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Udawalawe National Park

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Open Now: 06:00 - 18:00
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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 had a great morning doing a 4 hour safari, there is a queue of vehicles waiting for the park to open at 6am so if you want a bit more of a sleep in then I’d suggest just heading along at 6 30 and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited this National Park having been in Yala for two nights previously. We were expecting to see elephants which we did but were quite distressed at the way they were followed at breakneck speed by the jeeps and cornered when they were found. The...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Janeda58
Reviewed yesterday

great park that never felt crowded - got up close to elephants and was also excellent for birding - the procedure for getting in was a bit time consuming

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tony016
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was the first ever safari experience for me and my friend. We enjoyed observing the elephants, buffaloes, deer, iguanas, crocodiles, jackals, peacocks, and numerous birds, in their wild habitat. However, we feel we should have hired a guide and rented a pair of binoculars...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank parampalh
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Before arriving to the Kottawatta Village where we stayed the night before the safari, we have already seen a couple of elephants along the road right behind the electrical wire fence. We were so excited to jump off the car to take pictures but I...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ALau-TA
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had 2 trips here and both were incredible. Variety of birdlife was stunning and the animals enhanced this, particularly seeing a new born elephant about 2 weeks old.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Keith C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Long wait to go in the park but worth it when we got in. Lovely scenery and wildlife, including elephants swimming.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank janemeesters
Reviewed 4 days ago

We came here as part of a two day tour organised by Sam Sampath, Big Brother Tours. I can't recommend him highly enough. Sam had organised everything and when we arrived we were met, after a short wait, and put into our Jeep with our...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank raymondmacc2015
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A nice little park with a nice lot of animals. Unlike Yala, there are less jeeps jostling for space and you are able to stop for a bit and just watch whatever you’ve found. Plenty of elephants and water life too.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank KatieSmithExplores
Reviewed 4 days ago

Given how many visitors now visit this National Park, it is a real shame that the park authorities have not put more effort into making this a seamless experience. We were picked up at 5am from our hotel but didn't get into the park until...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Marilyn S
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Response from Rohana P | Reviewed this property |
Tour operations are done by private sector Safari Jeeps owners. You can negotiate price.