WILDLIFE, SRI LANKA

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Sri Lanka's national parks shelter impressive and diverse flora and fauna. The northern parks of Minneriya and Ritigala fit in well with a tour of the cultural triangle. Most of the parks, however, are found in the south. Wild deer, buffalo, elephant, sloth bears and monkeys are relatively common, and Yala National Park has the highest density of leopard in Asia. An array of birds thrive, with Horton Plains and the wetlands of Bundala being the best places to spot them. Whales and dolphins are frequently seen off the south and northeast coasts. The unusual endemic wildlife found in Sinharaja Forest Reserve includes endangered purple faced langur and rare birds. 


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Best time to be there

During our winter months, when the humidity is lower and the temperature more comfortable for sightseeing and exploration. However, the monsoon season of May to September should not be discounted for travel as the whole of Sri Lanka is bursting into lush greenery due to the rainfall showing you a side of this island not everyone sees.

Fly to

Colombo (Sri Lankan Airlines daily)

flying time

10 hours non-stop

time difference

GMT +6 hours

Visas

Required for British Nationals from 1st January 2012.

Health Requirements

Yellow fever if arriving from endemic area

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Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Uncovering the secrets of Sri Lanka

Nights: 17 | from £4,995pp

This indepth journey of Sri Lanka takes in the all the key attractions including the Cultural Triangle, visit historic Kandy before heading to the tea... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Family Sri Lanka

Nights: 14 | from £2,995pp

A magical 14 night family trip to Sri Lanka where you’ll enjoy the beaches of Sri Lanka's southwest coast and visit Polonnaruwa by bike. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Family Holidays

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An Introduction to Sri Lanka

Nights: 8 | from £3,217pp

This journey takes in the key sites of Sri Lanka, combining history and culture. This short itinerary can be extended to include wildlife or time on the... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Classic Sri Lanka

Nights: 13 | from £2,475pp

The tear-drop isle is ideal for a two-week trip – that’s enough time to pack in ancient forts and temples, world-class wild-life, hill walks, historic... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Highlights of Sri Lanka

Nights: 8 | from £1,995pp

This journey takes in the key sites of Sri Lanka, combining history and culture. This short itinerary can be extended to include wildlife or time on the... Find out more

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Below are some of our suggested places to stay:

Cinnamon Wild, Yala

Cinnamon Wild has been created to reflect a nostalgic game lodge atmosphere. There are 68 chalets, eight with a beach view and sixty with a jungle view.... Find out more

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Family Holidays

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Mahoora Camp

Stay at Mahoora to experience Yala National Park and the opportunity to view incredible wildlife. The setting of the Mahoora Elite Camp is dramatic with... Find out more

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The Rainforest Ecolodge

Rainforest Eco Lodge is made of 16 comfortable chalets, cleverly designed from two and a half recycled shipping containers. The design is simple and effective,... Find out more

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Uga Chena Huts

Nestled between the sea and dunes is Uga Chena Huts a boutique style lodge offering a unique experience in this wildlife haven. The "huts" are luxury... Find out more

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Annie, Brandon, Debbie, Margaret, Vicky Hamlin, Vicky Smith and Rachel - are experts in designing travel experiences across the region to suit your personal needs, interests and budget. Their intimate knowledge of every hotel and resort featured in our Orient, India, Australasia and Indian Ocean portfolio, together with our own network of offices throughout these areas, allows us to offer unique in-depth knowledge, unparalleled insider access and the VIP service for which Abercrombie & Kent is renowned.

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