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Kaudulla National Park

#2 of 17 things to do in Habarana Features Animals
Habarana | Anuradhapura road, Habarana 50150, Sri Lanka
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Private Tour: Kaudulla National Park Safari
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Habarana | Anuradhapura road, Habarana 50150, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Go in the afternoon, prepare for a queue but it is totally worth it! There is a huge herd of elephants who will tolerate the jeeps without much hassle, we saw pregnant elephants, baby elephants and the rest of the herd in August, the jeep...More

Thank Robyn G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We expected to go the Minneriya nat'l park, but our driver told us that the animals moved here, hence the huge line up to enter. I was amazed at the order within what looked like a huge traffic jam and the cooperation between the drivers,...More

Thank Orly-Z
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The elephants are the main attraction in Sri Lanka so obviously wherever they go, the crowds will follow. During our stay the elephants had gathered at Kaudulla so I knew that this park would be popular. However, I wasn't prepared for just how busy it...More

Thank Greg P
Reviewed 4 days ago

Kandulla park is very nice area. However, authorities should regulate urgently more strictly the entrance policy. Indeed, we visited the park with too many safari jeeps at the same time (maybe more than 100 !). All around elefants who are living there. Moreover due to...More

Thank Patrick B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great to see so many elephants in there natural environment. There are alot of jeeps but none drove too close to the elephants when we were there. Kids absolutely loved it.

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 5 days ago

A wonderful way to experience Asian elephant in a natural environment. Forest, plains and water. The family groups gradually exit from the forest to graze and move to the drinking area. The mix of ages from small babies ,protected by their family group, to older...More

Thank Douglas C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There were too many vehicles. The animals seemed stressed and tried to move away from cars. It wasn't sustainable tourism. I felt sorry for the animals. A suggested improvement would be if the park management only allowed for a maximum number of cars each day...More

Thank Mimso2000
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lot of elephants even a baby!! Great experince to see them in their free environment. Other animals also~ Entrance 8.5k R - 4ppl jeep 7.5k R... ask ur guide where is water before select the park

Thank Diana a
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved seeing the elephants in their natural environment, but it takes away from the 'natural environment' experience when the number of jeeps seems to exceed the elephants. Perhaps the relevant authorities could do a better job at managing the waves of visitors. Having said...More

Thank David_1313_3333_
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had thought we would visit Minneriya on our August trip to SL but we took local advice and visited Kaudulla instead, as most of the elephants had not yet arrived at Minneriya. Saw lots despite a massive thunder storm. Advice is to take a...More

Thank Edgie74
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Clare K
10 September 2016|
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3.00pm to 6.00 pm
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Response from spuddybike | Reviewed this property |
I think they will be going south by then.
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Diego A
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Response from gamkula2017 | Reviewed this property |
I hired a 4WD Jeep, for my family of 3, near the Habarana Cinnamon Lodge hotel. The total cost was Sri Lanakan Rupees. 3500 (about US$24). The drivers may try to charge more, with offers starting from Rs.10,000. There are... More
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