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best national park yo vidit

Looking for tips on the greatest national park to experience without the circus of dozens of cars, buses etc but with plenty of animals.

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1. Re: best national park yo vidit

Hi there,

Well all parks except Yala! UW and the Habarana parks have large herds of elephants, and UW also a brilliant natural backdrop with lake and mountain range. Wilpattu has only small isolated elephant groups and loners but is more Yala-like in having a wider variety, including the odd sloth bear and leopard.

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2. Re: best national park yo vidit

try Yala safari in the early morning around 6-7am, so you don't get too many visitors that early :)

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3. Re: best national park yo vidit

Well would disagree. At 6 AM there's a traffic jam of jeeps waiting to get in and they spread like packs of hunters through the park. Weekends and public holidays are worst but also on most weekdays one has to prepare for a circus of cars (luckily buses not allowed in Lankan wildlife parks).

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4. Re: best national park yo vidit

Went to Kumana by 7am. 1st to enter. Saw plenty of wildlife, including Elephants. No leopards.

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5. Re: best national park yo vidit

Yes Kumana (Yala East) is another option, on par with e.g. Wilpattu. We loved it!

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<Erik> & [Sandya]

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