Sri Lanka is an island located in the South of India that has a lot of cool activities you didn’t think you could do in this country. They have several hiking and trekking trails, surfing spots and national parks where you can see wildlife. That’s right, you can experience a safari adventure here. The Flora and Fauna of Sri Lanka is thriving—some of the plants and animals you’ll get to see are unique to the country. As for the safari adventures, prepare to see elephants, leopards and sloth bears! Pretty dope, right?

That means you don’t have to go all the way to South Africa (just yet) to see these wild animals in their natural habitat. Take the cheaper route and plan a trip to Sri Lanka first! An average flight to Sri Lanka will cost PHP 20,000 at best—but if you are good at seat sales, then go through that flight list and hopefully you get a better deal. There are also a lot of budget options for accommodation, which will also be a big bulk of your expenses. And for the price range of the safaris, it can go as low as an estimate of PHP 5,000 to 10,000 depending on how many days you are planning to book your tours. There are 26 national parks in Sri Lanka, and here’s some where we think you’ll enjoy the most:

Yala National Park

One of the popular national parks that people would want to go to, Yala National Park is where you can spot Sri Lankan leopards here. Yup, leopards! Aside from that, you get to see different types of birds, deers, crocodiles, and if you are lucky, a sloth bear.

Udawalawe National Park

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It is said that Udawalawe is one of the best parks to to go elephant watching because it houses around 400 elephants! Imagine how massive this park is. It is also a place that treats injured or orphaned elephants before they are ready to go back to the wild. It doesn’t get as crowded as the other parks, so best to experience it if you decide to visit Sri Lanka.

Gal Oya National Park

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Here you can find Sri Lanka’s largest reservoir called Senanayake Samudraya. Gal Oya National Park offers boat tours where you will get to see Sri Lankan crocodiles. In Gal Oya, you get to witness the life of an indigenous tribe called the Vedda. What’s a better way to experience and immerse yourself in the culture of this country.

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