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Udawalawe National Park

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This park is home to several hundred elephants and other rare plants and wildlife.more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Uda Walawe National Park, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took a tour of the park with Lahiru Prasad which was amazing from start to finish! The park is huge so having a guide in addition to a driver really helps - although we are baffled by how easily Lahiru was able to spot...More

Thank savlon87
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took our children (aged 10 and 12) to the park and used Lahiru as a guide based on recommendations from here. Based on previous experience we prefer to use nature guides when visiting forests etc as even though we are interested in wildlife we...More

Thank Sian H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We booked a tour with Lahiru Prasad based on the recommendations on TripAdvisor. This was easy to organise the day before our tour by text to Lahiru. A successful safari with pick-up from our hotel in Tangalle and a careful driver to the start of...More

Thank rolypolybug
Reviewed 3 days ago

The nature reserve is a large area around an artificial reservoir created by a 4km dam, meaning there is a large lake, even in the dry season. Visit is by jeep safari. Our driver was good at spotting all the wildlife and knew the names...More

Thank Richard N
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Obviously very beautiful and Silent environment national park in Sri Lanka. We had seen more Elephants,Crocodiles,Deers and lot of birds in park. Total Safari time more than four hours. Safari coordinated by Eagle safari at Udawalawa.

Thank Naveen R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My dream of seeing free elephants came true here. It was very bumpy ride to get to the lake where the elephants were staying. In addition half the road was under constructionso the drive was painful. The observation area was full of cars but everyone...More

Thank lara t
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the early morning game drive, seeing plenty of elephants, jungle fowl, wild boar, birds and more. It means an early start but is worth it. It can get busy near an attraction with jeeps clambering to get a view, but otherwise it’s...More

1  Thank Paul B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I organised an evening Safari with Lahiru Prasad and paid 100 USD in total for 2 people, everything included (park entry, Jeep plus driver and the spotter). Lahiru seemed to know a lot about the flora and fauna of the Udawalawe park...More

Thank nayabmalik90
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Today, we had the privilege to get a tour with Lahira, 00 94 71 483 6490, and his skilled driver. Originally, we simply wanted to accept our hotel's offer for a jeep. Only driver, no guide. "You don't need a guide", wr have been told....More

Thank Reto C
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must visit! We saw countless elephants as well as crocodiles, monkeys, birds among other things. It's a great price for what it is and depending on your tour guide/jeep driver you will learn a lot.

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mina0803
21 July 2018|
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Response from mall f | Property representative |
Morning and afternoon both time is good these days and no rain
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SarahDavids
14 July 2018|
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Response from Debbie G | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure is the answer. We did our Safari at 3pm well we were met outside our hotel at 3pm. Along the main road leading up to the Safari Park there was lots of Safari Jeeps parked up. Our driver actually arranged our... More
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Mark E
8 May 2018|
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Response from rashinil96 | Property representative |
us$ 112 only luxury kdh can and driver ac,free wifi please reserve your vehicle. Reserve
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