Yala National Park
Yala National Park is Sri Lanka's premier wildlife destination, without doubt the best place in the country to see leopard. The park boasts a higher concentration of these elusive felines than anywhere else in the world, although sightings are not guaranteed. You will also witness crocodiles basking in the sun, herds of spotted deer, sloth bears, porcupines, buffaloes, macaque monkeys and many more species of mammals. Yala also offers outstanding birdwatching year round, including thousands of migratory species in the winter months (October to March). Enjoy morning and evening jeep safaris in the park, experiencing a wide variety of habitats including scrub jungle, water tanks, brackish lagoons and rivers.
Yala National Park is closed from September to mid-October each year.