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Guided safari in the Udawalawe National Park, where you feel like a part of an elephant herd 

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Why should you book this trip?

  • The Udawalawe National Park is the only place in the world where an elephant sighting is guaranteed on every game drive.
  • Get close to exotic birds and beasts found in this renowned safari park, including wild elephants and an occasional leopard.
  • You have 3 options to book safaris in the Udawalawe National Park: [1] morning safari [2] evening safari [3] full day safari.
  • The skill of an experienced guide is included and it makes your Udawalawe safari experience unique.
  • Specially modified, comfortable jeeps are provided for safaris.
  • We also extend customised services for our guests (family safaris/honeymoon safaris/photography safaris etc.)

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STARTING FROM

 46 USD
  PER PERSON

1 PERSON   - 75 USD                         
2 PERSONS - 56 USD PER PERSON

3 PERSONS - 49 USD PER PERSON
4 PERSONS - 46 USD PER PERSON

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 Quick Facts

  • Starting time:Morning: 6 a.m.Afternoon: 2.30 p.m.
  • Duration of tour: Half day or full day.
  • Possible period: All around the year.
  • Arrival and departure transport for any location could be arranged on request for an additional cost.

 

You will meet

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Keith

Keith is a young and hands-on naturalist who is bursting with enthusiasm for the work he does. Starting his volunteer work in his teenage years and having studied subjects pertaining to biodiversity, conservation and environmental degradation throughout his university career, he has stepped into the professional arena with a glowing portfolio of qualifications and field work. He is a dedicated animal handler, having worked closely with animals from a very young age, while he has also participated in and contributed to several research projects pertaining to matters of biodiversity.

Included in the price

  • Experienced local guide
  • Jeep cost
  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled water

 

Exclusions

  • Arrival and departure transportation
  • Any extra beverages or food consumed
  • Any tips to the staff
  • Any personal effects not mentioned above

 

Tour in brief

You will first meet up with the Sri Lanka Day Tours crew and your safari guide at the gate entrance to the Udawalawe National Park. For the morning half-day tour, the starting time will be at 6 a.m. while the afternoon tour begins at 2.30 p.m.

After entering the national park with your guide in a jeep, you will be able to spot several species of birds and other animals that have made their homes in this sanctuary.

You will be taken through most of the Udawalawe National Park, covering the wetlands, grasslands, forest patches, etc. We will make longer stops at certain watering holes for unique photography opportunities.

We will stop at a designated spot overlooking a lake or river where you can get down, stretch your legs and enjoy a cup of tea/coffee prepared by our crew.

Finishing the safari, either round 11 a.m. or around 6 p.m. you will be dropped at the park entrance.

Importance

  • Suitable casual clothing for windy, rainy, warm weather conditions should be considered
  • Insect repellents, sun-protection creams etc. are recommended
  • Cameras/video recordersto capture those amazing moments

 

Safari at Udawalawe National Park

The Udawalawe National Park is a collection of several distinct, but inter-related geographical features. From lush forests to grasslands to a man-made reservoir, Udawalawe is among the largest of national parks in Sri Lanka.

Udawalawe's main attraction is the large herd of Sri Lankan elephants who call it home. With a large area for them to roam, it is the best place in Sri Lanka to see wild elephants. Watch as these majestic, graceful, albeit playful giants interact with each other, following a complex social order within the herd.

Included in the experience is the bordering Udawalawa Elephant Transit Home, a specialised centre for the care of abandoned elephant calves.

Sri Lanka Day Tours' Udawalwe National Park safari will take you through hotspots for watching elephants and other animals and birds within the park. Jeeps specialised for optimised viewing will take gravel paths into the deep forest for the best viewing experience.

Udawalawe is home to a few other species of mammal. Carnivores such as the rusty spotted cat, the fishing cat and the Sri Lankan Leopard are not unknown. Quite a few of our guides have seen leopards in this park. Among the herbivoresare water buffalo, axis deer, sambar deer, Indian muntjac and spotted chevrotains. Primates such as toque macaques and grey langurs also make the park their home. 

The park is also anexcellentbird-watching site. Species such as the Sri Lankan jungle fowl, Sri Lankan spurfowl, and the red-faced malkoha breed within the park.

Make your experience at Udawalawa be an unforgettable one with our guided safari. 

 

Feedback

I would highly recommend Sri Lanka day tours for the half day safari they arranged in Kaudulla Park. It made our trip in Sri Lanka. The kept excellent communication with me both via email and whatsapp to arrange dates, cost and timings for pick ups. The driver for our safari was very well experienced for getting us safely around the park, and what's more, seemed to chose the best route for the drive starting with Eagles, then lone elephants, to a small family of elephants (the youngest being a 2 week old elephant) to the grand finale of approximately 150 wild elephants grouped together. Phenomenal experience and memory for my first safari. Top marks. 

Simon Bradshaw – UK – AUG 28

 

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