Wilpattu National Park Safari
Our Historic Land of Lakes
Three scenic hours away from Jetwing Vil Uyana is Sri Lanka’s oldest and largest national park, Wilpattu. The Mahavamsa, our ancient chronicle, also details the significance of this historic land as the landing point of the Indian Prince Vijaya who, in union with the Sri Lankan Princess Kuveni, founded the Sinhala race of the island.
In our shared spirit of natural magnificence, Vil Uyana also shares a portion of our name with the revered Wilpattu, which is derived from the vernacular terms ‘villu’ and ‘pattu’, translating to the ‘Land of Lakes’. The magnetism of these watering holes across the parkland draws inhabitants both endangered and endemic, including the famous ‘big three’ of Sri Lanka – the Asian elephant, the Sri Lankan sloth bear, and the Sri Lankan leopard.
Exotic safaris through the coastal plains of Wilpattu take place over a course of 9 hours (half day) or even 14 hours (full day), depending only on your enthusiasm for the legendary wildlife awaiting your presence.