Wasgamuwa National Park, Sri Lanka

Wasgamuwa National Park is located south of Polonnaruwa and north of the Knuckles Range and Matale foothills. The habitat consists of riverine gallery forest along the Mahaveli and dry monsoon forest in the low foothills.

Getting There

Wild Life

Birds include the Ceylon Junglefowl, Ceylon Grey Hornbill, Brown-capped Babbler, Bluefaced Malkoha, Lesser Adjutant, Grey-headed Fisheagle and Brown Fish Owl. Mammals found include Elephants, Leopards, Sloth Bears, Jackals,Spotted Deer, Sambar, Mongooses and Civets as well as the Slender Loris and Hanuman Langur.

Park Accomodations

Dunvila Cottage, Willy’s Safari Hotel and Wasgamuwa Safari Village are the best known properties.

Source: Sri Lanka National Parks & Reserves by Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne , published by Jetwing Eco Holidays.