Leopard Trails, Wilpattu NATIONAL PARK
Set on the borders of dense and picturesque Wilpattu National Park, Leopard Trails’ collection of classic African safari tents combine contemporary finish and comforts, to offer an unforgettable wilderness experience. Ideal for families and those that require a little bit of extra indulgence, each spacious tent is equipped with coir carpeted flooring, air conditioning, fans, flush-able en suite toilets, dual sinks, and shower (with hot and cold water) all within the tent. The main draw at Leopard Trails Wilpattu are the game drives through the shaded jungle and forest canopy which opens out to numerous ‘willus’ (lakes) which make for a very photogenic wildlife experience. The park is notable for its leopard and sloth bear population and is among the better parks to see wild barking deer. Morning and afternoon game drives can be eventful, and present the island’s varied bird life as well as mammals and reptiles, with expert in-house naturalists and specially adapted jeeps.