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Udawalawa Safari

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Explore the finest and most luxurious wildlife splendours of Sri Lanka, in its untamed glory, with a stirring Sri Lanka Safari Ride. Experience a seamless adventure designed to make sure every angle is unique and each moment is personalized...more
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Thanamalvila Road | Kottawatta Village, Uda Walawe National Park 70190, Sri Lanka
+94 77 352 4876
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We ended up seeing around 20 elephants during the Safari, some birds, crocodiles and water buffalo. We were also briefly charged by a male elephant but our driver was able go scare him away by pounding on the door of the truck - a bit...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What an amazing experience to be on safari with lahiru. He collected us in a van & took us to the front of the queue where the safari jeep was waiting. Lahiru is a guide & not a driver. So he is constantly looking for...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tdbbpink
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great safari with Lahiru, who picked us up from Wild River Side at 5 am in the morning. We saw so many elephants and were really close to them. He was good at avoiding the crowds of the other cars, which made it even...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Joachim B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were very lucky today and saw a lot of wonderful animals, including over 25 elephants on our tour with Lahiru. He was a very knowledgeable guide, spoke good English and even knew some German. We broke away from the crowds of jeeps and went...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Marlene M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Today we did a morning jeep tour with Lahiru in Udawalawa National Park. Based on information from other tourists we expected to see at least a lot of elephants. Unfortunately this did not happen. We saw some animals but very far away. Maybe we had...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank KasiaR186
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time I saw an animal I tensed up, knowing that my jeep driver would rev the engine and get as close as possible to the poor thing, then make noises at it until it posed properly for the camera. I was most happy when...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank Ebony C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a sad and disappointing experience! I would recommend everyone who has at least a small heart for animals to avoid a safari in Udawalawa National Park! It is so sad to see how the animals get scared by the masses of jeeps surrounding them!...More

Date of experience: February 2019
5  Thank Nora D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's the elephants we wanted to see and wow did we see them - soooo many. Awesome awesome animals and great to see so many - young and old and big and small. And baby crocs sunning themselves on the side of a lake, plenty...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jnoble100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I do not recommend any safari in this park except if your objective is to see cars only ! First we arrived at 5.30am at the entry of the park and had to wait 2 hours in our car stuck on the road in the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank maudtassot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did an evening and early morning drive with Dileepa Jeep Safari (dileepasafariudawalawe@Gmail.com, 0772676222) and it was amazing on both trips. Dileepa knows where the animals are, can tell you about them and can spot things we would never have noticed. We saw lotsof elephants, mongoose,wild...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank David w
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29 December 2018|
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Response from Katie L | Reviewed this property |
I booked it through the hotel. It was a full day trip.
14 July 2018|
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Response from Nuwanthi89 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Well for a lot of elephants then Yala national park. But then you can witness a variety at Udawalawa. You won't be disappointed at Udawala. 😇