Leopards & sloth bears
The main draw cards in Wilpattu are leopards and sloth bears, and it is also one of the better parks to see barking deer. Not only famous for its wildlife Wilpattu holds archaeological and historical importance. It is believed that the Indian Prince Vijaya landed in a place called Thambapanni, in the North West corner of Wilpattu, in 543 BC and subsequently formed the Sinhalese Kingdom.
There are still many stories to be told about the fascinating historical events that took place here, along with archaeological ruins that can be visited from Leopard Trails Wilpattu Bespoke Tented Camp.
Leopard Trails Bespoke Tented Safaris return to the spirit and the true essence of the grand era of the original ‘safari’ – when British adventurers travelled with well-furnished, spacious tents and a small army of butlers, expert cooks and local trackers.
These bespoke safaris expertly anticipated every possible need of explorers and offered elegance, romance and adventure. Leopard Trail’s small and intimate mobile safari camp mirror this and can be found in the buffer zone of Wilpattu where you can enjoy spectacular solitude and soothing comfort – with only the canvas walls of your spacious, ensuite safari tent separating you from the wonders of the surrounding, remarkable bio diversity.
Your stay is inclusive of game drives, accommodation, drinks and meals served in a communal dining tent lit by hurricane lanterns. Jungle drives are conducted in 4WD vehicles by Game Rangers who are employed for their knowledge of the jungle along with their ability to communicate with people from all over the world. These passionate and qualified individuals are fascinating company, and are the ideal ambassadors to teach you the seemingly invisible language of the bush.
You will love
- Lakes, leopards & sloth bears
- Countless species of birds
- Small & intimate tented camp
- Wildlife-drawing ‘villus’
- Exceptional guides
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