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Minneriya National Park

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Address: Habarana-Polonnaruwa Road, Habarana 50150, Sri Lanka
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06:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 18:00
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US$48.00*
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Private Jeep Safari Tour: Elephant Gathering Safari in Minneriya Park
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US$164.00*
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Private Day Trip to Sigiriya and Minneriya from Kandy
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Private Tour: The Great Elephant Gathering Safari in Minneriya

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Wonderful day at Minneriya National Park

Our Driver/Guide Bonifus from Ceylon Escapes suggested that we start our Safari into Minneriya National Park at 2:00pm as it would be quieter at this time of day, and as such, we... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our Driver/Guide Bonifus from Ceylon Escapes suggested that we start our Safari into Minneriya National Park at 2:00pm as it would be quieter at this time of day, and as such, we would be able see Elephants in a relaxed atmosphere. This time, a Park Tracker decided to join our jeep for the Safari and we were not given a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Go to the park entrance and you could get a safari jeep for a better price. There are a plenty of elephants and some on the side of your path as well. Not many other animals though

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We did a safari during our tour in Sri Lanka. We loved this game drive a lot as we so so many elephants in one location. The sight of baby elephants was one of the highlights during this game drive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this park during Christmas time. A jeep with a driver picked us up a few km far from the park. The weather was variable and it rained quite heavly a few times. Fortunately the jeep had a roof that we could close. Once we entered into the park we got amazed by the landscape. We observed water buffalos,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived after a long journey picked up a luxury jeep I think this is a must as the roads and tracks are bumpy .If you want to see elephants this is a fantastic place to go to their are hundreds roaming in large herds.We also picked a guide up at the entrance he was very informative in everything we spent... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see. Not so many animals in December but great around September. Guides are great. Better than any zoo

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our 1st visit to this national park we are going again tomorrow. It was fantastic Deer Water Buffalo various varieties of birds and yes plenty of Elephants. Bump ride in our jeep stuck a couple of times through a river bed didn't stop the enjoyment. Magical couple of hours a must if you visit Sri Lanka

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful place but unfortunately we were not able to see any elephants. Obviously this is not in anyone's control but the reviews seem to say that there are elephants everywhere, which was not the case.We did however see some wild buffaloes, peacocks and flocks of birds.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This must be one of the finest places in the world to see wild elephants close up. We went out for two hours, mid afternoon, and saw 3 separate herds amounting to well over 300 elephants in total. Also we saw toque macaques, sambar deer and buffalo. On the edge of the tank (lake) we observed cormorants, herons and pelicans... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic. Highly recommended also try go around 4pm and minneriya tank area is wonderful specially sunset time more animals are visible during that time

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