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Kaudulla National Park

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Anuradhapura Road, Habarana 50150, Sri Lanka
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Private Tour: Kaudulla National Park Safari
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A safari in the Kaudulla national park in Sri Lanka is a bucket-list aspiration for many tourists, which mean the place is an absolutely incredible wildlife spectacle. Located in the historic city of Polonnaruwa in Sri Lanka, Kaudulla national park presents an ample of opportunities for travellers to spot majestic elephants in their natural habitats. In addition to the elephants, sambar deer, Sri Lankan axis deer, chevrotain, wild boar, Asian spoonbill, grey-headed fish eagle, painted stork and openbill stork are common visuals at the park. Aside from these, one could rarely capture the glimpse of leopard and sloth bear in the forest. Going on a bumpy ride through an evergreen forest of Kaudulla national park along the small trails is a great adventure, wildlife enthusiasts can’t say ‘NO’ to. The Kaudulla reservoir being the life blood to the wildlife of the park, attracts herds of elephants during the dry season from nearby Minneriya, Wasgamuwa and Somawathiya national parks.
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Hours Today: 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Anuradhapura Road, Habarana 50150, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It's in the Trincomalee road. Past the habarana city it's about a half hours drive in to the park gate. We saw a gathering of about 300 elephant. Its not something we see every day.there are only elephant and no other animal at all which...More

Thank Yohan P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this safari and managed to see elephants close up - there were over 200! A couple of the elephants charged at the numerous jeeps when they got too close, but the jeep guides seemed able to anticipate this and made a quick getaway!...More

Thank Rgelling
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do not miss this natural wonder! Large herds of wild elephants and water buffaloes with an astounding variety of birds. So lovely. A very experience for the family especially children. So amazing so peaceful so educational. Worth every cent for the jeep safari. A must...More

Thank CKE383
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were taken with an amazing guide, who was deaf, but he was amazing at spotting things. I know BSL so between us we had a fantastic day and I would recommend it to anyone - word of warning, the day we went (out of...More

1  Thank Georgina B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a trip to this safari park from habarna which was very easy to arrange and cost around 6000 rupees for two, plus 5000 rupees park entry fee. The park was quiet when we entered and gradually got busier later in the afternoon with...More

Thank Pete F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This park is good to watch elephants. Best time is August to November where you can see large elephants gathering. Good to see birds as well and other big mammals can not have easier sifting.

Thank Prasad_Siriwardena
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great jeep trip. We saw peacocks monkeys and many elephants. they were bathing in a river and we were able to watch them for a long time from the back of the jeep. This is a great activity, for all ages.

Thank cathhhhhh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second visit to Kaudulla in 6 months. I wasn't disappointed on both occasions with plentiful late afternoon sightings of grazing elephants (including many babies) on the menu. You can usually get quite near the elephants but take binoculars along if you're interested...More

Thank Hilmy_Sally
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful elephants, beautiful scenery. Pick a vehicle with forward facing seats. Some vehicles had clear windscreen, which would be better than looking at black canvas.

Thank Maleko M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to kaudulla early morning around six o'clock. Saw some elephant, eagle and the nest, peacocks. It was an excellent place to see elephants on October Month

Thank Shifansadeek
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Clare K
11 September 2016|
Response from Ranga F |
3.00pm to 6.00 pm
Clare K
11 September 2016|
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Response from spuddybike | Reviewed this property |
I think they will be going south by then.
Diego A
28 June 2016|
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