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Udawalawe National Park Safari with Lahiru Prasad provided by Lakpura LLC (Udawalawe)

Udawalawe National Park Safari with Lahiru Prasad

Udawalawe National Park Safari with Lahiru Prasad
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
About
(SKU: LK50A04000) Udawalawe National Park, the sixth largest animal sanctuary of Sri Lanka, is located 112 miles (180 km) from Colombo in the south-central sector of the island. The park is situated just south of the Central Highlands, of which escarpment brings about an enrapturing backdrop. Udawalawe National Park established in the year 1972 with the objective of protecting the catchment area of the Udawalawe reservoir, which provides water for agriculture and hydro-power generation spreads over an area of 30,821 resembling an African game park.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 16052P1016
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
4x4 Safari Jeep (Maximum of 6 Passengers per jeep). • Experienced Driver (Also your tracker). • One Mineral Water Bottle Per Person. • Free Pickup/Drop off from/to any location within the radius of 5KM from the Park Gate and Udawalawe. • All taxes and service charges.
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off if outside of 5km of the park entrance gate. • Expenses of personal nature. • Food and drinks. • Gratuities.
Duration
10h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Park Gates
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
4x4 Safari Jeep (Maximum of 6 Passengers per jeep). • Experienced Driver (Also your tracker). • One Mineral Water Bottle Per Person. • Free Pickup/Drop off from/to any location within the radius of 5KM from the Park Gate and Udawalawe. • All taxes and service charges.
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off if outside of 5km of the park entrance gate. • Expenses of personal nature. • Food and drinks. • Gratuities.
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Park Gates
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
10h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Udawalawe National Park
    Stop: 10 hours
    Meet up at the gate of Udawalawa National Park in Udawalawa and start this safari adventure. Udawalawe is undoubtedly one of the best places in Sri Lanka to see wild Asian Elephants throughout the year. Usually, you will have a better chance to spot herds of elephants if you choose morning departure. There are about 500 elephants in the park and they often roam in herds of up to 100. Udawalawe National Park is unique in terms of consistency in numbers of elephants roaming the park. If you choose afternoon departure, you will have great photographic opportunities of capturing the mesmerizing sunset with your camera. You may spot other animals in the park including water buffalo, wild boar, spotted deer, sambur deer, jackal, sambar, black-naped hare, mongooses, bandicoots, foxes, the endemic toque macaque and gray langers. If you are lucky you might be able to see a leopard and other smaller cats, such as fishing cat and jungle cat. When the tour ends, you will be taken back to the departure point. • Please Advise which safari would you like to go on when you making the booking for Half Day Safari.
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Matthew W
10 contributions
Excellent.
Great 1/2 day trip. Interesting guide with a keen spotting eye. Lots of elephants. Highly recommended.
Written 21 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
I am happy that you enjoyed your Safari at Udawalawe National Park. Looking forward to serve you again soon.
Written 23 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jim K
Dallas, TX33 contributions
Lahiru – good animal spotting, poor customer service
Mar 2019 • Solo
Last week, we took a safari with Lahiru. He gets 5 stars for the safari itself and 1 star for the way he handled things start to finish. We booked a month in advance for a full day safari, which to us, meant early in the morning through park close, although we did not specify exact times, but based on the price, it was consistent with that from other info we read online. Two weeks out, we confirmed. Two days before we reached out via WhatsApp and were told we could start at 2pm because of expected bad weather, which looked perfectly clear. He said we would still get in 5 hours. Asked for a price in line with a half day and he immediately agreed which told us that he had likely double booked, nothing to do with the weather. Day of, he asks if we would be okay sharing with another person. I said our price was for private and we would like a discount for sharing. He says we’ll stay private. He shows up, asks again if we’ll share. We reluctantly agree and with no apparent communication with anyone, he picks up a woman waiting, so he clearly wasn’t waiting on our agreement. When our hotel asked when we’d be back, he said we’d be gone 3 hours. We protested that he’d said five hours and ‘oh, the park closes at 6pm’ so five hours wasn’t even possible.

Ultimately we saw lots of animals, he was good at spotting them and we were away from other vehicles for the most part. So from that perspective, we were quite happy.
That said, he was messaging on his phone the whole time, likely at least some with other guides, but we suspect his business has picked up more than he’s able to manage and quality has gone down. If you ask questions about the park and animals, he knows his stuff, but not in the least proactive in explaining. He was very pleased with himself every time he spotted an animal and let you know that ‘I showed you that’. It became a bit old.

Overall, if you set up a safari with expectations in line, you will likely have a good experience.
Written 13 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Lakpura LLC (Udawalawe)
woodford10
woodford10
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Incredible Safari with an Amazing Guide
We (two of us) booked the 6 hour tour only a couple days before we wanted to take the Safari, Lakpura confirmed our
TaraKirkland
TaraKirkland
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Best Safari Guide!
Ruwan was an amazing guide - he was funny and very knowledgable. He was also flexible (he stopped at the store on t
64blaz
64blaz
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Perfect Tour - highly recommended
Booked the trip with friends just one day before. It was awesome can't complain. Ruwan had an eye for all the smal
laurawW9171TR
laurawW9171TR
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Morning Safari
Such a nice ranger he was showing us a lot of beautiful animals knew the best spots and was funny and answered all
LailaV68
LailaV68
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Real Safari With Expert Guide
Ruwan and the driver has been so great! Ruwan have keen eyes and can see the animals from afar. Our 5 hour trip had
travelworthtelling
travelworthtelling
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Excellent and Ethical Safari
I visited both Yala and Udawalawe National Parks with Lakpura. We had a great day! We were picked up on time and ha
melanie_srf
melanie_srf
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Highly recommended!!!
Such a wonderful tour! The guide was simply amazing! He has very good english skills and a huge knowledge about th
sambru2
sambru2
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Great 9 hour safari with Ruwan!
We did the 9 hour safari with Ruwan as our guide. We were so glad to have him with us - without him we probably wou
noelt655
noelt655
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Highlight of our holiday
A great guided tour through the park. Ruwan was very knowledgable and engaged with us throughout. Highly recommende
153maisies
153maisies
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Udawalawe National Park
Well organised trip. We were picked up from our hotel, had a very knowledgable guide, Ruwan, who gave us lots of in
B5362VUmichaelg
B5362VUmichaelg
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Close up encounter with the elephants!
Our guide Ruwan was fantastic- great to talk to and very knowledgeable about the wildlife and where the animals wou
Louise K
Louise K
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Amazing safari with an amazing guide!
We had an amazing safari , thanks to our great guide Ruwan! Ruwan is not just another guide, he is a nature conserv
emmac290529
emmac290529
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Brilliant Safari
Ruwan was excellent! He was so knowledgable about the park and all the animals. We got to see many amazing animals
lauretta1962
lauretta1962
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Great trip. For a Safari: Ruwan is your man! Fantastic Guide
I can’t thank Ruwan enough for the great experience: he is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable man, and, thanks to hi
davidpR2161EX
davidpR2161EX
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Ruwan - best guide ever
Ruwan was brilliant. Such a sharp eye spotting impossibly well camouflaged wildlife, passionate, and dedicated to g
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