Wilpattu National Park (Land of Lakes) is well named, as the existence of over 60 natural water basins marks this park out as an area of special importance for the preservation of wildlife, especially as it’s located in the Northwest coast lowland dry zone. They act as natural reservoirs during the annual drought, from May to September, and this is the best time to visit for animal viewing.

Wild & Untamed

After years of being isolated due to the civil war, Wilpattu remains largely off the beaten track and its wild, untamed nature draws in visitors who want to explore a park that hasn’t yet been tapped by the luxury hotel market.