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Stop At: Udawalawe National Park Sri Lanka
Udawalawe is a popular national park because of its Elephants and its proximity to Colombo. The park is a mixture of abandoned Teak plantations, grassland, scrub jungle and riverine ‘gallery forest’ along the Walawe Ganga and Mau Ara. Uda Walawe is probably the best place to see wild herds of Elephants, consisting of tightly-knit family groups of up to four generations of related adult and sub-adult females and young. Satinwood, Ebony and Trincomalee Wood trees are present and the river margins are characterised by water loving Kumbuk trees. Endemic birds include the Ceylon Junglefowl, Ceylon Spurfowl, Ceylon Grey Hornbill, Ceylon Woodshrike and Ceylon Swallow. In forested areas Sirkeer and Blue-faced Malkohas are found. Toque Monkey, Hanuman Langur, Spotted Deer, Wild Pig, Black-naped Hare, Ruddy Mongoose and Sambar are likely to be seen. Leopards are present but rarely seen.
Duration: 4 hours
Stop At: Elephant Transit Home (ETH), 5km west of the Uda Walawe National Park entrance, Udawalawe National Park Sri Lanka
A project initiated in 1995 by The Department of Wildlife Conservation of Sri Lanka, Udawalawe Elephant Transit Home (ETH) is now funded by the ‘Born Free’ foundation (a dynamic international wildlife charity founded in 1984), aligning with their core intention of preventing individual animal suffering, protecting threatened species and keeping wildlife in the wild. At the elephant transit, orphaned elephant calves are taken care of until they are independent enough to be released back to the wild. Situated along the western border of the 33-hectare Udawalawe National Park, adjacent to the Udawalawe Reservoir.
Duration: 30 minutes