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Tour to Udawalawe National Park

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For those who look for sights of lots of elephants, a Udawalawe National Park Safari will never make you disappointed. The park is renowned as a location that promises you sights of majestic elephants throughout the year! This will be a very exciting day trip to explore the wildlife for animal and nature lovers. One of the top things and MUST do in Sri Lanka is to see an elephant, and you're pretty much guaranteed to see many in Udawalawe National Park.
‣ Hassle free transportation
‣ Spot herds of elephants
‣ All entrance fees, lunch included
What to Expect
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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
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from any hotel in Negombo or Colombo


  • Bandaranayake Intl Airport, Colombo Sri Lanka
Departure Time
7:00 AM
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees to the park
  • Cost of safari jeep
  • Entry/Admission - Udawalawe National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Elephant Transit Home (ETH)
  • Restroom on board
  • WiFi on board
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Key Details
  • Duration: 10h
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