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Elephant Transit Home (ETH)

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Cuteness personified

If you have even the slightest soft corner for elephants, this place will bowl you over. Imagine a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ilmas F
via mobile
Melts your heart.

So many baby elephants! Watching them at feeding time would make the most miserable of humans... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Daniel G
via mobile
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  • Average9%
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“young elephants”(57 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
| 5km west of the Uda Walawe National Park entrance, Uda Walawe National Park, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 888585
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Completely over-rated for the price we paid. We spent less than 30 minutes here. The place was over crowded so you had to stand on top toes to see the elephants. The Experience of seeing baby elephants was magical to begin with, then became apparent...More

Thank leannelangan2018
Reviewed 2 days ago

DO NOT VISIT HERE! At first when all the baby elephants came out it was so cute but then a man with a white stick appeared and started hitting the baby elephants on their legs, back and even on their heads. The force in which...More

Thank madeleinebruce
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you have even the slightest soft corner for elephants, this place will bowl you over. Imagine a herd of baby elephants frolicking in front of you. We visited at feeding time ie 12 noon. The viewing platform was already quite full, but we managed...More

Thank Ilmas F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So many baby elephants! Watching them at feeding time would make the most miserable of humans smile! Very good program which introduced these babies back into the wild! Cheap entry.

Thank Daniel G
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had the most amazing hour or so watching feeding time. We got there early and it was really busy with locals as school holidays. Highly recommend.

Thank Sally R
Reviewed 1 week ago

It did get very busy so getting there beforehand is a good option. The elephants you can tell are well looked after and its hilarious watching them excitedly wave their trunks while running to get the milk. They do so in small groups. There was...More

Thank awaywiththefae
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a worthwhile thing to see Very cheap to get in and nice to see 60 plus elephants getting fed Would definitely recommend

Thank rob202
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i like the baby elephants in the elephant orphanage they took me safely to their with a safari cab i like it so much

Thank Rajeewa W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very pleasant surprise. We went to the 6:00 pm feeding, and watched about 40 baby elephants trotting out for their feeding, with their bellowing cries. The youngest were bottle fed (gulping it down rapidly) while the others had funnels. The big surprise...More

1  Thank Kim D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having been on safari and seen so man at wild elephants we were unsure of whether to go, as we had an extra day at udawalawe and couldn’t afford another safari we thought we would give it a go. We were very pleasantly surprised! Most...More

1  Thank lfn86
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7 April 2017|
Response from Tanja H |
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7 April 2017|
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Response from Nick and Angel S | Reviewed this property |
The cost is very cheap! From memory it was 500 rupees per adult, which is under £2.70! Bargain!
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30 July 2016|
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Response from 2crazy | Reviewed this property |
We had a great safari. Our jeep driver managed to get us many views of families of elephants and avoided other jeeps as much as possible. Loads of eagles too. Our best safari was at Udawalawe. Also went to Bundala NP down at... More