Sri Lanka’s wildlife calendar

7th Mar 2017

Sri Lanka wildlife calendar

If you’re looking to go on a wildlife adventure of a lifetime, you can’t go much wrong with picking Sri Lanka as your destination. Not only is it packed with 26 world renowned national parks filled with big game, it is also arguably the best place in the world to see the largest creature of them all – the blue whale!

If you’re looking for the best time to visit Sri Lanka for spotting wildlife, check out our wildlife calendar which shows when in the year is the best time for seeing the various exotic creatures that call Sri Lanka home.


Land animals and birds Jan Feb Mar Apr May June Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Leopard (Yala and Wilpattu National Parks)                        
The Elephant Gathering at Minneriya                        
Elephants (Uda Walawe)                        
Primates (Cultural Triangle region)                        
Mugger Crocodile (Yala)                        
Large reptiles                        
Dragonflies and Butterflies                        
Sinharaja bird wave                        
Migrant birds                        
Sea life                        
Blue Whale (Mirissa)                        
Sperm Whale Varies / Unpredictable
Spinner Dolphin                        
Green Turtle                        
Leatherback and Loggerhead Turtles Varies / Unpredictable


Book your Sri Lanka wildlife holiday

We specialise in the customised tours to Sri Lanka and regularly create exciting wildlife holidays to the island that specifically suit our traveller’s wants and needs. Whether you’re interested in big game, a bird watching enthusiast, want to catch a glimpse at the majestic blue whale, or you’re looking for an experience that takes in a bit of everything, get in touch today!

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