Udawalawa National Park
Sri Lanka

personal experience

I visited this area in December 2016.


This national park is mainly known for it's elephant population.

With so many elephants, this gives one a chance to watch behaviours, and see a range of individuals from large males, to mothers, to young ones.

Other mammals include water buffalo


There are many water holes throughout the park, and this attracts a range of birds.

Great Egret feeding, Udawalawa National Park.
Little Egret on top of water buffalo, Udawalawa National Park.
Indian Thick-knee, Udawalawa National Park.
Indian Peacock in tree, Udawalawa National Park.
Indian Peacock in display, Udawalawa National Park.
Barn Swallow

Thinking of doing expedition travel after everything has calmed down? I do a lot of my guiding and lecturing work on Silversea.