Wilpattu Safari Tours by Mahaweli Tours
Wilpattu Safari Tours Sri Lanka

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 rainwater. 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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