The Elephant Transit Home in Udawalawe is another interesting place to visit. It was established by the Department of Wildlife Conservation and rehabilitates abandoned baby elephants, with the aim of releasing them into their natural habitat when they are five years old. It has good reputation for looking after the elephants and is associated with the ‘Born Free Foundation’. We loved watching the baby elephants being fed their daily milk – in large quantities!
Great for elephant and leopard safaris in one of the many National Parks and whale watching off the south coast. Explore the virgin rainforest at Sinharaja, a World Biosphere Reserve. For some adventure, there’s white water rafting, diving, surfing and hiking.