The well-known Yala National Park in Sri Lanka would be a delight for nature and wildlife enthusiasts; if you undertake a safari here, you would have the opportunity to spot many kinds of enthralling wildlife to be seen here.
Undoubtedly, the Sri Lankan elephant would be a highlight at Yala National Park, with as many as 300 to 350 of them residing here. You will see these magnificent creatures roaming around or bathing in waterholes and lagoons. An accommodation choice to consider from which you could easily experience the Yala wildlife and which will help to organise safaris would be the appealingly located Cinnamon Wild Yala.
You will find that Yala National Park boasts the greatest density of leopards to be found anywhere in the world. These majestic creatures, which are Sri Lanka’s apex predators, feed mainly on wild boar and deer and could often be spotted in lowlands and scrubland. Keep in mind that morning and dusk would be the best times for spotting leopards at Yala.
The Sri Lankan sloth bear would be another intriguing creature that could be spotted at Yala National Park. These bears have shaggy thick fur, a long snout and a head similar in shape to that of a dog. These creatures feed mainly on termites, ants, various fruits, honeycombs, nuts, plants and rodents and are great to photograph.
Yala is also renowned for the engrossing kinds of birds to be found within it. Birdwatching enthusiasts would have the opportunity to spot varieties like the blue-tailed bee-eater, peacock, painted stork, grey heron and so on. Of particular interest would be endemic species of birds including the Sri Lanka junglefowl, Sri Lanka grey hornbill and crimson-fronted barbet.