Those looking for things to do around Galle that include adventures in the wild can visit some of the island´s most popular national parks on thrilling excursions from The Fortress Resort & Spa. Famed as being one of the best places in the world to spot leopards, the Yala National Park offers unforgettable safaris. Featuring varying landscapes from scrub jungles to the coast and historic ruins, Yala also has many other animal inhabitants be it elephants, crocodiles, deer, monkeys and a large range of bird species too.
When it comes to an elephant safari, the Udawalawe National Park is not to be missed. This idyllic park has a reservoir that attracts elephants here, giving visitors a unique opportunity to see these gentle giants up close. As with Yala, Udawalawe is also home to other fascinating animal and bird species. The Bundala National Park is one of the top places to observe endemic and migratory birds in Sri Lanka. It also has a wetland sanctuary that attracts aquatic birds which are amongst almost 200 bird species that have been spotted at the park; these include the greater flamingo, redshank, crested hawk eagle and Sri Lankan junglefowl to name a few.