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Big Five Wildlife in Seven Days


A big five to rival any other

When you hear the term “Big Five animals”, you immediately think of the big five animals that can be found in Africa i.e. African Elephants, African Lions, Cape Buffalo, African Leopards, and Rhinoceroses. Sri Lankan nature lovers have devised a list of big five animals for this island that rivals this list, and even goes beyond it in terms of diversity and size. Sri Lanka has been classified as an oddity in terms of biodiversity, as it is said to have as much as 13 times as biodiversity as it should in an island of its size. It is also theorised that Sri Lanka should not be, due to its size, home for truly large mammals, but the wide variety of mammal species that roam the national parks and oceans quite freely beg to differ.

Sri Lanka’s suggested big five animals include three terrestrial mammals and two marine mammals, one of which is the largest animal ever to have lived. From smallest to largest they are the Sri Lankan Sloth Bear, the Sri Lankan Leopard, the Sri Lankan Elephant, the Sperm Whale, and the Blue Whale.

What makes Sri Lanka such a great country to view these beautiful animals is the proximity of the wilderness areas to one another. You will be promised bears at Wilpattu, leopards at Yala, and elephants at Udawalawe, but chances are that you might see two or all these animals in any of these national parks. The populations vary from one park to another, as one might expect, but the chance is there nonetheless. What’s more, off the southern coast of Mirissa is an area that is considered one of the best whale and dolphin watching locations in the world.

The team at Rewards Holidays is ready to provide a unique experience where you will get to travel to the wildlife hotspots of the country in the comfort of our luxury vehicles. Once there, you will get the services of some of the best licenced guides and naturalists in the country.

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Tour Highlights


  • See Sri Lankan Sloth Bears at Wilpattu National Park
  • See Blue Whales and Sperm Whales off the coast of Mirissa
  • See Sri Lankan Leopards at Yala National Park
  • See Sri Lankan Elephants at Udawalawe National Park







Seven Days, Five Big Mammals

Day-by-day Summary

Day-by-Day Summary

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Day 01

Drive from the airport to Wilpattu National Park, where you will take a safari in search of sloth bears.

Stay overnight at a safari camp at Wilpattu.

Day 02

Drive to Mirissa; you may visit the beach in Mirissa or Unawatuna on this day.

Stay overnight at a hotel in Mirissa.

Day 03

Go on a whale watching expedition in the morning off the coast of Mirissa.

Drive to Yala National Park, where you will stay overnight in a safari camp.

Day 04

Take a full day’s game drive at the Yala National Park, where you will be on the lookout for Leopards.

Stay overnight at a safari camp at Yala National Park.

Day 05

Take a morning leopard safari at the Yala National Park, after which you will drive to Udawalawe National Park, the best national park to see Sri Lankan elephants.

Stay overnight at a safari camp at Udawalawe National Park.

Day 06

After a morning safari at Udawalawe National Park, drive to Negombo.

Stay overnight at a hotel in Negombo.

Day 07

Transfer to the airport for departure.

Included in the Tour Price
  • Air-conditioned chauffeur-driven luxury vehicle(s) and guides during the entirety of the tour.
  • All entrance tickets or permits to national parks.
  • Price of whale watching tour in Mirissa.
  • Accommodation in a shared double room at hotels according to your budget on a bed & breakfast basis.
  • All meals provided at Safari Camps throughout the tour.
  • All government taxes and service charges.
Excluded from the Tour Price
  • Expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone charges, and beverages
  • Photo and video permits at sightseeing locations
  • Tips and gratuities to staff or guides.
  • All meals other than those specified above
  • Air Tickets
  • Any expenses for extra activities
  • Travel Insurance



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we warmly invite you to come and experience this magical island with Rewards Holidays and see the hidden wonders that this splendid island treasures for you to uncover. With our fantastic personalised service together with the warm tropical weather and golden sandy beaches we are confident that we’ll be able to create a holiday for you that would remain with the rest of your life

 The warm smiling faces, palm kissed beaches
and the breath-taking landscapes awaits your arrival.


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