YogaWineTravel blog tells all you need to know about elephant safaris in Sri Lanka’s Udawalawe National Park


Yoga, wine and travel go together like, er, red, white and sparkling—and this luxury beyond-the-ordinary travel experiences blog offers good advice on all three.

This post highlights elephant safaris in Udawalawe National Park, which is “quite possibly the best place in Sri Lanka to see elephants throughout the year”.

Moreover, “if beautiful beaches, delicious food, rich culture and stunning landscape aren’t enough, take a look at the amazing wildlife that this little island in the Indian Ocean offers”.


As a backdrop, it says, “despite its size, Sri Lanka possesses an extremely high degree of biodiversity and is considered one of the top biodiversity hotspots in the world”.

And because Sri Lanka has done “a wonderful job of protecting its wildlife while also making it accessible to visitors”, it is one of the top destinations in Asia if you want to see an elephant in the wild.

Meanwhile, it notes that “according to the World Animal Protection Organization’s Research Report on the conditions for elephants used in tourism in Asia, Sri Lanka has the highest density of wild Asian elephants worldwide”.


Regarding accommodation, “the southern coast has beautiful stretches of beach and you have tons of options for places to stay!

“Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa and Anantara Tangalle are excellent five star properties with amazing restaurants and service in this area.

“If you’re looking for something more low key, check out Talalla Retreat, the perfect place for surf and yoga. All of these hotels are within 2-3 hours’ drive away from Udawalawe National Park.”

Read more here.

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