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Udawalawe National Park: an ethical safari

elephants at Udawalawe
elephants at Udawalawe

 

One of Sri Lanka's main attraction is the abundance of national parks, and I couldn't miss visiting at least one of them.

In Borneo I could just book a house inside the park and hike its trails, but here in Sri Lanka I knew I had to book a safari, even if i wasn't sure whether I was going to like it or not... but the beauty of traveling is also discovering new activities.

The first thing was to choose the park, and then the agency with which I would book the safari.

When I planned my trip to the country I opted for the classical loop Airport -> Kandy -> Ella -> Mirissa -> Hikkaduwa -> Colombo, so the best thing for me was to visit Udawalawe or Yala on my way from Ella to the beach... let's see how I decided which one to choose.

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