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Udawalawe Nationalpark Elefant Trail

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Thanamalvila Rd.5th Mile Post Udawalawa, Udawalawa 70190, Sri Lanka
+94 77 790 5931
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Better than expected

Our trip here was way better than I expected. Our guide was our driver and he had sharp eyes. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dominic J
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Just Brilliant...

We had a half-day tour, just my girlfriend and I. We must have seen 40 elephants, including some... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Matt & F
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Gili Meno, Indonesia
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Thanamalvila Rd.5th Mile Post Udawalawa, Udawalawa 70190, Sri Lanka
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+94 77 790 5931
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"water buffalo"
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"national park"
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"their natural habitat"
in 6 reviews
"sri lanka"
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"safari experience"
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"beautiful birds"
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"wild elephants"
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"afternoon tour"
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"entrance fee"
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"highlight of our trip"
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"per person"
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"early morning"
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"bumpy ride"
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"water hole"
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"worth the money"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our trip here was way better than I expected. Our guide was our driver and he had sharp eyes. The bird life was great and I would recommend taking some binoculars and letting the driver know if u are interested in birds. We saw at...More

Thank Dominic J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a half-day tour, just my girlfriend and I. We must have seen 40 elephants, including some baby ones! We also saw monkeys, wildcats, mongoose, various birds (including several eagles) and even a crocodile. We had a fantastic, very knowledgable driver so didn't need...More

Thank Matt & F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a great visit and got to see so many animals and up so so close which was great. Also nice that there were not many people.

Thank Laura B
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

beautiful park with so much wildlife. The park seems to be well managed. i did notice excessive topsoil washing from the gullies and flowing into the creek and rivers during the rain that should be addressed. An intact ecosystem that was a pleasure to visit.

Thank kph62
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

My husband and I decided to go on the afternoon tour (3pm-6pm) after reading so many reviews about the crowds in the morning. My advice, take the afternoon tour! We too saw so many elephants that I lost count. The bird watching was fantastic, the...More

Thank jlbal
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

What a gem! Saw many elephants - that’s guaranteed! Also saw mongoose, jackal, monitor lizard, eagles monkeys, buffalo, deer and many exotic birds. Bring Binoculars if you can.

Thank Gareth B
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We had the most incredible driver, (arranged by our hotel Queens Safari) who took us off on our own little adventure. We saw so many amazing creatures in their natural habitats, it was magical - including 100s of elephants. One came right up to the...More

Thank ELEL14
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

My two friends and I spent a half day at Udawalawe and it ended up being a highlight of our trip in Sri Lanka! We started at 6am and finished around 10am, seeing a lot of elephants, peacocks, crocs, buffalo and countless beautiful birds. The...More

Thank Stephanie C
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Super excited to see the wildlife bright and early at Udawalawe. On several recommendations we booked a 6am start through the hotel with a Jeep / driver for a 3 hour trip. By 7am we were still trying to get into the park! The line...More

Thank Emma W
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

It was raining the night before and during the day, so we only saw elephants, buffalo and some lovely birds including peacocks, but the safari experience was great

Thank ChrisHamnett
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Anneka H
21 March 2017|
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Response from rohan2525 | Reviewed this property |
Dear Sir/Mandam Yes, it is possible to travel from Benthota to Udawalawa same day. We can offer our hotel car. Call me for more details : +94 713495287. Thanks Regards Rohan
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