Situated 170 km southeast of Colombo, the Uda Walawe (Udawalawe) National
Park covers area of approximately 30,821 hectares in the dry
zone. This park lies within the Ratnapura and Monaragala districts
and sitting in the middle of the park is the Uda Walawe Reservoir.
This Park comprises grasslands and thorn scrubs and many valuable
species of trees especially teak.
It is largely inhabited by
elephants, spotted deer, sambhur, water buffaloes, mongoose,
bandicoots, foxes, water monitor lizards, crocodiles, wild boars,
Toque Monkeys, Grey Langur, leopards and 30 varieties of snakes.
Bird life of Uda Walawe (Udawalawe) National Park includes Sri Lanka Jungle
Fowl, Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Wooly-necked
Stork, Black-headed Ibis, Black-shouldered Kite, White-bellied
Sea Eagle, Crested Serpent Eagle, Changeable Hawk Eagle, Shikrs,
Sirkeer Malkoha, and Blue-faced Malkoha.
We offer individual Udawalawe Jeep Safaris, ec-friendly Udawalawe Camping Trips and Udawalawe Excursions as part of some our Sri Lanka Round Tours.