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Address: Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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Wasgamuwa - Elephants Home

Approximately 40Km northeast from Kandy.The park proberbly contain more wildlife than others , has more diversity

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 21, 2015
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 NEW

This wild animal sanctuary is NOT a zoo, and that is what makes the experience a trip of a lifetime.You can see many Sri Lankan animals & endemic birds in Sri Lanka.You can see the big elephants too.

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Approximately 40Km northeast from Kandy.The park proberbly contain more wildlife than others , has more diversity

Thank uniqueviewSL
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Great elephants. I got to wash one with a coconut husk. Don't use the toilets though. Its wonderful to see the elephants in their natural habitat. You get to feed an elephant with a big milk bottle too.

Thank cm15432
Colombo, null, Sri Lanka
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Nice place one of the best places, sooo relax and quiet, very less crude and more elephant and birds can see.

1 Thank Madushka
Tokyo, Japan
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57 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

On a good day...you will see many elephants, on a bad day....nothing.....take your food....if the river is calm....have a bath....protect your food from monkeys.....

3 Thank Sivasuriam
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Great place to see wild life :) If you are lucky enough you might be able to see 50-60 elephants in one place. Definitely this would be ideal place to go safari as well. Not only wild elephants you can see many other wild animals as well.

1 Thank Nemenka S
Kandy, Sri Lanka
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67 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

I visited after the rain on a week day everything was green and beautiful only about three vehicles inside the park was very lucky to see elephants,deer,crocodile ,many birds and many peacock dance,i have always enjoyed my visits to Wasgamuwa since it's not very crowded a park you must visit

1 Thank lakshmanisaac
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We can't recommend this more highly - far far better than a visit to the (distressing) elephant orphanage near Kandy. On a three-hour safari we saw somewhere between 50 and 100 wild elephants in family groups, roaming free - yet the safari jeep drivers managed to get us up close to some of them, as long as we were quite... More 

8 Thank Shm00
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
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82 reviews
45 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I will not rate this place above Wilpattu or Yala National parks. However, if you are interested in watching massive WilAliya then you should visit this place. Tips: 1. One day afternoon /evening is good enough for this trip 2. Morning is useless 3. Don't expect to see sloth bear or leopard here 4. If you are staying inside, make... More 

7 Thank Agampodi
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

We visited Wasgamuwa park for an afternoon safari, starting at 2pm. We had a guide from the park in the Jeep with us who explained to us about the different animals and plants. It was extremely informative. We saw many birds, peacocks, butterflies, water buffalo and many elephants, we saw a herd of female elephants with their young and a... More 

3 Thank Alyssa F

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