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 travelling again after everything settles down? One of the first expeditions I am booked to work on is the NZ sub-Antarctics with Silversea Expeditions and Australia with Coral Expeditions. And here is a shortened version of one of my lectures in a warmer part of the world.