Wilpattu national park and copper sand safari
Enjoy the wildlife adventure with the historical Aryan prince Vijaya’s landing point
Wilpattu is Sri Lanka's largest and oldest national park. Its name derives from the Tamil language: 'willu' means lakes and 'pattu' means ten. According to Sri Lankan history in Mahawansa, the Aryan prince Vijaya landed at Copper Sand and found Princess Kuveni. This location was earlier known as 'Thambapanni'.
wilpattu is renowned for its leopard’s population.
During the civil war, Wilpattu was closed for a period of 16 years, and only 25% of the park is accessible due to dense forest or scrub.
In 1905, the area was designated a sanctuary, and in 1938 it was upgraded to National Park status. 31 species of mammals have been identified within Wilpattu, most of which are listed as endangered, such as elephants, sloth bears, leopards, water buffaloes, spotted deer, sambar deer, and many species of monkeys. Other species include crocodiles, pythons, and monitor lizards.
Why do you want to try wilpattu national park and copper sand safari with us?
Experienced guides will make your safari comfortable and joyful. Make your safari more than an adventure with a visit to Copper Sand with us. A boat ride from the resort to the safari jeep point will give you a new experience, rather than the two-hour journey to the park entrance. We arrange all the necessary arrangements for the whole tour, including meals, water, insect repellent, etc. Choose a half-day or full-day safari (full-day safari recommended for maximum chances to spot wild animals and visit Copper Sand, where 89 leopards have been identified).
Safari in brief
Full day safari 06:00 am to 06:00 pm
Half day safari 06:00 am to 012:00 noon
12:00 noon to 06:00 pm
We will start the journey from our Valampuri kite resort at the exact time according to your safari plan to the jetty. From there, our guide will pick you up by boat to the safari jeep point. It will take 20 to 40 minutes to reach the safari jeep point. A registered safari jeep driver with a comfortable jeep will then take you to explore the national park. We will pack and provide you with meals, water, and essentials. After your exploration, our boat rider will pick you up from the safari jeep point. You can return to the resort around 6:00 pm by boat.
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