Sri Lanka is world renowned as a Nature Lover’s paradise mainly due to its diversity of landscapes. A traveller to this beautiful island destination would not want to miss a lifetime experience of a ride on the biggest animal in the country.
Riding on an elephants back is an extraordinary way of exploring wildlife. It is a fantastic way to view the charming natural beauty of this unique island. The experience with this enormous animal will be truly memorable if travellers choose to spend a day interacting with them. Explorers will have the opportunity to picnic with them, feed and even swim with them.
Elephant safaris in Sri Lanka are known as one of the latest and exhilarating safari experiences. Travellers will get to ride through wilderness regions and attractive riverside scenery.
An elephant back ride in Sri Lanka is not just about getting familiar with this enormous yet intelligent mammal. It is also an astonishing way of exploring the beauty of the country and interact with the herd.
The elephant is known as the leading light of Sri Lanka’s wildlife. The country which is home to two kinds of African elephants and Indian elephants, also treasure these marvellous creatures in light of religious beliefs and cultural denotations.
Due to poaching, the number of elephants has reduced drastically down to nearly 2000 from the 36000 elephants that were calculated with the start of this century.
Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage is home for approximately 60 elephants. A majority of elephants here are baby elephants orphaned or deserted in the wild. Pinnawala Elephant orphanage is devoted to help these endangered species, where as National parks such as Udawalawe and Lahugala are also primarily set aside for wild elephants. Yala National Park that is situated in the southern-east corner of the country is home to a large number of elephants, which live in their natural habitat of wilderness.
Take time to partake in an Elephant Safari, and traverse the country in search of the many species of elephant who call Sri Lanka their home.
Adventure in Sri Lanka