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Wilpattu National Park

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off Chilaw Anuradhapura road, Sri Lanka
+94 77 347 6288
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Private Tour: Wilpattu National Park Safari
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All Inclusive Private day tour to Wipattu National Park From Negombo
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2- Days Private tour to Anuradhapura & Wilpattu National Park from Negombo
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  • Excellent41%
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  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
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“wild boar” (18 reviews)
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off Chilaw Anuradhapura road, Sri Lanka
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+94 77 347 6288
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1 - 10 of 211 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The 4x4s were good, the location and scenery were good, the animals we saw were good. Things here were good but nothing special. The range of animals was not vast, the illusion animals remained elusive and the common animals them being deer were around almost...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this place!!!! Unfortunately, i went on a half day safari which I regretted, a full day is more appropriate in my opinion. The park is very big, and there is a wide variety of animals. We saw plenty of birds, deer, buffaloes, some...More

1  Thank Ioana L
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Wilpattu National Park is a must for animal and wilderness lovers. Aside for the BIG ticket sites of Leopard and Sloth Bear you will see plenty of unique bird life and field game. Of course if there is a special sighting be prepared for a...More

1  Thank chadpond
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This is relatively small park by USA standard. One must hire a local safari jeep to get into the park, and a park ranger must sit in the jeep too. Because it is relatively small, you will meet many other jeeps, and because your pay...More

1  Thank Lingang
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

This is Sri Lanka's biggest National Park which unlike Yala NP does not close in September. It boasts birds, deer and the elusive leopard and sloth bear which is what everyone wants to see. When we went they hadn't had rain for over a year...More

Thank Mammabear1
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Park itself is tremendous with lots of wildlife (Mostly birds). Did get the chance to spot a sloth bear for a few seconds. Amazing scenery with beautiful villus. Good place to be if you love nature

Thank Nigel P
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Wilpattu is the largest national park in Sri Lanka, but with less number of jeeps. When you compare with other national parks, Wilpattu is less touristic but with a considerable amount of leopard density (lesser than Yala). However, if you plan to make a safari...More

Thank etraveller-Sri-Lanka
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Booked our trip in advance and all went well with meeting the tour guide and the vehicle supplied. Tour was in the afternoon finishing around 6 pm. The disappointment that there was little wildlife to see. Viewed what apparently was a leopard from some 400...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Fantastic place to go on safari. Select the proper season when all the villu's are full of water. Unfortunately we went in the wrong time where most of the villu's were dry. Didn't see much wild life. There is a large area to cover in...More

Thank Harsha H
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We arrived at 7.45 which was probably a bit late but we had a lovely experience. We booked a jeep in advance which saved us Rs 4000 compared to booking when just showing up. Various animals such as birds, monkeys, iguana type things, one elephant...More

1  Thank JWBode
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p0rcupine
13 January 2017|
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Response from Prasad T | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Wilpattu is a large national park. So best to go for a full day safari. Full day safari will cost about LKR 10000. ($70) It is not necessary to book in advance. If you need to share a ride with someone, could be... More
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gpadmana
23 October 2016|
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Response from Janaka K | Reviewed this property |
8000-10000 LKR for fullday safari(for jeep only).There are few accommodation options(comfortable camping/hotels/guesthouse) near park & check TA hotels section for that, you can choose suitable place based on your... More
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Dudley C
24 August 2016|
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Response from dldarcy | Reviewed this property |
Certainly go in the morning. It is cooler and the animals are more active depending on the time of year. We were there when it was very hot. Ayu in the Wild helped us book the safari company and guide. His name was Dhanu and... More
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