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Minneriya National Park

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Address: Habarana-Polonnaruwa Road, Habarana, Sri Lanka

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Good safari

Going out in a jeep, this safari trek takes you through the park where they find the local elephant herds. We saw a baby one, only 5 weeks old and also a few peacocks. We did... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Going out in a jeep, this safari trek takes you through the park where they find the local elephant herds. We saw a baby one, only 5 weeks old and also a few peacocks. We did think 3 hours was a bit long, the roads are very bumpy and I think it's mostly so you can get a safari jungle... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Interesting experience. We took the jeep elephant safari in late afternoon. We were lucky to see a bunch of them really close. We started this activity under blue skies then later got hit with a thunderstorm. Lucky that we saw some elephants earlier. The last half of the safari was wasted. Road is very bumpy but the driver was careful.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Even though there were alot of jeeps in the park the sheer number of elephants seemed oblivious to us all. Ther must have been at least 200. It was a memorable afternoon.

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Brilliant, in the end.....For a while we thought we'd only see the one elephant which was far away from us and only gave us it's rear view. But in the end it was worth it when we came across a herd of about 20 with at least three little ones (one only about 6 weeks old). It was wonderful getting... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

210 KM away from colombo. Habarana is a very popular area among wild life enthusiasts. You can see lots of elephants in the park(birds and other wild animals are there too). Since there are too many jeeps going in all over the day, dont be surprised if you stuck in a long traffic jam in the middle of the jungle.

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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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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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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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