Yala Safari Tour – Introduction

Are you an adventurous person who loves to travel? or are you a person who admires nature?. Yala Safari Tour will fulfill all of these your requirements.

Yala National Park is an enormous area of lush forests, green pastures, and scattered pools bordering the Ocean. Out of al the national parks in Sri Lanka, Yala is one of the biggest and condensed ones. It is full of everything Sri Lanka’s nature has to offer.

This Yala Safari Tour is particularly designed to provide the best safari experience to our clients. You will be accompanied by our well-knowledgeable guides who are proficient in English. If you require language-specific guides, that can be arranged upon request. You will get an unforgettable experience in the wilderness while breathing in the freshest air from the forest around.

Geographical location and history of Yala National Park

Yala National Park is situated in the Southeast part of Sri Lanka, neighboring an ancient Buddhist Monastery and old rock painting. This is an added advantage for its value and it adds depth to its history. It is surrounded by pilgrimages and brings a lot of devotees to the site, apart from the tourists. The endless flora and fauna in the premises is astounding and it is very pleasant to the eye to see the coordination between animals and trees. Nature is wonderful!

Yala National Park: One of the biggest wildlife sanctuaries

Yala is a huge area of forest and wildlife on one soil. It is considered as one of the world renowned national parks because of its diversity. The area is filled with numerous species of animals and trees. The park also has lakes, streams, and lagoons. It is home for most of the species in the entire island. Yala is admired and loved by locals and foreigners from the beginning of time. The greatest attraction of the premises is the animals in their natural element.

If you are up to challenging, adventurous, yet most satisfying visitations, Yala is a must-go. It will give you an opportunity of a lifetime to embrace everything the island has to offer in one tour. Come and marvel at the elephants bathing in the lakes and streams with their babies, breathe the lung-refreshing air, be amazed at the leopards, listen to the endless singing of the birds, and many more. It is indeed a treat of a lifetime.

Come and experience this unforgettable Tour

For your entire globetrotter who loves adventures, this Yala Safari Tour will give you one of the best memories to cherish. It is nothing but pure tranquility and peace from nature. If you are someone who inhales nature and admires its miraculous wonders, Yala has it all! Make sure to come with your cameras because you won’t want to miss out on peacocks dancing, herds of elephants wandering, leopards hiding behind bushes, sloth bear waiting for prey, and pure breeze of nature. Click as many pictures and selfies as you want because Yala Safari Tour will be the most highlighted destination of your entire itinerary. You will not be disappointed. All you ever wanted to see in the wilderness will be displayed in their best element.

Grab your smart phones, cameras, water bottles, and get ready for this amazing tour with us to one of the most beloved national parks in the island!

Yala Safari Tour with Mahaweli Tours & Holidays

Possible Starting / Pick-up Locations :
Yala, Thissamaharama, Galle, Matara, Tangalle, Dikwella, Mirissa, Unawatuna, Udawalawa, Ella, Badulla, Bandarawela, Haputhale, Arugambay

Duration : Yala Safari Tour will take around 3 ½ on average.

Tour Type : A private tour. Vehicle and the Guide / Chauffer guide are dedicated to you / your group. Safari tour will be done by an off road vehicle and traveling to the starting point and back will be done by Comfortable Car / Van / Mini coach.


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(Yala Safari Caver Image Credit: Pip Jones from Twitter)

The Madulsima Mini Worlds End is a fabulous place to visit in the Badulla District. It is situated in the Madulsima area at an elevation of 1357m. The place has recently become popular among many local travelers. But it is an unknown place for most. You can observe a large portion of the eastern province from here. The view is absolutely mind-blowing, and it is fantastic for a photographer.


Madulsima Mini Worlds End is situated in the village of Pitamaruwa. It is a small village which is situated 60km away from Badulla City. The distance to the place from Passara is 42km and from Madulsima, a small town, is 18km. Anyhow, the location is 290km away from the capital, Colombo.

Public transport is available to the Madulsima from Passara or Badulla. But it is perfect if you can use a private vehicle. Road conditions are poor in some parts. Therefore, it’s better if you can also use a 4-wheel vehicle or a bike. The surroundings of the route are very scenic with the greenish tea plantations. That will add additional beauty to your trip. The last part of the trip should be done by foot.

More facts about Madulsima Mini Worlds End

The mini worlds end is situated on the edge of the Roeberry Tea Estate. However, it is managed by the tourist board of the Uva Province. You are allowed to go camping in the area. But you should also consider the heavy wind. The panoramic view will definitely amaze anyone. Such a fantastic place to fly a drone and observe it from a bird’s-eye view.

The fog will cover the place on most occasions. The average temperature is around 18 °C and the annual rainfall is around 2000 mm. You should consider the weather before you go here. This is another place rich in leaches. So, please bring leech protection.

What can you observe from the Madulsima Mini Worlds End ?

The morning picture is wonderful with the sunrise. You can see clouds under you in most of the early mornings. The view is clear if the mist doesn’t affect it.

Mahiyangana, Sorabora Wewa, Senanayaka Tank, Ampara, Bibile, Kokagala, Mahaoya, Monaragala, etc. are some of the clearly visible places.

Final Words

Madulsima Mini Worlds End is a nice place to visit in Badulla. You can observe a beautiful picture from there. Aradunu Ella is a scenic waterfall you can go in the Pitamaruwa Village. DS Rock is another attractive mountain which you can observe during the trip.



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Bomburu Ella Waterfall is a superb destination to visit in Nuwara Eliya. It is a beautiful and cascading waterfall that is situated inside a forest canopy. The place is very popular among local travelers. But it is also a great site to visit as a tourist. Bomburu Ella is 50m in height and 20m in width. It is considered that it is one of the widest waterfalls in the country.


Bomburu Ella is situated in the Uva Paranagama Divisional Secretariat area of the Badulla district. The location is also considered the boundary of both Badulla and Nuwara Eliya districts. The distance to the place from Welimada city is around 21km and from Nuwara Eliya city is around 19km.

If you are starting from Colombo, then you can come to Welimada Town via Bandarawela. Then the public transport buses are available from there. Perawella is the closest village to the Bomburu Ella Waterfall.

There are no good facilities to park your public vehicles. You can park them near the entrance. From there, you need to walk around 2km towards the inside of the forest. But it is a nice trek or walk for anyone. You will definitely feel relaxed after you reach the waterfall.

More facts about Bomburu Ella Waterfall

It is a waterfall with four cascades. Anyone can go to the top of the waterfall with a hard effort. Furthermore, it belongs to the Kotakithul Kanda Mountain (1842m). Bomburu Ella Waterfall is situated inside the Seetha Eliya-Kandapola Forest Reserve. Therefore, you are not allowed to camp there.

The spraying water drops always generate a scenic view. It is a fantastic place for photographers. Most people never forget to take photos near the front grass area. Anyhow, you can reach the bottom of the waterfall. The place is always cool and wet.

Final Word

Bomburu Ella Waterfall is a nice place to visit in the Nuwara Eliya region. This is not a good place for bathing or camping. It is better if you can go there on the weekdays. You aren’t allowed to disturb wildlife and harm the plants of the forest reserve. Entrance is free and please bring leech protection for the trek. It is a cool, calm, and clean place. So, don’t pollute the place and please bring back everything that you are carrying.

There are also so many nice places to visit around Bomburu Ella Waterfall. Hakgala Botanical Garden is one of those places that you should not miss in that region.



(Cover Image Source: Thilan Wijegunaratne from Twitter)

Wilpattu Safari Tour is one of the best wildlife experiences to take in Sri Lanka. We are Mahaweli Tours & Holidays, a leading tour agency in Sri Lanka. We offer a wide range of tours for tourists. Our Wilpattu Safari Tour is specially designed for wildlife enthusiasts.

An Introduction to Wilpattu Safari Tours

Of the many extraordinary natural beauties that Sri Lanka holds, Wilpattu holds a special prominence. The specialty of this place is that it has ‘willus’, which means naturally sand-rimmed pools or basins which fill with rain water. They are also called “Nature Lakes.”

Our Wilpattu Safari Tour is specially designed to take you on a marvelous ride around this amazing nature safari, which will give you an experience you will never forget. You will be provided with a guide who is knowledgeable regarding local knowledge and good at English. If you need a language-specific guide, that can also be arranged upon special request. This Wilpattu Safari Tour is going to give you thrills and make you wonder how amazing nature really is.

Wilpattu National Park: the amazing natural sanctuary for Safari Tour

Wilpattu is one of the oldest and most protected of all national parks. It is located in the northwest part of Sri Lanka in the dry zone. It is governed by the Department of Wildlife Conservation. Historical folk stories say that the point Prince Vijaya landed in Sri Lanka was later upgraded to National Park status. In the ancient days, Sri Lanka was called “Thambapanni”, which means copper sand. Wilpattu has roads and certain areas that have contrasting red and copper-like soil, which brings out these folk stories to life. The park is full of life and diversity. You will not be disappointed. It is considered one of the best national parks in Sri Lanka because of its diversity.

From the entrance of your Wilpattu Safari tour, it gives a very beautiful feeling where the shadowy roads lead to lush forests. It is completely surrounded by greenery, and the roads in between are the ones that make the whole experience a wonderful one. At one point, you will go through ‘willus’, which means the shallow water ponds that appear in the rainy season. You will then go under the trees’ shadows with a cold breeze. There is plenty of bird life and you will hear them singing throughout the day. It is never boring. Embrace the herds of elephants, leopards growling behind trees, bears and wild boars eyeing prey, and the singing of beautiful birds according to the breeze’s tune.

Wilpattu Flora and Fauna

Over 31 species of mammals have been found in Wilpattu, while a number of endemic plants and trees have been recorded too. Not only mammals, but birds, reptiles, and amphibians are found in Wilpattu. It is one of the best national parks in Sri Lanka with many special features. The ideal time to do wilpattu safari tour is between February and October.

So pack your backpack and get ready for this adventurous safari tour around one of the oldest wildlife sanctuaries in Sri Lanka. It is not to be missed. You will get the best wildlife experience in their natural habitat. If you are a nature lover, you will fall in love with Wilpattu the moment you enter. The scattered ‘willus’ – water ponds and red/copper sand – will amaze you. Come, capture, and cherish it!

Wilpattu Safari Tours with Mahaweli Tours & Holidays

Possible Starting/Pick-up Locations:

Colombo, Negombo, Chillaw, Puttlam, Kalpitiya, Anuradhaura, Dambulla, Sigiriya, Kurunega, Kandy, (You can let us know your exact location for us to check and confirm the possibility.)

The Safari Tour will take approximately 3 12 hours on average.

Tour Type: Our Safari Tour is a private tour. The vehicle and the guide/chauffeur guide are dedicated to you and your group. The safari tour will be done by an off-road vehicle, and traveling to the starting point and back will be done by a comfortable car, van, or mini coach.

So, it’s time to choose your Wilpattu Safari Tour with us! For more details, call: +94777 111553 or email: info@mahaweli.lk .


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Possible Starting / Pick-up Locations :
Colombo, Kandy, Negombo, Nuwaraeliya, Benthota, Hikkaduwa, (You can let us know your exact location for us to check and confirm the possibility)

Duration : It will take 2 – 4 hours to complete the

Tour Type : A private tour. Vehicle and the Guide / Chauffer guide are dedicated to you / your group. Rafting and other activities are carried out by professional trainers and they will be providing the required equipment. Transport to the starting point and back will be done by Comfortable Car / Van / Mini coach.

When in Sri Lanka, days are never boring as there is so much to see, so much to do, and so much to eat. White water rafting is a recreational sport that gives an adrenaline-charged experience to water sports enthusiasts. This tour is uniquely designed to take you on white water rafting in Sri Lanka. You will be given a guide who is able to communicate with you in English as well as provide ample information on the local knowledge. Language specific guides can be provided on request too. Sri Lanka is an island full of almost every tourism opportunity. In this tiny island, there is adventure, there is natural beauty, there is ocean, and there is rich culture. Tourists from all over the world come to Sri Lanka to experience great natural exposure and adventure.

Famous places and rivers in Sri Lanka for white water rafting

For all who love an adventurous couple of hours, white water rafting will treat you just right. Sri Lanka’s most famous place for water rafting is a small town in the center of Sri Lanka called Kithulgala. This small town is famous specifically for this activity. People have many misconceptions about water rafting. As a lot of them say, you do not need extraordinary physical fitness. Although swimming would be an added benefit, an average amount of fitness will just do the job. It is an adventurous spirit that matters. You will be provided with a flotation kit whether you know swimming or not. Water rafting can be done in white waters or any turbulent waters in a river or a body of water. But Kithulgala is famous for this and has so many of them doing it. Three of the main rivers rafting is conducted are Kaleni River at Kithulgala, Mahaweli, and Sitawaka.

Picturesque Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is consisted of many adventurous sports. Water rafting is one of the most loved activities by locals and foreigners alike. The tour will give you a thrilling experience to the central part of Sri Lanka. The way to Kithulgala is one of the most beautiful roads and the Kalani River at Kithulgala is one of the most famous rivers for water rafting. The rafting distance generally covered around 5KMs and a comprehensive set of instructions will be given to the participants by the instructor. This is an adventurous activity for anyone who is above 10 years of age.

An experience worth having!

Come and experience the exhilarating and thrilling experience of white water rafting in Sri Lanka, one of the most loved things to do by all tourists. It should be a must in your itinerary as Sri Lanka is famous for water rafting in Kithulgala. You will be guided and instructed properly, thus making it easy for you to enjoy. It does not require a lot of physical activity as most of them assume. It is an experience in one of the most beautiful rivers in Sri Lanka. Therefore, pack your bags, keeping in mind that this adventurous activity is on the list. This tiny island is full of adventure, color, and beauty. Come and see for yourself, and you will never be disappointed.



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Looking for a Mirissa Whale Watching Tour? If so, you are at the correct place. As a leading tour agency in Sri Lanka, Mahaweli Tours & Holidays offers the best tours for you. The Mirissa Whale Watching Tour is an awesome experience for those who love marine wildlife.

Introduction to Whale Watching Tour Mirissa

As an island, Sri Lanka is covered in beautiful blue waters from all four corners. Travelers come to this island mostly to enjoy the sea breeze, eat good food, and get a healthy tan. There are cities that are blessed with beautiful sea shores. Mirissa is one of those places where you get the most refreshing experience of the ocean.

Mirissa Whale Watching Tour is uniquely designed to take you or/ and your group to Mirissa because the place is for Whale watching. You will be accompanies by our excellent guides who are fluent in English and local knowledge. Everything you need to know about the tour, the city, and the country will be informed by our professional guides. Language specific guides can be arranged on special request too.

A little about the majestic city – Mirissa

Mirissa is situated in the Southern-most part of the island. Southern shores are the most beautiful ones that Sri Lanka owns. It is a small town in Matara District and it is known for beautiful beaches and nightlife for tourists. It is a place to enjoy a fresh coconut, breathe in the fresh air and forget all your sorrows. You will get to know how beautiful and rich the nature is, even before you get there. It is a popular tourist destination and also very famous for Whale watching. This is one of the reasons why many come to enjoy the fresh breeze while watching these mighty aquatic creatures do their sport.

Whale Watching in Mirissa

One of the main reasons why people go to Mirissa is to watch the Whales. Between October to May is the ideal time for visiting. Deep down in the ocean, the area is blessed with many species of Whales such as Blue Whales, Bryde’s Whale, Pilot Whale and Dolphins. Starting from Mirissa harbor, the whole thing is a striking adventure. For everyone who is in to adventure, nature, and animal kingdom, this is a must-go. Whale watching in Mirissa will give you an experience of a lifetime. The beautiful and mighty sea creatures will pop up from the waters and show-off with their amazing dances and jumps. It is one of the main treasures of Mirissa and people love to enjoy clean and fresh air while watching the dancers of the ocean.

Whale watching has become an adventurous, yet one of the most thrilling experiences tourists get up to date. So do not miss out on this amazing experience when you come to Sri Lanka. This tour is particularly designed to give you a memorable experience in this beautiful paradise. Come and take them all in so you can cherish later! Make sure to take as many pictures as you can. This is a must-see in this small island. We will be providing professionals to guide you throughout and you will not miss a thing.

Mirissa Whale Watching Tour by Mahaweli Tours & Holidays

Possible Starting / Pick-up Locations :
Mirissa, Unawatuna, Matara, Tangalle, Galle, Dickwella, Benthota, Hikkaduwa, Udawalawa, (You can let us know your exact location for us to check and confirm the possibility)

Duration :  We have to be at the starting point by 6.15 am. And it will take around 04 hours to complete the tour. We will be doing the tour using small ships and boats guided and handled by experienced staff.  All the required safety precautions are taken as per the regulations.

Tour Type : Our Mirissa Whale Watching Tour is a private tour. Vehicle and the Guide / Chauffer guide are dedicated to you / your group. Safari tour will be done by an off road vehicle and traveling to the starting point and back will be done by Comfortable Car / Van / Mini coach



(Mirissa Cover Image Credit: Asitha Kalinga from Twitter)

Ramboda Ella Waterfall is another beautiful tourist attraction in Sri Lanka. It is situated in the Nuwara Eliya district of the Central Province. The waterfall is very popular among local travelers. It is 109m in height and is considered the 11th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka.

There are three parts to the waterfall. It is the upper fall, middle fall, and latter fall. Locals call these falls “Ihala Ramboda Oya Ella”, “Meda Ramboda Oya Ella”, and “Pahala Ramboda Oya Ella”. You cannot see the upper fall to the Kandy-Nuwara Eliya A5 Road. You will need to walk on a footpath for around 1.5km to reach there. The second fall is situated just after the Ramboda tunnel. It is a superb spot for bathing. But you need to walk down to the downward footpath to reach the latter fall. You cannot see it from the main road. If you can go to the Ramboda Falls Hotel, then you can see the beauty of the third fall very nicely.

The elevation of the Ramboda Ella Waterfall is 945m above sea level. The distance from Kandy is 55km and from Nuwara Eliya is 25km. From the upper falls, you can observe the Kotmale Valley, Mahaweli Maha Seya, and Kotmale Reservior. It is so nice and scenic.

Puna Ella, Dunsinan Falls, and Peacock Hills are some of the other tourist attractions nearby. You can come to Ramboda Ella Waterfall during your Nuwara Eliya City Tour.

(Ramboda Ella Waterfall Image Credit: Sri Lanka Photos from Twitter)

Wasgamuwa Safari Tour is a superb wildlife experience to take in Sri Lanka. As a leading tour agency in Sri Lanka, Mahaweli Tours & Holidays offers Wasgamuwa Safari Tours to travelers. Before we talk more about this tour, let us give you a brief introduction to the Wasgamuwa National Park.

Introduction to Wasgamuwa Safari Tour

Sri Lanka is located in the heart of Indian Ocean and is one of the most loved islands in the entire world for its natural beauties, wildlife, historical value, and people. There are many places for all tourists to see in Sri Lanka in many areas. Wasgamuwa is one of those places which are admired by the whole world.

Wasgamuwa Safari Tour is a private tour dedicated to you or/and your group where we will be allocating a professional guide/ chauffer guide who is qualified and well versed with the local knowledge. We will be providing guides who are proficient in English. On special request, we can provide guides who are language specific.

What is Wasgamuwa National Park?

Wasgamuwa National Park is one of the most loved wildlife sanctuaries in Sri Lanka. It is full of endemic wild creatures and birds. During the tour, you will come across rare species of the animal kingdom and birds that are quite amusing. A few of the rare and exotic species include cloth bear, leopards, endemic monkeys, and water buffalo. This park is a paradise on earth, with trees, birds, and animals hovering across the land. It is protected by Department of Wildlife Conservation.

Where is it at?

Wasgamuwa National Park is geographically located neighboring the historical city Polonnaruwa, which make it even more precious to the island. It is surrounded by rare and endemic species of flora and fauna which brings forth fresh air throughout the day. The neighboring city Polonnaruwa is one of the most powerful kingdoms that existed in the olden days, thus making the entire area a special place for visitation.

Enjoy the majestic opulence of natural habitat!

The park is full of scattered water ponds and pools which enable aquatic creatures and elephants to enjoy. For wildlife enthusiasts all around the world, Wasgamuwa is a must-see as it is condensed with species that are very rare and that you may not see anywhere else. For those that are taking the tour, can also visit the ancient ruins and historical places in the nearby cities; Polonnaruwa and Dambulla. It is home to more than 23 species of mammals. Endemic and endangered animal species are highly protected by the authorities and they are a sight to see and behold!

Come and see for yourself!

Everyone who is eager to explore nature, wildlife, and animal kingdom, Wasgamuwa National Park is a must. The best time of the year to visit the place is in between November to May where the largest herds of elephants wander around the park. With great national and historic value, the park holds one of the most appraised places in Sri Lanka. These large and gentle mammals enjoy the nature and other species through the day and it is beautiful to see how they get along. You can enjoy rejuvenating fresh air as soon as you enter the premises and see the miracles of nature in their best element. Want to experience the beauties and unseen realities of wildlife?

Come; let us go on a Safari Tour in Wasgamuwa National Park to experience the best of the bests.

This is a call for all those enthusiasts who admire and love nature and wildlife. There are a handful of places in Earth where wildlife is so condensed. This is one of those places you will get to see numerous species in one place. Don’t miss out the chances you might not get again.

Wasgamuwa Safari Tour with Mahaweli Tours & Holidays

Possible Starting / Pick-up Locations :
Wasgamuwa, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Dambulla, Mathale, Kandy, Mahiyanganaya, Pasikudah  (You can let us know your exact location for us to check and confirm the possibility)

Duration : Safari Tour will take around 3 ½ on average.

Tour Type : A private tour. Vehicle and the Guide / Chauffer guide are dedicated to you / your group. Wasgamuwa Safari Tour will be done by an off road vehicle and traveling to the starting point and back will be done by Comfortable Car / Van / Mini coach.


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(Wasgamuwa Cover Image Credit: AsianDating from Twitter)