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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.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“water buffalo” (228 reviews)
“sri lanka” (152 reviews)
“bird life” (63 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Uda Walawe National Park, Sri Lanka
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"water buffalo"
in 228 reviews
"sri lanka"
in 152 reviews
"bird life"
in 63 reviews
"wild elephants"
in 78 reviews
"hour safari"
in 35 reviews
"beautiful birds"
in 28 reviews
"early morning"
in 46 reviews
"different types"
in 15 reviews
"bee eaters"
in 40 reviews
"jeep driver"
in 30 reviews
"elephants including"
in 23 reviews
"amazing experience"
in 28 reviews
"their natural habitat"
in 39 reviews
"monitor lizards"
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"spotted deer"
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"entrance fee"
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"great safari"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This park is great if you want to see elephants and bird life. The vegetation is low scrubs so easy to see animals and was not crowded when we went

Thank Nicola H
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went on 2 safaris here one in the morning and one in the Afternoon , saw lots of elephants was Awesome plus other animals (not really a bird watcher but were heaps of Birds to watch) - our afternoon Safari was a little concerned as...More

1  Thank TravellerNZ1968
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a great safari here, although our (unplanned) trip to Kaudalla Park was even better. However we really enjoyed elephants (some of whom we saw without loads of other jeeps), birds, buffalo, lizards, peacocks, eagles and the overall countryside.

Thank ScottishKat
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Arranged 3-4 hr afternoon safari through hotel but you can arrange a driver and guide when you get there for half the price. I don’t think they let you drive your own car through. Saw loads of elephants who seem very used to the Jeeps.....More

Thank Jennifer C
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I was a bit worried when I saw the huge numbers of other vehicles waiting to buy tickets when we arrived at 6am; we hadn't particularly enjoyed to scrum of leopard-chasing trucks in Yala. However Uda Walawe is simply huge and we barely saw another...More

Thank Missdeebee
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We took one of the numerous Jeep Safaris into the National Park. It was incredible. Our driver was really knowledgeable and eagle eyed (actually, one of the first things we saw was a sea eagle) We enjoyed watching the water buffalo in their mud spa,...More

1  Thank DameJackie
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I think we were very lucky. We got a guide who shared so much information, our driver was lovely, stopping at all the right points and made us a picnic lunch at a lake. They were both lovely people. We saw a lot more elephants...More

Thank ESteele
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A good safari where we saw lots of elephants. For us the highlight was all the other wildlife which was unexpected. The view of the water was magnificent - an opportunity to get out and wonder around too. So beautiful. Driver was knowledgeable. The jeeps...More

Thank jenosn_jim
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had read some great reviews about the park, and it definitely did not disappoint. Within 2 minutes of entering the park we saw a family of elephants, and from there we saw dozens more elephants, monkeys, iguanas, tropical birds, water buffalo, peacocks and many...More

Thank Zac99
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Reviewed 6 days ago

When we went it started out dry then it started raining but the wildlife was everywhere. Saw lots of elephants, buffalo, birds, crocodiles, eagles water birds etc. Actual Safari was quite expensive not sure what it was each but 27500 rupees for 3 of us....More

Thank Peter L
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Amanda W
7 April 2018|
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Response from Sarah D | Reviewed this property |
I think all accommodation is outside the park, but I am not sure.
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Filip S
27 February 2018|
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Response from ukslalom | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I missed your request. We booked direct through Lahiru Prasad I suggest book as soon as you arrive. Wherever you stay there are contacts for people running safari.
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Archana V
21 February 2018|
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Response from jediinistanbul | Reviewed this property |
Hi Archana as far as know we paid 3800 sri lankan rupees per person as entrance fee. There is a fee for the jeep and driver which was around 5000 or sth. The kids fee should be less or even free for a three year old... More
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