Lunugamvehera national park
Lunugamvehera National Park in Sri Lanka was declared in 1995, with the intention of protecting the area’s Lunugamvehera reservoir catchment area and wildlife. The national park is an important habitat for elephant and water birds. The catchment area is vital for maintaining the water levels of the five tanks in the down stream of Kirindi Oya and the Bundala National Park features of the wetland. This national park also serves as a migratory corridor between Yala National Park and Udawalawe National Park for the elephants. The national park lies 261 km (162 mi) southwest of Colombo.
21 species of fish, 12 amphibians, 33 reptiles, 184 birds and 43 species of mammals were recorded in the park. Elephants visit the teak plantations located within the boundaries of the reserve, while other regions are home to domestic feral and wild buffalo and palm squirrels, giant squirrels, porcupine, palm cat, wild boar, mouse deer and spotted deers. There are sloth bears and leopards but found in low densities.
Get on an amazing safari ride in the morning or evening to catch all the wildlife in their natural habitat. You can get very close to animals, particularly the elephants, and you’re never bothered by other jeeps and tourists. This is the ideal place to visit if you are looking for a tranquil, less crowded safari national park. Lunugamwehera has many scenic locations around the Weheragala Reservoir. On your tour, you can see many birds and animals and strongly suggest a safari here because you can encounter nature without disruption.
Where to stay?
Safari hotels like Tranquil Wild is situated close to the national parks, or at least close a conservation region with regular activities like nature walks to explore the landscape and the animals in their natural environment.
Guest in search of deeper relaxation visit the spa for pampering massages and therapeutic treatments, nurturing mind, body and spirit with views over the entrancing bush surrounds. The indulgent luxury of Tranquil Wild makes this the ultimate destination for safaris in the Lunugamvehera National Park that combine adventure with comfort and relaxation, reconnecting with nature and restoring body and soul.