Encounters with Sri Lanka's exciting wildlife
Colourful Sri Lanka is famous for its varied, beautiful nature, including lush mountain slopes, tea plantations, deep blue seas with vast beaches and national parks that provide exciting wildlife. Below can you read a short blog post written by our tour guide Adrian from the trip 11th to 23rd of November.
Today we experienced a very nice meeting with the leopard Kleopatra, and in addition we have seen lots of birds, giant squirrels, buffalo, mongoose, elephant, sambar-, barking- and spotted deer, lizards, snakes and even more! One of our two jeeps saw sloth bear. I found it sleeping in a few bushes next to the road. When we stopped the car it climbed up and passed us within just a few meters.
During the evenings and nights in Wilpattu National Park, it is absolutely amazing to hear all the jungle sounds outside the tent cloth. They can come from frogs or birds.
So far we have had very nice weather! Next we turn to Sigiriya and its impressing "lion cliff".