The beginning of April is similar to March, in that it is an excellent time to travel if you want to experience Sri Lanka in more of an ‘all-round’ sense. Wildlife, beach and culture can all be experienced in the one trip, so it is especially great if you want to travel the country a bit more, the north is starting to pick up as well.
The wildlife parks of the east experience less rain during April, and there is plenty of sunshine to entice the animals out of their hides. Yala is wonderful for leopards at this time and camping in the park is an option, ensuring you experience an authentic wildlife trip. Udawalawe is again good for elephant, crocodiles and buffalo and experiencing less rain as we head into the warmer climes.