If there’s one word that defines Sri Lanka, it’s ‘wild’. And a day trip to Udawalawe National Park will show you a wild old time. As home to some 500 elephants, it’s considered the best park in the country to spot them. There are also reptiles and dozens of bird species here, too. You can visit the park’s Elephant Transit Home to see these gentle giants being fed and then tour the park in a jeep safari.