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Minneriya National Park

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Address: Habarana-Polonnaruwa Road, Habarana, Sri Lanka

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best national park in sri lanka

we enjoyed ,more elephant & birds beautiful lake ,we did see 150 elephant Also, when the route became a little muddy but our driver also very good driver our safari trip 3... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

we enjoyed ,more elephant & birds beautiful lake ,we did see 150 elephant Also, when the route became a little muddy but our driver also very good driver our safari trip 3 hour very good & nice park in sri lanka

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our drive through the park, spotting bee eaters, monkeys and fish eagles before reaching the elephants. Seeing groups of these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat was wonderful. We went at 3.30pm and didn't feel overly crowded by other jeeps, there were maybe 4 or 5 max stopping at various points, and when we were driving on... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We entered the park at about 3.00 pm in a group of 3 Safari Jeeps. There were many more lined up to enter. The jeep drivers were courtious and helpful. You have to traverse through shrub jungle to get to the banks of the huge Minneriya lake where elephants roam about. On the way we saw a group of deer... More 

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Vientiane, Laos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We took the late-afternoon safari. Check that you travel in a functioning real 4wd vehicle with good tyres like ours was. It enabled us to cross a small river and get to a lake that was abundant with wildlife. Other safari vehicles couldn't cross the river and missed what we got to see. This included a herd of 45 wild... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

One of the best experiences we have had. Over 60 wild elephants in large hers just roaming near the lakes. Many baby elelphants with their mothers. we even saw a couple of young bulls challenging each other in a test of strength. A definite must do if you are in the area to see Sigirya Rock.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Thoroughly worthwhile experience - we did a 4 hour afternoon drive and saw several groups of elephants as well as various birds and monkeys. Worth the trip

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Many of the reviews here don't indicate what company booked and provided the jeep service and this may impact your enjoyment of this park. Our 2 hour jeep ride was booked through Cinnamon Hotel and while I loved the park, our driver was just that-a driver. In the park you see lots of jeeps; most have a guide in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is a huge National Park with a large lake at its center. In the evening ( and possibly early morning) many visitors are driven through it essentially to see the elephants. It can get a little chaotic but it is worth it as you see ( if you are lucky) herd of wild elephants coming down to drink at... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We did not visit the park at the "right time" to see the many elephants. We were glad to see some elephants in their natural habitat. We also saw monkeys, peacocks, other birds and deer. From that point of view it was great. However, the park was nevertheless crowded with 4x4s who all seemed to concentrate on a small part... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Minneriya National Park is known for their elephants. We hired a driver for a private tour of the country’s main sites and attractions. We wanted to see wild elephants and this is the place to see them. Other parks have more animals but Minneriya is tops for elephants. We went during the off season but we were still able to... More 

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Address: Address: Habarana-Polonnaruwa Road, Habarana, Sri Lanka
Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  North Central Province  >  Habarana

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