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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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Hi Visited this park from Waikkal with Asda Tours mainly because there are lots of wild elephants and you can do it in a day from Waikkal (Club hotel dolphin). Tour was great value for our family of 3 - left Waikkal at 10:30, stopped for breakfast with the driver (great little roadside cafe) and then stopped at Sigiriya to... More

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Deinze, Belgium
13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We wanted to see a lot of elephants from nearby and we were not disappointed . During our two and a half our trip we saw more than hundred of them. So if you want to see elephants ( and other wildlife ) .......

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Superb place to see elephants in their natural environment. Baby elephants from one week old to huge gentle giants....We were all in awe! So many bird species and a fun packed trip, highly recommended. Great place for a first safari for children

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We visited Minneriya national park in June 2014. Quite expensive though as all the attractions throughout Sri Lanka are. Don't think your expense has finished either when you pay for the entry to the park. There is another fee at the end of your experience to pay for the jeeps. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience of seeing the elephants though. Lots... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We went to this park yesterday It was well arranged trip. You see lots of wild elephants at very close distance. Being Sri Lanka I liked but not very excited. For foreigners it is experience for life. We found some great birds and buffaloes. If you are a wild life enthusiast don't miss it Be careful with your Safari vehicle... More

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Sydney, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is a very scenic national park, that is photogenic and eye catching. Part jungle, part rolling Savannah, with watering holes and lakes. Renowned for its elephants. It is also very accessible and doesn't take hours to reach the entrance, nor indeed the animals. Within 10 minutes we sighted many herds of elephants, with their young. Our driver was very... More

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Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Altough you can see a elephats all over the place in Sigiriya, going in a safari in the Minneriya National Park is a must do as you can go very close to the elephants, as well as see other animals if you are lucky... worth to go..

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We saw like 100 elephants. We got so close to them. We watched them play and come out of the jungle. It was a very memorable experience.

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Boulder, Colorado
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Our driver suggested we go on an elephant safari at Minneriya National Park and he promised we would see lots of elephants. He was right!! He knew to secure Nilantha as our guide and jeep driver. We saw close to a hundred elephants and about 40 were in one herd. We watched the herd move together through the grassland and... More

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Loved seeing the herds of elephant - all shapes and sizes. Big family groups protecting the young - beautiful.

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