the best places to go on safari in august
Who would have thought that Sri Lanka actually has the highest volume of leopards of any national park in the world – well it does! Between the months of March and October you will find leopard sightings are at their best in Yala National Park. The month of August itself is the optimum time to experience the elephant gathering in Minneriya National Park as the lowlands become parched of water and the herds are forced to move in search of more regular food and water sources.
Another highlight that you would be mad not to experience if you are in Sri Lanka in late July or early August is the Esala Perahera Festival – this festival celebrates the relic of the sacred tooth of the Buddha and takes place in the city of Kandy in and around the ornate Temple of the Tooth.