Hello, how far is it to Minneriya Park from this resort? Would like to do safari trip during the elephant gathering in August
Hi there, it's not far. About 28km
Thank you for your replies, very helpful.
Also if you go in the afternoon you get the massive herds of elephants - but also the massive herds of tourist jeeps. Do go in the afternoon but I would also totally recommend you also go into the park very early morning as it's magical - literally no other jeeps, your on your own - still plenty of elephants but small groups not the massive herds, but lots of other wildlife that only comes out in the quiet mornings too... we did it after our guide recommended it and it was genuinely magical...
About 35 minutes drive away - you won't find a decent hotel much closer - great place to stay for Minneriya
If you give yourself an hour each way, that is ample. My recommendation is to go in the afternoon around 3 - 4pm. Allow at least 2 hours at the park. Its beautiful and the best time one of year is July - Oct, Elephant Gathering. Enjoy!
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