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Udawalawe National Park

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Uda Walawe National Park, Sri Lanka
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This park is home to several hundred elephants and other rare plants and wildlife.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Uda Walawe National Park, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed yesterday

This was the last park I visited on my trip to Sri Lanka. My visit to Wilpattu was WONDERFUL, my trip to Minneriya & Kaudulla was FABULOUS and this park was only OK after those first two. It is VERY scrub brush so viewing is...More

Thank Barbara F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were staying in Beduwala and found a great tour guide on the beach, who showed us a real Sri Lanka. Part of this was a Safari around Udawalawe national park. At first I have to confess I was slightly underwhelmed, we saw termite mounds...More

Thank Yvette T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great safari ! Saw lots of wildlife including kingfishers ! Crocodiles and elephants to name but a few !! Jeeps can be bumpy and uncomfortable after a while !

Thank ashbradz
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's hard to know where to place this review.. Given that you can't go into the park on foot and you have to be carried by an approved guide, it seems odd to have a load of different safari review pages. Cut to the chase......More

Thank benhuczek
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pre booked safari from tour operator.Had jeep to ourselves with our driver as guide.Saw different small elephant groups as well as eagles, peacocks, and fully grown crocodiles at a distance, do remember your binoculars. A must do if in this area.

Thank M H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My safari in udawalawe was good. You see buffalos chamelions monitor lizards, crocodiles elephants and lots more animals.

Thank CU 2
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got to see elephants literally from the time we entered the park. Some even got dangerously close to the jeep but they all looked to be really calm and used to having humans around. Beautiful park with lots of water and wildlife (mainly elephants...More

Thank Nigel P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Skip Pinnawalla Orphange. They only have a couple of elephants, chained up and they only feed them. Seeing the difference between a happy free elephant at Udawalawe and a chained up one was astonishing and sad. Udawalawe entry is 500 rupee per person. The best...More

1  Thank SteveDWS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It did the safari early in the morning and was very impressed by how close the elephant come to the jeep. The jeeps are not hunting the elephant at all, they stay at the road at all time and just let the elephants pass. I...More

Thank Alexander M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We opted to visit Udawalawe over Yala as we heard there was more of a chance to see elephants. When we saw one before we even got into the park, we knew we'd made the right choice. We saw loads of elephants up close and...More

Thank Ibo88
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13 September 2017|
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Response from Francis D | Property representative |
Its a flat dirt road and not that much bumpy. And the jeeps are not too bad and have really comfi seats. You can always tell the driver to drive a bit slow
18 July 2017|
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Response from kasun005 | Reviewed this property |
it's about 5 to 6 hours
30 May 2017|
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Response from Janaka K | Reviewed this property |
Well,if you are looking for leopards then go for a Yala , Lunugamwehera or Wilpattu NPs.UW has very rare leopard sightings.Beatifically UW is for larger herds of Elephants & some birds too.December is a rainy season for... More