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Gal Oya National Park - The Crossing

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Almost a piece of fantasy

The first day we went on a jeep safari accompanied with a great park ranger. From the start we were... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Bojan B
Zagreb, Croatia
Beautiful National Park

We were here for the second time and had a lovely boat safari in the morning. Saw elephants and... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2018
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Inginiyagala, Ampara 32000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

The first day we went on a jeep safari accompanied with a great park ranger. From the start we were followed by hundreds and hundreds of butterflies. In the park we encountered two groups of elephants and a couple of loners, lots of monkeys, deers,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 23 August 2018

We were here for the second time and had a lovely boat safari in the morning. Saw elephants and lots of birds.This is a very calming and relaxing experience.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank sreepathy p
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We went to Gal Oya park for a water safari during our stay at Gal Oya lodge. It is stunning and truly uncommercial. It has a very different feel to the other more commercial parks and definitely worth a visit. We saw elephants, crocs and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

What a stunning park, completely off the tourist trail, you literally have the whole place to yourself! Lucky for us we had a picnic on both the early morning boat safari and following day Jeep safari where we got to cool down in the beautiful...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank bobozimunkee
Reviewed 12 June 2018

We had 3 wonderfull hours in the GalOya national park. It is such a wonderfull area and we meet only 1 other Jeep during our 3 hours safari which compared to other parks is quite unique. We saw elephants, djakals, marabou storks, eagles, monkeys etc...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank perhfriis
Reviewed 18 May 2018

Did a magical boat safari and were lucky to see so many birds and other animals.The highlight were the giant crocs and the herd of elephants including babies

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank ananda102
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Even we had some trouble to get there (our mistake) this is definitely a must do when you have the chance to do it when you are at Sri Lanka.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Himdis
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Really nice nature views of the tank (lake), mountains in the background. Not so much animals although we did see some elephants, crocodiles, pelican, eagles and some monkeys. Expected more wildlife, but the surroundings are beautiful. We went to Yala later for some more wildlife...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank MK1238
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Very quite clam and relax place.well green.so quite relax.very beautiful environment .you can feel best feeling

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank aruna s
Reviewed 30 March 2018

The whole group went of this boat safari from Gal Oya lodge and what a lovely experience despite the odd very heavy shower. We had a great time seeing lots of birds and an area with crocodiles which was very exciting. We also came across...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Farah A
7 December 2018|
Response from sreepathy p | Reviewed this property |
Camping in/near Gal Oya National Park is not possible..
27 October 2018|
Response from sreepathy p | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, Actually, there is hardly any real rainy periods anymore. We were in Sri Lanka during the rainy season (west coast) and had only two separate nights of rain during our holidays. Even if it rains in Gal Oya, it is... More
17 September 2018|
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Response from aruna s | Reviewed this property |
Hi, There is no bangalalow on the dam.