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Udawalawe National Park

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Uda Walawe National Park, Sri Lanka
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This park is home to several hundred elephants and other rare plants and wildlife.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Uda Walawe National Park, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We did an afternoon tour from around 3pm-5.30pm. We saw a huge amount of birds and water buffalo along with approximately 20 elephants in total. We actually saw far more elephants in Kaudulla National Park. However, due to the size of the park, the elephants...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Such a wonderful park. We went early in the morning , as it would be cooler. Best time to go. We had a great guide which was organised by our homestay. We must have seen all the elephants in the park. What a treat. As...More

Thank Amanda R
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited this park with four friends having visited Yala National Park the day before. What a contrast. There was still quite a scrum at the gates of jeeps trying to get in but we were soon on our own in the park. The atmosphere...More

Thank Deryn H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to book our local tuk driver, Wimukthy, to take us from Haputale to Tangalle and we stopped at the National Park for a jeep safari on the way. It was a fantastic day all round. It's the first time I've seen elephants, water...More

1  Thank KAB17UK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this park on route to Yala as we had read about its large populations of elephants. We were not disappointed as we saw plenty including an encounter with a bull elephant who stood just a few metres from our jeep and quietly ate....More

Thank BrianNatalieMollyTed
Reviewed 1 week ago

We started the tour at about 8.30 on a not overly warm day so were able to see birds, buffalo, crocodiles and many elephants including one of about 2 months old. You will see Buffalo and Crocs at any time as they will be by...More

1  Thank smtsslt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we really enjoyed the safari as we saw lot of elephants and the highlight of the tour was to see two baby elephants few months old.... the inside roads are also good and you must visit the park in the morning that is the good...More

Thank kasun005
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went with my partner and another traveller and we got a taxi there from Ella (about 9,000 Rupees return between the 3 of us). We went early- were in the park by 7am i think. If you arrive later morning you will be disappointed-...More

3  Thank Clarey11982
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went during off season so the park was not packed with jeeps. Elephants were evident everywhere and we often found ourselves smack in the middle of a large group. They don't seem bothered at all as long as your respectful. On a couple of...More

1  Thank Bensonclan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great visit to this game park. lots of elephants, wild boar, buffalo, crocodiles, birds, etc. Make sure your driver asks for a guide who speaks fluent English and preferably an intern/student. Our required government guide at Yalla was terrible and we learned to push for...More

Thank Loveanimals_12
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18 July 2017|
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Response from twiggy20 | Reviewed this property |
It took us about 5-6 hours but the scenery was beautiful driving through the mountains, Ella which is enroute is stunning.
30 May 2017|
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Response from Janaka K | Reviewed this property |
Well,if you are looking for leopards then go for a Yala , Lunugamwehera or Wilpattu NPs.UW has very rare leopard sightings.Beatifically UW is for larger herds of Elephants & some birds too.December is a rainy season for... More
1 April 2017|
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Response from Sandini W | Reviewed this property |
By end of July usually the monsoon would be over and weather would be warm going into very hot August and park would be greener after monsoon rain. There can be inter monsoon showers in the late afternoon but will not cause... More