Habarana located approximately 17 kilometers from Sigiriya is an interesting destination that is immersed in a colourful historic past in addition to being a wildlife hotspot, thus making it a popular tourist destination that serves a good mix of both worlds. Be accompanied by an expert naturalist who will carefully explain and show you some amazing natural wonders hidden in the depths of this wildlife treasure trove. The Habarana Jungle being close to the Minneriya Sanctuary offers some spectacular wildlife sightings, which includes Elephant encounters. The lake with its placid waters is a big attraction so be ready to see plenty of birds both endemic and migratory, crocodile basking in the sun, wild Buffalo roaming around and the occasional Elephant, sometimes in herds, with the baby jumbos tagging along. Be enthralled by the beautiful flora and fauna, while listening to some interesting stories of a colorful past. At the end of an exciting and arduous evening it’s time to refresh, relax and enjoy at the sundown gathering hosted at the edge of the rock cliff that boasts of a panoramic view of the surrounding jungles. Enjoy a glass of wine accompanied by yummy local cuisine and spicy nibbles, while the surrounding is swathed in the golden glow of the setting sun. And if you are in lucks way you might see the mighty Elephants heading for their habitats, before the dark shadows of the night sets in.