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Our Sri Lankan elephant safari was awe-inspiring
I had never really considered Sri Lanka as a safari holiday destination before, but I was reliably informed by a friend of mine that it is one of the best places in the world to see rare creatures in a paradise-like setting. First and foremost, the island is stunningly beautiful and the favourable climate is also a major attraction.
Aside from the hot weather, long pristine beaches and a plethora of historically important landmarks, the nation is a hotbed for one of the most intriguing animals in the world and one of my personal favourites - the elephant. A major factor behind my decision to venture to Sri Lanka was the chance to get up close and personal with these increasingly rare beasts.
Having spent more than a week travelling around some phenomenal places such as the intriguing royal city of Kandy and taking in the breathtaking views offered in Kitulgala and the surrounding area, I eventually headed to the Uda Walawe National Park. Here I would embark on a jeep safari and I could not have been more excited. Elephants are more densely populated in this particular reserve than anywhere else in Sri Lanka and I was delighted to see some of the creatures enjoying their natural habitat. I also caught a glimpse of spotted deer, crocodiles and a range of different breeds of monkey.
Having scoured the national park all day, I was privileged to be able to visit the Elephant Transit Home, which is an amazing facility. In order to help preserve the magnificent species, the Transit Home was set up in 1995 with the intention of nurturing young elephants until they are ready to be released into the wild. It was an incredible experience.
Without a doubt, you need to spend plenty of time in Sri Lanka to see everything it has to offer. It is easy to fall in love with the charming country and I for one cannot wait to sample the Asian nation's unique culture and awe-inspiring scenery again.
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