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Minneriya National Park

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Address: Habarana-Polonnaruwa Road, Habarana, Sri Lanka

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it was flooded

we were supposed to be going on safari here but it was flooded and therefore closed to the public. there were really bad floods in jan so if you are travelling independently... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

we were supposed to be going on safari here but it was flooded and therefore closed to the public. there were really bad floods in jan so if you are travelling independently check to ensure it is now open.

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Verwood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Great fun, went in search of wild elephants, hilarious driving with so many other jeeps in same area. Some potholes and hairy moments with driving but plenty of wildlife to see, elephants not too bothered with everyone gawking at them..

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Loved all of this trip we saw wild elephants and buffaloes and boars . The elephants oh my gosh they were so close to our vehicle was amazing such a fantastic experience for us.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

lovely place to be at if wanting to see wild life especially wild elephants. Do take to stock yourself with water. Rent out a safari jeep and let your eyes feast on the magnificent beast the wild Elephant.

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Vejle, Danmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Please dont Expect more than elephants in The park, but if you do that you Will not be dissapointed. You see Them really close to The jeep (together with The 500 other jeeps :-)) if you are not stuck in jeep- jam The Tour is about 2 hours...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We started early in the morning (5:30 Am from hotel) the Jeep deriver was so nice we saw some birds and 8 elephants, it was nice but I was expecting to see more animals not only elephants but in general the drive in the Jeep (open top) was so excited, we loved it.

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Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Habarana Sri Lanka most popular travel destination for Elephant back safari holiday activity, distance from Colombo to Habarana 210Km, Habarana is transit point of large herds of wild life and wilfe elephants at National park of Minneriya and Kaudulla, Habarana is popular among wildlife enthusiasts and natural tours, deluxe hotels and budget hotels are available for overnight booking in Habarana.... More 

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Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

well organised tour , lots of elephants and wild animals and birds to see.. seeing elephant in the wild freely roaming and grazing is amazing experience..

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Gampaha, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Minneriya National Park is a national park in North Central Province of Sri Lanka. The area was designated as a national park on 12 August 1997, having been originally declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1938.[1] The reason for declaring the area as protected is to protect the catchment of Minneriya tank and the wildlife of the surrounding area. The... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The abundance of wildlife is fantastic particularly the huge herds of elephants. I disliked the large number of other visitors, however, there are some quiet area.

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