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“Best national park in Sri Lanka”

Minneriya National Park
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US$49.00*
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Private Jeep Safari Tour: Elephant Gathering...
Ranked #2 of 18 things to do in Habarana
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Minneriya National Park is a national park in North Central Province of Sri Lanka. The area was designated as a national park on 12 August 1997, having been originally declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1938. The reason for declaring the area as protected is to protect the catchment of Minneriya tank and the wildlife of the surrounding area. The tank is of historical importance, having been built by King Mahasen in third century AD. The park is a dry season feeding ground for the elephant population dwelling in forests of Matale, Polonnaruwa, and Trincomalee districts. The park earned revenue of Rs. 10.7 millions in the six months ending in August 2009. Along with Kaudulla and Girithale, Minneriya forms one of the 70 Important Bird Areas (IBAs) of Sri Lanka. The park is situated 182 kilometres (113 mi) from Colombo.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We saw more than 100. Elephants. Some of them in the lake when they bathing our driver stopped every where to take photos also we had some selfies with many elephants there are other animals birds, deer , fox . Very nice tour

Thank Martin B
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"wild elephants"
in 129 reviews
"sri lanka"
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"dry season"
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"jeep safari"
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"water buffalo"
in 67 reviews
"their natural habitat"
in 46 reviews
"bird species"
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"spotted deer"
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"late afternoon"
in 31 reviews
"entrance fee"
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"open jeep"
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"close range"
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"love elephants"
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"great safari"
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"elephants including"
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"amazing experience"
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"gathering"
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

This is the place where elephant gathering.if you want to see the elephant this is best place in Srilanka.. largest elephant gathering in Srilanka.. make sure to confirm Sunny days

Thank Supun U
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Despite the hundreds of other vehicles, witnessing the gathering of about three hundred wild elephants was a magical experience. We saw water buffalo, peacocks, rabbits and many birds, too. The ride can be bumpy and dusty, and it is advisable to bring plenty of drinking water and a hat. Our driver was very skilled.

Thank nagaf2015
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

I ha been to many safari parks in Africa, I Nadia and Sri Lanka and this beats them all for elephants. Not much else of great note - many birds of prey,buffalo and monkeys, but the herds of elephants with lots of. Abbie’s is awesome in the pm when they come to the water.
We saw hundreds and they were all in very good condition. So if that’s what you are looking for come here!!

Thank Mark D
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

There were a lot of cars the day we went and all the drivers stayed close together when they saw elephants.
You need to control your driver to go a bit further even when there is less or no elephant : the park when you're almost alone is beautiful and just before sunset the light is amazing.
The experience is not very expensive and for us was halfway wonderful !

Thank catherinew1232016
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