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Make your way to the gate of Udawalawe National Park, where you’ll meet up with your private guide. Climb into a sturdy 4x4 vehicle, which gives access to all the rugged areas of the park and offers clear views of the animals.

One of Sri Lanka’s largest parks, Udawalawe is known for its large Asian elephant population, which can number up to 100 in a single herd. Other animals in the park include jungle cats, fishing cats, gray hangers, toque macaque, foxes, bandicoots, mongooses, jackals, wild boar, and water buffalo, among others. Learn about the wildlife and ecosystem from your guide along the journey.

Morning or afternoon departure options let you choose your own itinerary to fit your vacation schedule. A private guide means you and your party will receive personalized attention and have plenty of time to ask questions.
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Udawalawe National Park
Take a tour of Udawalawe National Park, one of Sri Lanka's largest animal sanctuaries. Because this is a private tour, you’ll have plenty of time to hear commentary about the wildlife you’ll see and ask questions. Keep an eye out for elephants, water buffalo, fox, leopards, and other animals from the comfort of a rugged 4x4 vehicle. Morning, afternoon, or full-day options are available to suit your schedule.
  • See and photograph some of the largest herds of Asian elephants in Sri Lanka
  • Travel in a sturdy 4x4 vehicle that gives access to all areas of the park
  • Have time to ask plenty of questions on this private tour
  • Choose between a morning, afternoon, or full-day tour to fit your schedule
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Worth the visit!

We enjoyed our afternoon tour through the park and saw a lot of animals including elephant, peacock, buffalo, crocs, deer, mongoose, green bee-eater, monkey, etc. Remember this is Sri Lanka, so don't come with the same expectations as you would for Africa (ie regular big...More

Thank Danny K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A little bit underwhelmed

Bit of a stand off between tour operator, driver and "free guide". HOwever we saw loads of elephants and other wildlife. Could have spent longer in the park, we drove one route in and reversed the route out. probably wouldn't go back

Thank jeffjames9999
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Great time!

Our guide was super friendly, safe and we had a great time at Udawalawe park! Absolutely recommended!

1  Thank Pedro R
Reviewed 7 August 2018
Fantastic knowledgeable Driver

The driver was fantastic he knew where all the good parts of the site where and he was happy to push his vehicle right to the front so we got the best possible views of the animals. He was knowledge and informative and pointed out...More

1  Thank Jackie C
Reviewed 26 July 2018
A Very Nice Time

We went on the half day tour, and we really enjoyed ourselves. I brought the kids along, and the experience of watching the elephants in their habitat was pretty amazing. Definitely recommended!More

1  Thank John T
Binupa T, Public Relations Manager at Lakpura LLC, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Ref: J17517 Hi John T, Thank you so much for taking your time to share an insightful review of your experience and our service. We are glad to have arranged you an enjoyable tour of the Udawalawe National Park, Your wonderful comments, and positive feedback...More

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Cynthia C
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Response from Tracey G | Reviewed this property |
Udawalawe is renowned for Elephants not leopards as I understand it. Yala is probably best for leopards.
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