Excluding international flights
- Path less travelled visiting Wilpattu
- Chance to see wild leopards, elephants and sloth bear
- Incredible whale and dolphin whale watching tours
- Tour can be tailored around your own requirements
Wilpattu Leopard and the Dolphins of Kalpitiya
Compared to the very popular Yala national park, Wilpattu will always be the ‘path less travelled’ and here it is more about the quality of your wildlife encounters, rather than the number. Accommodation near the park remains largely a choice of mobile tented camps on private land, but there is also now a slightly more traditionally built option (the Kulu bungalow is available as an upgrade). The real pay-off is the escape from the crowds and that more intimate connection with nature and wildlife. Kalpitiya became famous for Sperm Whale sightings, but between December and April it is also an incredible location for the resident spinner dolphins. You can have that perfect combination of a relaxed beach stay with marine wildlife tours that are not overly commerical and can often deliver amazing wildlife encounters.
Best time to visit -JAN
Safari Style -Bespoke Wildlife
PRIVATE TRANSFER FROM COLOMBO AIRPORT TO JETWING BEACH, NEGOMBO
DRIVE FROM NEGOMBO TO WILPATTU NATIONAL PARK
THREE FULL DAYS OF MORNING AND AFTERNOON SAFARI IN WILPATTU
Accommodation : Big Game Camp
FINAL MORNING SAFARI THEN DRIVE SOUTH TO KALPITIYA
HALF-DAY DOLPHIN AND WHALE WATCHING BOAT SAFARI
Accommodation : Bar Reef Resort
FREE MORNING FOR ANOTHER WHALE WATCHING EXCURSION
FINAL TRANSFER TO COLOMBO AIRPORT FOR YOUR FLIGHT HOME
Pricing Info & Dates
- £100 donation to the Tiger Trails Foundation
- A private vehicle and driver throughout
- Private safaris in Wilpattu
- All activities and transfers as shown
- Cost of international flights (we can quote on request)
- Costs associated with applicable visas
- Lunch in Colombo and Kalpitiya
- Gratuities for your main wildlife and boat guides
Tour Route Map
Best Time of Year to Visit Sri Lanka for Leopards
Is Sri Lanka the Perfect Destination for a Beach and Wildlife Holiday?
The Big 5 of Sri Lanka. What They are and Where to See Them.
Organising a Leopard Safari in Yala. The 3 Questions You Must Ask.
Tiger and Leopard Safari in India and Sri Lanka – Which Parks to Visit?
Sri Lanka Leopard Safari – Should All Vehicles in Yala Have Speed Limiters Fitted?
Sri Lanka Safari with Leopard Safari in Yala
Our Clients Say About Us
Recently returned from a trip to Sri Lanka & India. As always, our jointly planned adventures with Wildlife Trails produced another raft of good memories to enjoy. Whilst we have been to both ntries several times, all wildlife trips are uniquely unpredictable & different. It was our first time visiting Wilpatu NP in NW Sri Lanka and would recommend it. It is beautiful forest with plenty of lakes, so very picturesque. Great sightings of leopard, sloth bear, many prey animals & fabulous birds. We were also able to enjoy the company of our regular driver (who has become a good friend), thanks to the efforts of Wildlife Trails. In India we revisited Kanha NP & were rewarded with fantastic tiger sightings; the stuff of dreams. We never tire of these two amazing countries. It is always a pleasure to plan & fulfil our travel arrangements with Wildlife Trails. Satisfaction guaranteed for us through our shared wildlife interests, understanding of our preferences, incredible attention to detail & feeling like we are discussing it with friends rather that a travel company, making hopes become reality.
We did a wildlife and cultural tour of Sri Lanka. We visited Uda Walawe, Yala, Mirissa, buduruwagala, dickwella, Rekawa Turtle Sanctuary, Galle, Kottawa Rainforest and Negombo. The wildlife htings were awesome, we saw everything we were looking for (leopards, whales, elephants, turtles) and one big plus - a Sloth Bear! The Buddhist sites were also really interesting as was the Fort at Galle. The weather was great, the people were really friendly and the accomodation was very nice. We had a really good holiday and we were sorry to have to leave Sri Lanka! I have used Wildlife Trails many times, every holiday has been great and we have always been priveleged to find the Wildlife we have been looking for. I will continue to use Wildlife Trails as they work hard to make the itinerary the customer wants happen, at a good price and in the time you have available for the holiday.