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Udawalawe National Park Private Safari

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US$ 30.00
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Udawalawe National Park, the sixth largest animal sanctuary of Sri Lanka, is located 112 miles (180 km) from Colombo in south-central sector of the island. The park is situated just south of the Central Highlands, of which escarpment brings about an enrapturing backdrop. Udawalawe National Park established in the year 1972 with the objective of protecting the catchment area of Udawalawe reservoir, which provides water for agriculture and hydro-power generation spreads over an area 30,821 resembling an African game park.
  • See and photograph some of the largest herds of Asian elephants in Sri Lanka
  • Travel in a sturdy 4x4 vehicle that gives access to all areas of the park
  • Have time to ask plenty of questions on this private tour
  • Choose between a morning, afternoon, or full-day tour to fit your schedule
What to Expect
Make your way to the gate of Udawalawe National Park, where you’ll meet up with your private guide. Climb into a sturdy 4x4 vehicle, which gives access to all the rugged areas of the park and offers clear views of the animals. One of Sri Lanka’s largest parks, Udawalawe is known for its large Asian elephant population, which can number up to 100 in a single herd. Other animals in the park include jungle cats, fishing cats, gray hangers, toque macaque, foxes, bandicoots, mongooses, jackals, wild boar, and water buffalo, among others. Learn about the wildlife and ecosystem from your guide along the journey. Morning or afternoon departure options let you choose your own itinerary to fit your vacation schedule. A private guide means you and your party will receive personalized attention and have plenty of time to ask questions.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Park Gates of Udawalawa National Park in Udawalawa
  • Transport by private Safari Jeep.
  • Full Day Safari - Safari from 07:30 am to 05:30 pm
  • Half Day - Either a Morning Safari - 05.30 am to 09.00 am OR a Evening Safari - 02:30 pm to 05:30 pm
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off if outside of 5km of park entrance gate
  • Entrance fees for Jeep-only bookings (entrance fees to be paid in cash)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • If you are booking a half-day safari, advise if it is a Morning or Evening safari.
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking
  • Not recommended for child aged 5 years or under
  • Please Advise which safari would you like to go on when you making the booking for Half Day Safari.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were a group of four visiting Udawalwe National Park. We were picked up by the diver from our hotel and were taken to the national park where we were met by our guide. The driver and guide were very friendly and informative, and we...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Rosie C
Reviewed 3 days ago

So much seen that I can't remember them all! Elephants in big and small groups. baby elephants and their mothers, a bull with enormous tusks....a troup of Macaque monkeys including a baby only days old clinging to Mum's belly.... and it goes on! We saw...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank drednev
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a full day safari trip after seeing some great reviews online and we were not disappointed!! The safari was really well organised, and Ruan our tour guide/naturist was so knowledgable and really made the experience thoroughly enjoyable! Would highly recommend :)

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Carys G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the safari last minute, despite this everything ran perfectly. Our host and driver, Nimesh, was fantastic. The vehicle, tour guide and safari itself were all first class. We highly recommend this company and would definitely return.More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 168lewisw
Lakpura-sales1, Public Relations Manager at Lakpura LLC, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

J19814 Thank you so much for taking the time to share an insightful review of your safari experience and our service. We are thrilled to hear the lasting impression the experience has left on you, Your wonderful comments and positive feedback is a great incentive...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a fantastic safari tour. Our naturalist Ruwan made it a great experience and helped us spot lizards, birds, and crocodiles. We were able to see water buffalo and deer as well but the highlight was definitely the elephants! We got very up close...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank kathrynceceliak
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30 March 2019|
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Response from TripScrutineer | Reviewed this property |
Hi goodash89, the trip from Colombo to Udawalawe by taxi will cost around 12,500 LKR and whilst the distance is not that far, it will take 4 hours or so to get there and the same amount of time to get back. Its much better... More
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