Leopards and Elephants and Bears, Oh My!
For a small island, Sri Lanka has so much wildlife on offer, including its own 'Big Five' - Asian elephant, leopard, sloth bear, blue whale and sperm whale. Our wildlife holidays bring you the very best of this environmentally diverse country, which boasts 86 species of mammals (including leopards, elephants and sloth bears), more than 400 bird species (including 26 endemics), and a colourful array of flowering plants and trees, all contained within 21 National Parks out of 100 areas protected by the Government, and surrounded by the Indian Ocean alive with mighty blue, sperm and humpback whales as well as large pods of dolphins.
“The safaris were great. Loved them. I saw about 150 species of birds, which is not bad at all as out of season and we were lucky to see Leopard and Sloth Bear at Yala. We particularly enjoyed the jeep safaris.”