Wasgamuwa National Park

Let’s Take a Look at Wildest Elephants in Sri Lanka!

Are you a fan of wild animals? Have you been to Sri Lanka’s most adventures National Parks? Let’s take a look at the famous Wasgamuwa (Wasgomuwa) National Park.  First let’s delve into the basics about Wasgamuwa National Park.  Wasgamuwa National Park is located in Matale and Polonnaruwa districts at a distance of 225 km away from Colombo, surrounded by spectacular Mahaweli, Kalu and Amban Rivers revitalizing the flora and fauna. Even though Wasgamuwa National Park straddling over 36,900 hectares there’s only Kadurupitiya entrance which you have to get through Hasalaka or Matale.

Ever seen a Sri Lankan Elephant Closer? If not this is the perfect opportunity for you. In Wasgamuwa National park you can see wild elephants too close! Little warning for you, even though you’re a visitor make sure you don’t make them anxious or try to harm them. Cause we’re taking you to their home. Just for your safety the National Park will provide you an experienced tracker. He’ll take care of you throughout the safari ride safe and sound. As you already know Sri Lankan elephants known as the most beautiful and graceful elephants in the world. Moreover elephants in Wasgamuwa National Park identified as much sturdier and greater than normal Sri Lankan elephants which makes your visit extraordinary.

Here’s few tips for elephant encounters,

  • Stay calm and quite as much as possible.
  • Do not get down from the safari jeep when an elephant come closer to you.
  • Don’t feed elephants.
  • Don’t shout or do unnecessary loud noises to make them go wild.
  • Always listen to your tracker and driver because they have more experience.

 

Other than elephants Spotted Deer (Axis axis), Wild Boar (Sus scrofa), Sloth Bear (Melursus ursinus), Fox (Vulpes vulpes) and different types of Monkeys are in Wasgamuwa National Park.  These spotted deer are known to   live around dry zones around the country. So, make sure you go to the park early in the morning or in the evening where they roam in search of food when the sun is out. If you take a close look at them you will see how virtuous and harmony these animals have with others which is unique to them. What more would make your journey unforgettable than longsighted a leopard yearning for its pray.

Here’s a good news for Ornithologists. If you love bird watching or birding, Wasgamuwa National Park got you covered. “Dambarawa Waw Pitiya” which is the first lake in the National Park is home to 143 bird species including Grey-headed Fish Eagle, Hawk Eagle, Peacock (Pavo cristatus) and endemic red faced Mal Koha. We recommend morning or evening time of the day if you want to have the most out of bird watching in Wasgamuwa National Park.  Just make sure at the end of the day you love and conserve wildlife! If you’re interested in paying a visit to Sri Lanka, let www.bluelankatours.com take care of your journey.