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Minneriya National Park

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Habarana-Polonnaruwa Road, Habarana 50150, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 888585
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US$ 49.00*
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Private Jeep Safari Tour: Elephant Gathering Safari in Minneriya Park
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US$ 146.00*
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Private Day Trip to Sigiriya and Minneriya from Kandy
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Private Tour: The Great Elephant Gathering Safari in Minneriya
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“sri lanka” (93 reviews)
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Habarana-Polonnaruwa Road, Habarana 50150, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 888585
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The sole purpose of my trip to Sri Lanka was to see the annual elephant "GATHERING" that takes place in this park. It happens because of the dry weather and the ellies come here for water and green grass. WELL....this year Mother Nature decided to...More

Thank Barbara F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had been to this Park while on tour in Srilanka. The Entrance with the Jeep type at the gate and the entire worthiness of it doesnot go hand in hand. The entrance is exhorbitantly costly, advisable if a bargain is striked with the Jeep driver...More

Thank Kamie_Love
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great safari. We saw lots of elephants. My only negative is that the National Park allows so many jeeps into the one zone. There doesn't seem to be any control over the way some jeeps are driven when trying to get close to the...More

Thank Denise F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arranged for a 6 am jeep safari. Had a great guide from the national park service who pointed out all the interesting birds and had the driver stop so we could take photos. Saw two male elephants up close. He said the morning safari allows...More

Thank joann87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful experience spending time with the elephants in their own back yard. Far too many Jeeps attending at once and some getting too close. I'm pleased to say that ours kept its distance. The elephants did on occasion react to those who were infringing a...More

Thank PompeyDave2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The elephant safari here really is as good as it gets, we saw around 100 elephant who passed us within a few meters of the Jeep. Guides were experienced and very friendly. During the 3 hour safari We also viewed water buffalo, monkeys and various...More

1  Thank arichards2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing time visiting Minneriya National Park and saw over a hundred elephants. Definitely recommend !

Thank Charleyleo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely experience, we saw a number of asian elephants close up and spent a good amount of time with them. The visit was not part of our itinerary booked through Southall Travel, it was an "extra" arranged with our driver. We paid 10...More

Thank Naresh H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Safari jeep ride into Minneriya. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and would recommend to everyone visiting this area. Ok, it felt a little bit like a UK safari park at times, following a set route and with lots of other jeeps around. We saw...More

Thank Jonathan H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on a safari to catch a glimpse of elephants in the wild. With a good driver and 4x4 vehicle, you will be able to spot a couple of herds and get a lesson on the lifestyle of these magnificent animals. The landscape is...More

Thank Marie-Claire S
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6 September 2017|
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Response from kalums | Property representative |
At the moment there aren't good Elephants gathering in Minneriya. But Always evening is the best time to see the animals.
9 August 2017|
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Response from kalums | Property representative |
we organise the safari. jeep with Ajustable seats. open roof. fully insured. 3 to 4 hour safari. you find me at Kalum jeep safari
Marilyn B
9 August 2017|
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Response from PSie | Reviewed this property |
Hi Marylin, September is usually good for a safari to Minneriya. The monsoon doesn't come in until early October. I have just returned from Sri Lanka and the Central and Northern regions are experiencing a severe drought as... More

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