Find your sense of adventure with a Sri Lanka wildlife holiday

Wildlife in Sri Lanka

We humans are creatures of habit. And in a world where routine has become norm, we all need time away, a break, new stimulus for our senses, to get our old grey cells working to full capacity again. Travel is one of the best ways to re-kindle our love of life as it opens us up to new and exciting experiences. A great way to immerse yourself wholeheartedly in an adventure holiday is to visit Sri Lanka national parks of which Sri Lanka is blessed with many.

Because Sri Lanka is known as a paradise getaway with its warm and inviting beaches, it is easy to forget that this tiny island is home to a staggering number of wildlife national parks. Preserved from ancient times, today these parks are a great example of modern eco-tourism.

Learn as you visit

Sri Lanka has one of the highest rates of biological endemism in the world and is also among the top biodiversity hotspots in the world. This is why the country is rich with mammals, reptiles and birds. Elephants, leopards, sloth bear, sambar and wildlife buffalo are all amazing to see in their natural habitat. There is something magical about seeing these majestic beasts roam around freely, while also helping us, as humans, gain a true perspective of our role in the world. You will go home with a heightened respect for nature.

Challenge yourself

Unlike a visit to the zoo, when you go on a wildlife holiday, you are allowing yourself to experience a true wildlife adventure, as you enter the domain of the animals. You learn patience, because animals do not dance to our tune; instead we must wait patiently to catch a glimpse of them getting about their daily lives. You will travel through unfamiliar terrain and must keep your senses alert if you don’t want to miss a sighting.

A sense of achievement

Today, fortunately, we shoot with cameras and not with guns. It is an amazing experience to capture that perfect shot of a wild animal. Getting close enough to an animal in the wild and capturing it with your camera is a feeling that needs to be experienced as it is hard to describe. These photographs will help keep the memories alive for years to come.

Giving back while having fun

If you are lucky enough to see the rare Toque Macaque or the Purple-faced Langur or the red slender Loris while on your visit to Sri Lanka national parks then you are truly blessed. You can also take pride in the knowledge that your visit goes towards preserving these national treasures that are home to countless species. Appreciating and preserving wildlife is a responsibility that everyone should take on and take pride in.

Walk Insight Team
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