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Sri Lanka Wildlife Holidays

From exploring exotic National Parks to an infinite ocean, embark on incredible wildlife holidays in Sri Lanka; enjoy a safari into the parks, bird watching by boat, trek amidst a cloud forest or snorkel in search of marine life and witness majestic whales swimming wild and free.

Jungle BBQ

Feast below the stars with a Jungle BBQ held al fresco by the rippling waters of the lake demarcated by flaming torches lit around the area. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity enhanced by the magical setting of this location. Partake in a delicious banquet of delicacies prepared just for you.

Listen to the hypnotic beat of the local drumming as you gain a unique insight into Sri Lanka’s rich culture. If you have any special food preference, do let us know and we will be happy to oblige, for a one of a kind experience.

Horton Plains – Sambar and Cloud Forests

Explore scenic grasslands and misty cloud forests, at an altitude of over 2,000 metres above sea level. Located in the central highlands, the Horton Plains National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a nature lover’s paradise. Start from Nuwara Eliya, Hatton or Ella, and enjoy a scenic drive to the park, past whirling wind turbines and fields of green.

Once there, set off on a two hour excursion by vehicle or bicycle. Drink in the spectacular views and observe thriving wildlife such as the Sambar, a large native deer, and exotic plant species. Arrive early morning or in the afternoon and enjoy an al fresco lunch on a pontoon on the water. This experience lasts three to four hours, excluding the optional lunch.

Bird Watching by Boat

Indulge the ornithologist or bird watcher in you, with a serene catamaran cruise during sunrise or sunset along the Habarana Reservoir. Our naturalist will escort you on a scenic stroll along the bund of the reservoir from where you will embark on a leisurely cruise.

The tank is home to a plethora of waders you may observe, as the boatman paddles you along. Keep an eye out for birds such as the Large-Billed Leaf Warbler, Forest Wagtail and Blue-Tailed Bee Eater, to name a few. This activity lasts approximately 1.5 hours, and we recommend starting the journey at 06:30am or 04:30pm in order to avoid the glare of the midday sun.

Whale Watching

Did you know? The waters off Sri Lanka’s south and west coasts are along the annual migration route of the Humpback, Sperm and colossal Blue Whale. Towns such as Mirissa, where our excursion begins, are considered global hotspots for whale sightings. The best time to catch a glimpse of these gentle giants of the sea is between December and March.

Set off on your whale watching adventure at 06:00am in the morning with a snack of a selection of nibbles and beverages while you scan the waters for your prize. Keep an eye out for playful Spinner Dolphins, a common sight. You will be out at sea for around four to five hours. An onboard washroom will be available for your use.