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Udawalawe National Park

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Open Now: 06:00 - 18:00
Open today: 06:00 - 18:00
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  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sri lanka”(185 reviews)
“bird life”(75 reviews)
This park is home to several hundred elephants and other rare plants and wildlife.more
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Uda Walawe National Park, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took a tour today in Udawalawe National Park. After we saw all the positive reviews of Lahiru we decided to go with him. He is extremely nice and friendly and with a very good skill in finding all the natural life in the park....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 234ancar
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We travelled here from Bentota with Gayan who runs tours from the beach in front of the Surf Hotel. The safari was amazing, we saw elephants, water buffalo, Sri Lankan foxes (apparently quite unusual to see them),brown and black monkeys, a crocodile, mongoose and a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

From the moment we drove into the park we saw a vast array of bird life, more kingfishers than you could shake a stick at, pelican, tern, all 4 native eagles, lizard, bathing buffalo and so many wonderful elephants including a 2 week old who...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 453Elaine53
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I found Lahiru here on TripAdvisor and after reading all of the rave reviews, contacted him to book our safari. He was very quick to respond and communicative. Sure, there are hundreds of other guides you can book but I honestly think Lahiru is a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ohheyitsyuki
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I'm a tad late in doing this but after the first class guide he deserved the recognition, sorry its a bit late. The arrangement initially appears strained via email but actually because its as simple as agree the date, agree the price and tell him...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Monnty
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just had a safari tour with Lahiru this morning. It was convenient to communicate with him through whatsapp, always replying promptly. He was also helpful in arranging and modifying transport to and from Udawalawe. He was very punctual and took the effort to provide light...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nurulainshk
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed at Chill House safari Resort and the owner did the Safari with us. We arrived late at night and the owner + his wife even cooked for us (one of the best coconut rotis i had in sri lanka). he did a very...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Everyone was talking about this guide as the best guide ever. We contacted him through whatsapp and it was very hard to communicate with and to organize a safari and he was also a bit rude and impolite after we told him we already had...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ceciliacS654ZW
Reviewed 3 days ago

We saw numerous elephants, buffalos, crocodiles, peacocks, but also two foxes, mongoose, deer and different large birds of prey. We went with two other people and a volunteer guide hopped on before we took off. The guide was definitely of added value. Our overall experience...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jvthielen
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Udawalawa Park is full of animals - elephants, crocodilles, monkeys, birds. It is really easy to find them and observe from short distance. This is the bright side of this place. The dark is how tourism in the park is organized. Much too many jeeps...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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4 October 2018|
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Response from alisona721 | Reviewed this property |
Paying by cash is better. Did not notice credit card acceptence