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Wasgamuwa National Park

Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #18 of 19 attractions in Polonnaruwa
Type: National Parks
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

You can see elephants in hundreds in their natural behavior, at close proximity. Apart from those , except for fer herds of deer, there were no many animals, perhaps bad luck. Various types of cranes were there.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

only a few elephants. just dust roads and almost no other wild life. Could be the season, I am not certain.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
27 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

This is the place to see Elephants in the wild where they belong. You can join a 4x4 trip with a guide and drive through the park to the irrigation reservoir or tank as the local's call them. We saw Elephants bathing and feeding on the grass, ripping it up and then knocking it against their feet with their trunk... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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50 reviews 50 reviews
47 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Visited Wasgamuwa National Park as a part of our Knuckles trek. We arrived in Knuckles around lunch time & visited the park for the evening safari. There were lots of wild elephants roaming around in herds giving us good photo opportunities. Some of them even gave a go at us once we lingered too much amidst the. There was a... More

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

The trip was very interesting saw many herds of wild elephants, spotted deer and,jackals many peacocks and peafowls ,storks, serpent eagles, bee eaters

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Sydney
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Few hours of safari yeilded a handful of birds, one deer and one squirrel. Possibly due to the floods - maybe better at other times.

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Sentosa Island, Singapore
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

My friend and I arrived at Polonnaruwa via the train to realise, there really wasnt much to the place (in terms of sight seeing) besides the national park and the ancient city. Upon desperation from boredom, we decided, despite the really high prices, to join the safari. Ok, so you have to pay for the Jeep, the entrance fee etc.... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

Visited Wasgamuwa National Park on 23rd and 24th Dec. Probably the easiest to get there from Colombo is through Kurunagala, Dambulla, Bakamuna, Hettipola. The road is not as pictures as the road from Matale through Riverstone and then to Hettipola but probably quicker to reach the destination. You should book the bungalows through Wild Life (-----) to stay in the... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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90 reviews 90 reviews
33 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

I visited wasgomuwa in 2009 and it was a great experience, I have traveled to many wild life sanctuaries (Yala, Wilpattu, Kumana…etc) around the country and this was one of the top rated visits. the most advisable thing to do is if you’re really in to wild life is to book a bungalow inside the national park it can be... More

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