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Udawalawe National Park

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Address: Uda Walawe National Park, Sri Lanka
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This park is home to several hundred elephants and other rare plants and...

This park is home to several hundred elephants and other rare plants and wildlife.

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US$150.00*
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Udawalawa National Park Adventure from Galle
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US$45.00*
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Private Tour: Udawalawe National Park Safari

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We travelled by car to the park from Deniyaya early in the morning, we were 4 adults and paid 10000 rupees. Our host at the guest house had also arranged a jeep and driver at the... read more

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We travelled by car to the park from Deniyaya early in the morning, we were 4 adults and paid 10000 rupees. Our host at the guest house had also arranged a jeep and driver at the park for us. On arrival at Udawalawe, we transferred to the jeep and were immediately told the costs and that it was better to... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did Udawalawe en-route from Nuwara Eliya to Galle (Overnight at Uda Walawe at Gayan's Hotel). We did the morning safari, for most part of the 3 hours, we have a lovely weather, breezy and comfortable, towards the end it did get a little sunny. The highlights were the elephants - we saw many of them - as a herd... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This park is very plessant to drive in. We took a morning safary which was nice if you want to see birds and crocodiles. There was many peecocks and different kind og birds. However we did not see many elephants our driver told us that you then have to go later in Day. If you get the chance see the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a morning half day safari which was excellent. No, we didn't see any leopards but that didn't diminish our experience! Our guide had a keen eye and pointed out lots of animals we would never have spotted on our own. The pace was good and often we were the only jeep in view. One drawback is that most... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we had a great guide called Ginesh, from Suoun Safari, 0712734544. We went afternoon safari and it was really good. We even saw a wild cat!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On arrival you are put into your jeep. The jeep is shared with the people you are with only so you can relax and feel your getting in the way of others. There is a canopy on the jeep and it can come off if you so wish. The jeep takes you through the park stopping at various spots. There... More 

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Bicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a trip in a jeep while visiting the Elephant orphanage. The driver was friendly and helpful but most interested in showing us elephants, which we had already seen in larger numbers in Minneriya. We wanted to see birds, and although he had a bird book his knowledge was no better than ours. My advice would be when booking... More 

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you do not get there early you can spend some time getting in. We saw many different animals including a 'family' elephant herd and many different birds, crocodiles, mongoose and more. Becomes a bit like Picaddily in the rush hour when an elephant is spotted! Every safari truck arrives and jostles for place.

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Rostock, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We started at 5:30 and it was quite cold. Bring at least a jacket. The park itself is beautiful! The raw nature and the sunrise were great. It took a while at first but then we saw eagles, elephants, crocodiles, buffalos and even leopards. A tour is quite expensive (we payed around 80€ for 2 people). You pay for the... More 

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Thank Lucas B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the park entrance and fixed up a 4WD at the entrance for around 3 hours. We went in the afternoon. We saw a number of elephants - close to 60. We even saw water buffaloes, 8 crocodiles, peacocks, monitor lizards, mongoose, pelicans, painted storks, eagles. It was well worth a trip and not a disappointment.

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