Tours could be arranged for full day or half day including morning or evening, depending upon your preference. An experienced forest ranger will accompany your vehicle from the point where park entry tickets are purchased and ensure that your time is well spent within the park premises and that all safety precautions are adhered to.
Points to remember:
- Ensure that you are in good health before embarking on a safari and that you do not suffer from any known ailments that may require emergency treatment.
- Listen to and follow the advice of your ranger at all times. He is well experienced and knows the park well.
- The ride is usually bumpy, so be ready!
- Do not reach out of the vehicle when travelling. Low lying tree branches and thorny shrubs may strike and cause injury.
- Do not step out of your vehicle for observing wildlife – It is dangerous and can be intimidating to the animals.
- Stay rehydrated – Take along plenty of fluids for sipping throughout the safari.
- Pack a lunch if on a full day tour and take snacks for munching on the way. Do not litter! Bring back all your rubbish with you.
- Protect yourself from the heat – Apply sunscreen lotion / wear light colored breathable clothing / wear a hat
- Taking a first aid kit is a good idea
- Bring a camera to take home great memories
- When observing wildlife at close range – Admire and enjoy the sight. Try not to make loud noises or harass the animals in any way.
- Do not feed wildlife – Serious injury can be the result to you and the animals.
- Wilpattu National Park is best observed and enjoyed via a jeep safari.
- Jeep safaris are conveniently organized and safe as long as a few rules are observed.