Collection: Safari from Kala Wewa

Adding another national park to Sri Lanka’s protected areas, the government declared the wilderness around Kalawewa and Balaluwewa a sanctuary. The Kalawewa reservoir was built by King Dhatusena who ruled the country in the fifth century. He also built the Balaluwewa and linked them to make a very large tank to be used for ancient agriculture.

These tanks were renovated and now hold water all year around, attracting wildlife.

Safari from Kala Wewa