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Minneriya National Park

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Habarana-Polonnaruwa Road, Habarana 50150, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 888585
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  • Average10%
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“wild elephants” (114 reviews)
“sri lanka” (95 reviews)
“dry season” (43 reviews)
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Habarana-Polonnaruwa Road, Habarana 50150, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 888585
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a few hours driving around the park just before sunset one evening. We saw in excess of 100 elephants in separate groups, some came within a few feet of our jeep! We also saw eagles, peacocks and many other birds. Having seen captive...More

Thank Rory F
Reviewed 1 week ago

i just loved this park. I cannot yet decide whether this or Wilpattu is my favorite in Sri Lanka, among the parks I have visited so far, but it is definitely the number one destination if you love elephants. if you do not, you will...More

2  Thank Ioana L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must-do! Our jeep driver was very good and we had it to ourselves so plenty of room to see everything clearly. Saw lots of elephants including two large herds with tiny babies! They were very entertaining. We got caught in torrential rain and lightening...More

Thank lindyrots
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If all you want to see are Elephants this is your best shot. The vast open spaces makes going up to the herds really easy. It isn't a waiting game like Yala or Wilpattu. Theyr'e just out there in the open usually.

1  Thank Sandesh B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our elephant safari was booked at one of the many roadside vendors but ours came recommended by our trusty driver. The Mahindra Bolero 4x4 picked us up from our hotel and took us to the Minneriya National Park where our guide was very quickly pointing...More

2  Thank Fly-Boy-Rez
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was lovely to see two herds of wild elephants and a couple of lone bulls. It was an interesting experience and getting stuck in the mud and having to be towed out was a first!

Thank jnfaith
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Park is covers a huge area and the only way to access the park is by way of Jeep which can be hired to drive you through the park. It is too hot and humid to walk and I could see that there were...More

Reviewed 16 October 2017

Well we only saw two elephant families, so all together about 10 elephants. Then there was small birds and buffalo's. I was keen on seeing herds of elephants, but our guide said that this is not the time.

1  Thank EmppuL
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Minnerya and Kadulla National Park is vast and beautiful. So many varieties of birds. Excellent place to see large herds of wild elephants and water buffaloes gathering and feeding openly and enjoying themselves free and at peace with nature. Astounding experience just to enjoy these...More

2  Thank Khay Eng C
Reviewed 13 October 2017

If you want to see elephants this is the place to visit. However the gatherings are seasonal (May to September as I can remember). The hotels nearby will arrange visits for you. A must visit !

1  Thank Crishantha
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20 October 2017|
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Response from kalums | Property representative |
this Time elephants gathering will be in Kaudulla National park because at the moment most of animals had moved to there and not soo dry weather at the moment.
4 October 2017|
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Response from kalums | Property representative |
Mostly in April Can see Hurd of elephants in Minneriya National park.but because of whether park can be change.becouse in this location elephants has a Three options. Minneriya National park Kaudulla National Park Hurulu Eco... More
6 September 2017|
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Response from kalums | Property representative |
At the moment there aren't good Elephants gathering in Minneriya. But Always evening is the best time to see the animals.