Giant’s safari of tuskers, trees and 5th century artefacts: Kalawewa National Park

3 Hours

Hidden in a 6000-hectare forest are giant tusker elephants, towering Kumbuk trees, and a 45 ft. statue dating back to the 5th century… explored through a Kalawewa National Park Safari.

Why should you book this trip?

  • Kalawewa National Park is home to a great concentration of tuskers; a magnificent sighting to experience. There are also the migratory herds that enter the Park.
  • In addition to the tuskers, large flocks of open-billed storks are a common sighting.
  • The park has a beautiful landscape lined with massive signature Kumbuk trees.
  • Your accompanying guide will give you additional information about the tusker safari.
  • Specially modified and comfortable jeeps are provided for the Kalawewa safari.
  • Customised services such as: family safaris, honeymoon safaris and photography safaris can be organised for guests.


You will be met by the Sri Lanka Day Tours crew and your designated guide at the gate entrance to the Kalawewa National Park.
The morning safari half day tour will commence at 6:00 a.m. while the evening half day tour will begin at 2:30 p.m.
After entering the Park, the tusker safari will begin with your guide on a strategic mission to encounter the tuskers of Kalawewa.
You will also catch sight of numerous birds and other animals which dwell in the sanctuary.
Your guide will share interesting facts about the flora and fauna of the Kalawewa National Park.
If you arrive during the monsoon period (October-November) the filled up tanks will attract gatherings of animals and birds alike, amidst the kumbuk trees and vegetation.
We will stop at certain points for you to enjoy taking photographs and take in the pristine scenery.
At the conclusion of your tusker safari, which will be roughly around 11 a.m. (or 6 p.m. in the evening), you will be dropped at the park entrance.

The imposing Kala Wewa and Balalu Wewa tanks built in the 5th century BC by King Dhatusena adorns the 6000 hectare Kalawewa National Park, alongside with impressive 45 feet high standing Avukana Buddha statue built during the same era. But the centrepiece to the Park, are the star residents of the sanctuary - the tusker elephants. Of the male elephant population, only about seven per cent are tuskers. Kalawewa boasts of a high concentration of tuskers in Sri Lanka - a privilege to sight.


  • Experienced local guide
  • Jeep cost
  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled water (food on request)
  • All applicable Govt taxes


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

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Giant’s safari of tuskers, trees and 5th century artefacts: Kalawewa National Park
From $188
/ Adult - Single Person(SOLO)
From $99
/ Adult - 2 Persons
From $81
/ Adult - 3 Persons
From $73
/ Adult - 4 Persons
From $67
/ Adult - 5 or More people
From $49
/ Child - Price per child
  • SLDT/2405/SAFKAL01
  • 4
  • 6:00 AM | 2:00 PM
  • Kalawewa National Park
  • 24 Hours
  • All year round [Best season: October to November]


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