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Udawalawe National Park

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Uda Walawe National Park, Sri Lanka
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This park is home to several hundred elephants and other rare plants and wildlife.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sri lanka” (138 reviews)
“bird life” (60 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Uda Walawe National Park, Sri Lanka
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"water buffalo"
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"bird life"
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"wild elephants"
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"morning safari"
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"beautiful birds"
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"early morning"
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"different types"
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"monitor lizards"
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"amazing experience"
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"their natural habitat"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was my first safari experience and I had high hopes for the day! I was not disappointed and it was a very fun day. Our driver was brilliant and spotted loads of wildlife which I wouldn't have seen myself. He knew when to stop,...More

Thank Jessica T
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a wonderful safari day here. So much wildlife. Amazing number of elephants wandering around. Lots of other animals. Amazing birds to spot.

Thank Colin E
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you are staying in Mirissa, like us, you need to get up at 2,5-3 am in order to reach this park before the ticket line and the wait is too long. Our host arranged for a car to take us there and for the...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We wanted to book a local independent safari guide for our safari, as opposed to a group tour and Lahiru was amazing. He knew the park like the back of his hand and gave us the most amazing safari experience. We saw loads of elephants...More

Thank Peter G
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Good national park. I recommend it. Were there with wife and two kids (4 and 7). Had a 3 hours tour. Sufficient to see Elephant, birds, crocodiles, buffalos - especially with kids below 5.

Thank Jonas M
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Our family was lucky enough to see hundreds of elephants aswell as peacocks, eagles, wild bees, spot deer, crocodiles & water buffalo. Also giant monitor lizards. The afternoon safari suited us & there was an abundance of wildlife. We all had a fantastic day.

Thank Alex M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall a good place for a small safari type trip. Lots of elephants roam free and from what we were told it is a lot less crowded and touristy than Yala. The ticketing and entrance system is massively chaotic however with drivers leaving jeeps unattended...More

Thank Jack D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an awesome experience in Udawalawe! Actually we did safair 6 times! 3 morning and 3 afternoon drives! We hired a private driver through our hotel. It was easy to drive around! It was fun to be on the look out for many kinds...More

Thank ambrewster
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an amazing trip. I have literally seen about 100 elephants. I have done trips to many wild life parks in Sri Lanka but have never experienced anything like that. If you are an elephant lover. There is no park like this in Sri...More

Thank S-Silva001
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Awful experience. Organization was disgusting. At first we were staying in a car for almost 40 minutes near the gate, waiting when they were open. Why we couldn’t begin our driving from a hotel half an hour later is not understood. All safari lasts for...More

Thank Svitlana_Belinska
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Archana V
22 February 2018|
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Response from Alex M | Reviewed this property |
We had our children who were 7 & 9 at the time of the safari. Im not 100% sure but I don't think there would be an age limit?
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lloydlorien
16 February 2018|
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Response from els220757 | Reviewed this property |
We were in Udawalawe national.park and did an afternoon safari which started at 14.00. We arrived 1 day before however. We did a morning safari in yala and an afternoon in udawalawe: we preferred to go in the afternoon... More
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15 November 2017|
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Response from Bertybign | Reviewed this property |
We used a private driver at half the cost who had been to the park before but was not a regular. It is true that we did not participate in the mad dashes to see a glimpse of a leopard just as thirty trucks tried to encircle... More
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