Wilpattu is Sri Lanka’s largest national park, covering an area of more than 1000 square kilometres.
The main entrance and park office is at Hunuwilgama, which is not far from Thimbiriwea and Nochchiyagama at the A12 main road, halfway between Puttalam and Anuradhapura.
A unique topographical feature of Wilpattu National Park is the plentitude of natural sand-rimmed water basins, which are depressions filled with rainwater set within dense scrub jungle.
The best way to explore this great national park, of course, is to take part in a several-days safari. For this purpose, bungalows and movable tented safari camps are available inside Wilpattu National Park upon request. A very attractive wooden upstairs park bungalow using satinwood and kumbuk timber is Kokmote. For more information about well-organized Wilpattu camping opportunities with Team Sightseeinglanka visit last weeks blog post here or contact team leader Kapila.
For those interested is several-day real safaris, tented safari camps are set up inside the park, as already mentioned. Overnight stays inside the park boundaries enable you to go on walking trails and night safaris around the campsite - but not alone.
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