Immersive leopard and sloth bear safari experience – Wilpattu National Park

3 Hours

Observe leopards and sloth bears over 131,000 hectares of forest and wetlands at Wilpattu National Park, visited by fewer jeeps in comparison to Yala.

Why should you book this Wilpattu National Park Safari ?

  • The Sri Lankan leopard is a recognised subspecies of the Indian leopard and is currently the largest species of leopard living in Asia. The Wilpattu National Park is known for its numerous opportunities to film and photograph these wonderful animals that are often seen lying beside the park’s many villus.
  • Wilpattu is also home to Sri Lankan sloth bears, which are highly threatened. Less than 1,000 of them are currently living in the wild.
  • Wilpattu National Park is the largest national park in Sri Lanka but has fewer visitors compared to the Yala National Park. This offers you less crowded wildlife encounters.
  • You have 2 options to book safaris in the Wilpattu National Park: [1] morning safari [2] evening safari
  • Specially modified, comfortable jeeps are provided for all wilpattu safaris.
  • We also extend customised services for our guests (family safaris/honeymoon safaris/photography safaris etc.


You will first meet up with the Safari Driver at the gate entrance to the Wilpattu National Park. For the morning half-day tour, the starting time will be at 6 a.m. while the afternoon tour begins at 2.30 p.m.

After entering the national park with your guide in a jeep, you will be able to spot several species of birds and other animals that have made their homes in this sanctuary. Your wilpattu safari could be more focused on leopards, sloth bears, birds etc. depending on your interests.

You will be taken through most of the Wilpattu National Park , covering the wetlands, grasslands, forest patches, etc. We will make longer stops at certain watering holes for unique photography opportunities.

We will stop at a designated spot overlooking the lake where you can get down, stretch your legs and enjoy a cup of tea/coffee prepared by our crew.

Finishing the Safari, either around 10 a.m. or around 6 p.m. you will be dropped at the park entrance.

Pick up and drop off could be arranged from your hotel in Wilpattu or any other accommodation in wilpattu. 


Includes & Excludes

Included in the price

  • Experienced local safari driver cum guide
  • Jeep cost of the Wilpattu Safari
  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled water


  • Arrival and departure transportation
  • Any extra beverages or food consumed
  • Any tips to the staff
  • Any personal effects not mentioned above
  • *Pick up and drop off from your hotel in Wilpattu or any other accommodation in wilpatttu could be arranged at an extra cost.
Overall Trip Rating:
- Based on 2 travel reviews
Very Good
  1. Great Safari Exprience!!!
    By Terresa Boultan
    from Sri Lanka
    December 22, 2023
    The safari was excellent with experienced driver and guide, saw leopards, sloth bears, deers, crocodiles and rich birdlife. Highly recommend!
    Date of Experience: December 20, 2023
  2. Super Safaris with exellent Guide and Driver
    By Peter Jordi
    from United Arab Emirates
    January 27, 2023
    It was very good. our guide would know everything about animals, flowers, trees all about nature. He also spoke English very well. our driver was also very good and their communicated very well with guide, their was a good team. We saw leopards, bears, birds etc. Sometimes we had also a lot of fun on the safari.
    Date of Experience: January 23, 2023

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Immersive leopard and sloth bear safari experience – Wilpattu National Park
From $147
/ Adult - Single Person(SOLO)
From $98
/ Adult - 2 Persons
From $82
/ Adult - 3 Persons
From $74
/ Adult - 4 Persons
From $69
/ Adult - 5 or More people
From $49
/ Child - Price per child
  • SLDT/1702/SAFWIL01
  • Ideally 6.00AM | 02.30PM
  • Wilpattu Park Entrance [Transport could be provided from your location at an extra cost]
  • 12 Hours
  • 3 Hours
  • Year Around(However, there will be more rain in April & October to December)


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