Udawalawe national park, located within 200 km to the south east of the commercial capital of Colombo, Sri Lanka is an elegantly a wonderful eco tourism park. The park expands over 30821 heck and has earned a reputation for its wild elephants that surpass over the area (there are about 500 in the park in herds of up to 100). The national park nests over the Sabaragamuwa district, Monaragala district and also Uva province. Additionally, the park aims to conserve the variety of flora and fauna ensuring the water catchment areas reserved for animal kind.
The Udawalawe national park is lovely home for wild buffaloes, mongooses, bandicoots, foxes, water monitor lizards, crocodiles, The Rusty-spotted cat, fishing cat. Sri Lankan leopard is permanent members of the Fieldale family present in Udawalawe. The Sri Lankan sloth bear is seldom seen because of its rarity. Sri Lankan sambar deer, Sri Lankan axis deer, Indian muntjac, Sri Lankan spotted chevrotain, wild boar sloth bears, and the occasional leopard. Thus you can involve in bird watching too. Being located and bordered with wet and dry zone areas, the plains dominate the topography. It is recorded that some endemic floral species like Hopea cordifolia, Memecylon petrolatum, Erythroxylon zeylanicum, Jasminum Angustifolia are found under the canopy. Panicum maximum and Imperata cylindric which are concerned as favorites of the wild elephants are common in the park. This has been a reason to accommodate such a large number of herds of elephants in the national park. You will be able to see oriental garden lizards, mugger crocodiles, water monitors and also painted lip lizards around the area. If you are touring with a helpful guide, try to identify the species of snakes that you may see on your journey with him.
The park gets a high rain fall during the months of April- May and October - November. The park brings you several packages of safari jeep tours in Udawalawe national park. You can reserve either comfortable and a full day or a half day trip with hospitality. A 4WD open top safari is the best to discover all the area, which will bring you an unforgettable experience in wild life in Sri Lanka. Since 30th of July 1972, where the park was established the well experienced and professional staff of the park is will support you with Service plus care throughout your journey in Udawalawe.