Wasgamuwa National Park Overview

Sri Lanka is one of the finest places in the world where wildlife can be watched at its best. In the dry lowlands of the island lies the Wasgomuwa National Park with its flourishing flora and fauna. It demonstrates a rich biodiversity.

Stretching over 36,900 hectare this national park is home to 23 mammal species and a number of birds and vegetation species. It is renowned for large families of elephants. Though it will be difficult to get sight of leopard and sloth bear, the endemic purple-faced langur can be observed easily.

Wasgamuwa National Park, a hidden gem in Sri Lanka's heartland, offers an enchanting wildlife experience. This vast expanse of wilderness, often included in Sri Lanka tour itineraries, is a sanctuary for elephants, leopards, and numerous bird species. The scenic landscape of grasslands, dense forests, and the Mahaweli River creates a picturesque backdrop for safari adventures. Visitors can witness the untamed beauty of nature, making Wasgamuwa a must-visit destination for wildlife enthusiasts. Including Wasgamuwa National Park in your Sri Lanka tour ensures an immersive experience in the island's biodiversity, offering glimpses into the natural wonders that make it a captivating travel destination.

Best For: Watching large herds of elephants and endemic purple faced langur.

Location: Matale and Polonnaruwa Districts. 5 hours drive from Colombo.

Price: Full Day Safari Price is LKR 10,000 per jeep.

Additional Price: Tickets per adult is LKR 2,000 and per child is LKR 1,000.

Duration: Full Day safari duration is 8 hours.

Timing: 5.30am to 6.00pm

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