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Udawalawe National Park

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Address: Uda Walawe National Park, Sri Lanka
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This park is home to several hundred elephants and other rare plants and...

This park is home to several hundred elephants and other rare plants and wildlife.

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US$150.00*
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Udawalawa National Park Adventure from Galle
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Private Tour: Udawalawe National Park Safari

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A unique experience to see elephants in wild.

We visited here for a 4-5 hour morning safari. The early morning jourey from village to national park was absolutely beautiful.... the landscape, sunrise, freshness was amazing... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Surabhi A
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Brecon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

To be honest I was a bit sceptic about visiting the Udawalawe national park safari when we first arrived at Udawalawe village. As soon as we got off the bus we attracted attention of hordes of local safari jeep drivers and guides who nearly ripped our hands off to make us to choose their offer. (I know it is common... More 

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Thank Tomáš J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited here for a 4-5 hour morning safari. The early morning jourey from village to national park was absolutely beautiful.... the landscape, sunrise, freshness was amazing... stark shades of blue and green throughout the landscape. The park visit promises you elephants, and that's all that one should expect. Sometimes, I felt that the safari jeep drivers were feeling the... More 

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Thank Surabhi A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed our safari around the park. Our children (4 and 8) had a ball too. We saw elephants closer than i can believe and witnessed a peacock dance. The views are impossibly beautiful and require loads of photos. The banyan trees alone are incredible. Heaps of birds if you're interested and a good variety of other animals made... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The rating given by anyone taking a safari on the Udawalawe National Park is going to largely depend on how many and what kind of animals are seen. We were picked up early in the morning from the hotel and taken to the nearby park for the safari. We had pre-arranged this excursion back in the UK with a reputable... More 

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Thank J0hnMarsden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Within 3 minutes of entering the park we came upon 5 elephants cooling off and splashing water on themselves. We parked within 15 feet of them and enjoyed the little babies playing in the mud. As we continued through the park there were many more elephant sitings. You are pretty much guaranteed to see lots of them in this park.... More 

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Amberg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Safari was a really awesome experience! We saw a lot of wild animals like elephants, a wide varity of birds, buffalos, crocodiles and a lot more wild animals. The entrance was a bit expansive but we saved some money because we didnt booked a guide at the entrance (just say NO and they will leave you alone). We had... More 

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1 Thank Flo E
Negombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the best park to see elephants in Sri Lanka. There are many elephants in this park and possibility of siting them very high.

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Maharagama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

one of the best national parks in Sri Lanka with a very high population of wild elephants and other rare birds the park offers great satisfaction to wild life lovers.

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Thank Moksha P
Immingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is where we should see elephants and wildlife. Where they belong, in the wild! You have to visit this national park. It is incredible. There is no way to tell you how exhilarating a safari will make you feel until you do it. Our guides showed us plenty of animals including a mum and baby very close by to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the safari with a Jeep was in the afternoon till closing (6:00 PM). we have seen elephant ,birds ,crocodiles and buffaloes.Unfortunate all lakes due to the drought had been only a quarter of normal water level therefore all animals showed a malnutrition. the scarce vegetation influenced the life of animals .

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