The southwest monsoon is still dominates the south-western part of the island, though the main monsoon season is coming to an end now. Remarkably, there are less rainy days in September (14) than after monsoon in October (18). Swimming in the sea on the south and west coasts during September is still dangerous.
Usually, September is pleasant for travelling in the North-Central Province (Cultural Triangle), it`s still dry season with plenty of sunshine in this part of the country, though dry season is coming to an end soon.
September is one of the best months for travelling at the East Coast. Arugam Bay`s surfing season is continuing, but coming to an end in October.
Due to monsoon influences, the weather conditions in the central highlands are not perfect for travellers in September, rainfall increases in the Tea Country. It`s slightly cooler, too.
Yala and Wilpattu are the best national parks to see big cats. Prevailing dry weather will increase chances to fulfill our travellers' aims to see leopards. Sloth bear observation chances are still good in September, too.
The telling picture was taken recently at Wilpattu Park, on 25th August 2014. There had been low rainfall in Wilpattu Park the night before. This Leopard was trying to benefit from it and to drink water for his quench. The photo was captured by a Sightseeinglanka Team member.
Read the full leopard article here...
Wildlife season expertise: advantages for our guests
We, Team Sightseeinglanka, unlike big national and international tour operators, personally join with the guests travelling with us in Sri Lanka. We do not simply arrange drivers and guides for travellers booking a tour package with us. Each group and each person travelling with us will be in touch with at least one of our experienced team members. One advantage for our guests is: Most other truck drivers would use always the same routes inside national parks, that’s their routine job. In contrast to this,
Team Sightseeinglanka knows, what are the places, where leopards and bears are roaming during a specific time period.
This means, we update our routes in Yala Park and Wilpattu Park. So guests will see big cats not randomly. Many Yala visitors are disappointed, because most tourists do not catch a photo of a leopard, or they hurry to a place where a leopard has been spotted and is a meeting point of dozens of jeeps collected by mobile phone calls. Instead of this normal safari business, we strategically explore the park area according to habitats, habits, day times and seasons,
increasing our guests’ chances to observe leopards
and sloth bears as well. Team Sightseeinglanka members are wildlife experts, not only tourism professionals.