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Minneriya National Park

Habarana-Polonnaruwa Road, Habarana, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Habarana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Journey to Minneriya National park was one of my exciting safaries. It gave me the opportunity to breath Fresh Air under huge trees & very spectecular sky & nature. I was amazed with the flock of Elephants gathered near the Tank & been very close to them.Most of them were very silent & claim but the proud & atttractiveness of... More

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Brilliant to see so many elephants but we were disappointed by the number of other safari trucks around. All the safari trucks seem to set off at the same time each day meaning it can get very busy and I felt a little sorry for the elephants being surrounded by 30-40 vehicles at one time.

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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We hired a jeep from our hotel and went on a safari. Best part was the sighting of a many herds of elephants. The guide took us very close to one herd, which was very exciting. Other than that saw a few birds and deer.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We counted 65 elephants. Very good place. all sizes of elephants. Baby elephants pushing each other and having fun is one of the best sights. go early and stay the full time. check out timings so as not to be shortchanged by driver / guide.

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Doha, Qatar
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8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

A trip into this National Park area is a must if you are in the Habanara area of Sri Lanka. We took the jeep safari which was good fun and worth the trouble. We got to see lots of elephants, buffalo and bird life in the park. It takes a couple of hours and much of it is off road... More

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Maharagama, null, Sri Lanka
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Park is beautiful with the nature and the big lake. You can see 100's of elephants everywhere, and you can wait hours watching baby elephants loving with their mothers. We didn't feel the time passing while we were watching the elephants. Saw wild buffalo, cows, spotted dear and some other birds,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My wife and I came in August and saw "The Gathering", when about 100 to 200 elephants converge at the tank. Seeing so many Asian Elephants in one place is a once in a lifetime experience. The park is also known for its diversity of birds, so don't forget to look up too. It can get crowded, but not as... More

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Adimaly, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Loved everything about it there were elephants everywhere the drive into the park on the jeep was memorable! We even saw the elephants on the side of the road before we entered the park i came to Sri Lanka to see the elephants and I was not disspointed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This could be a far better experience. Beautiful surroundings but too many buildings and roads in sight to have the real safari feeling. Lots of elephants however sadly far too many jeeps. They all crowd around the elephants. They actually stopped a large tusker from going back from the lake by blocking it in. Of course the tourists on the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Saw loads or herds of elephants and lots of baby elephants. Was really lovely to see them out in the wild.

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