May

Sri Lanka’s National Parks

Like the majority of big cats around the world, leopard sightings tend to increase in the hotter, drier months when only a few remaining water sources are available. Not only does this allow wildlife photographers and guides to predict more accurately the daily movements of the leopards but it also presents the rare opportunity to witness a leopard kill.  Prey species such as grey langurs and spotted deer become slightly less cautious due to their need to visit the water sources on a regular basis.  The best time of year to spot leopards and other wildlife is from May in Yala National Park, which has the highest density of leopard on the planet.

Where to stay in May?

Stay at Resplendent Ceylons’ latest creation, Wild Coast Tented Lodge, a spectacular luxury tented camp adjacent to the Yala National Park. The lodge is situated in a stunning location where the jungle meets a pristine beach, overlooking the blue waters of the Indian Ocean. During your stay, take morning and afternoon game drives to witness a variety of wildlife, including leopards.