The Sri Lankan Elephant is best observed at elephant sanctuaries such as the Udawalawe National Park and the Minneriya National Park. ‘The Gathering’ takes place in Minneriya and finds the highest concentration of Asian Elephants in the world (ranked sixth amongst the World’s Greatest Wildlife Spectacles by the Lonely Planet). The Gal Oya National Park also offers a boat safari that lets you witness ‘The Crossing’, where elephants gather and swim from one island to another.