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Wilpattu National Park

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Address: off Chilaw Anuradhapura road, Sri Lanka
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The Largest Park in Sri Lanka

This is the largest park in Sri Lanka. So need more time to spend inside to spot animals. I have been there over 10 times & still not seen a leopard. You need to spend whole day... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
Ja Ela, Sri Lanka

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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

When we were there end of april it was really quite. A extreme long dry period. The bigger animals especially the elephants were aggresive. We didn't see them fortunately. We have done quite some safari in thed past so our expectations were low. The birds are sometimes really fascinating. There are easy to spot so are the crocks and deers... More 

Thank Nick v
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a full day safari which was not enough to cover the park.But we managed to travel nearly 130km inside the park and to see birds animals. We got to see numerous bird species,crocodiles,elephants,deer,leopard and sloth bear and many more. We really enjoyed the surrounding which kept on changing within a few area of land to a huge... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our main issue with Sri Lankan tourism is that the prices are continuously changing and getting more and more costly by the day. Here I'll give you a breakdown of what it cost us in Feb 2017. And ill let you know what I thought of it. Here is a breakdown of the costs: Jeep entrance: 250 Jeep hire: 4000rs... More 

Thank Lydsonjars
San Luis Obispo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To enjoy more you should stay at the bungalows located within the park. This is a place where me and my husband want to visit again.

Thank Shiro L
Monticello, Utah
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a visit. Lots of lakes and wildlife. Birds galore. Deers. A highlife was a sloth Bear walking across the track. We also saw a large leopard in the trees but not fast enough with our camera for a photo. Aust couple traveling with Travel Lanka.

Thank Col A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

WPN is really a waste of money..the entrance fee is 10x higher for foreigners compared to locals...and u can see only few common animals...very boring safari as the roads also repeated...dissapointed

Thank Nanthini R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wilpattu is a beautiful National Park in Sri Lanka. With a good driver and a four-wheel vehicle plus an excellent guide we saw a leopard, sloth bear, water buffaloes and elephants plus a numerous birds both endemic and migratory. Our guide had the uncanny ability to spot birds or animals from a great distance.

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Ja Ela, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

This is the largest park in Sri Lanka. So need more time to spend inside to spot animals. I have been there over 10 times & still not seen a leopard. You need to spend whole day & need luck to see animals. I seen bear & elephants lot.

Thank lakshansilva
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This park is much more natural and beautiful than Yala NP, while still offering a good chance of seeing leopards. It feels less like a zoo there and you can really lose yourself in the nature. Lots of birds, leopards, sloth bears and, if you're lucky, elephants, this park encompasses all Sri Lanka has to offer in terms of wildlife.... More 

Thank Nicholas M
Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Sorry to be negative but surely the idea of a safari park conjures up images of lions, elephants, crocodiles and so forth. Well, apparently Wilpattu has leopards but they were well hidden on the day we visited. Oh well, its Sri Lanka so we are bound to see herds of elephants to make up for it, right? Nope. Not even... More 

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