Visitors to Sri Lanka have long known about the treasures of the Cultural Triangle and the lovely south coast beaches, but now there's another string to this beautiful country's bow - wildlife safaris on Yala National Park holidays. Of all Sri Lanka's safari destinations, Yala National Park is arguably the best thanks to its claim to have the highest concentration of leopards in the world across the park's 380 square miles.
Sightings are all but guaranteed since the Yala leopards are also known for being less elusive than in other places, but unfortunately this means the inevitable presence of other vehicles. That said, we think this is a small price to pay for the chance to see one of the most magnificent of all the big cats. Other common sightings on a Yala National Park holiday are elephants, deer, langur monkeys, wild boar and - in June and July during the palu tree fruit season - sloth bears. Twitchers will also be in their element surrounded by some 220 species of birds, including hornbills, painted storks, peacocks and kingfishers.
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