Taking part in a safari was one of the main reasons to visit Sri Lanka. From the beginning, I knew that I want to see the wildlife and be part of something that I have not had a chance to experience before.
We have chosen Udawalawe National Park for our safari for its fame of elephants. Seeing them live was one of my biggest dreams and I still feel the same level of excitement writing this post as I did when I was in the park. Traveling in Sri Lanka is very tiring and takes time but if there is one thing that you should see visiting that country, it should be the safari.
Udawalawe National Park was created to provide shelter for wild animals back in 1972. It is most known for elephants as well as water birds and it is third most visited park in the whole of Sri Lanka.
We started our day by being picked up from our hotel about 10.30 am. As we were staying close to Galle, it took about three hours to get to the destination. From there, we moved vehicles and the real adventure began !!
The safari itself took about three hours and I cannot praise our tour guide enough. He was very informative and tried to show us as much as possible. Some of the animals we saw, were too quick-moving to be able to capture their images but I hope you will still be able to get the sense of experience and the beauty of the park.
Sri Lanka elephants are smaller than the African ones and somehow more hairy but even more adorable…
The variety of different species of birds is amazing… Most of which I have never seen before !!
Spot the jackal…
Monkeys are always fun to watch !
The pictures that I am sharing with you, although beautiful do not give this park enough justice. I loved every single minute and I hope to repeat the experience in different parts of the world in the near future.
I will have a vlog coming your way very soon, featuring the whole day on this amazing safari so stay tuned for that !
Thank you very much for reading and stopping by !!