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Kaudulla National Park

Habarana, Habarana, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #2 of 8 attractions in Habarana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Not just elephants but also some really amazing bird life were spotted along with water buffalo and many monkeys. It can be a little like a jeep convoy, because of the popularity of these excursions. good idea to go early.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is a nice park ( connected to Minneriya park) to see plenty of elephants. However, before you go there please check with the jeep drivers about the location of the herds. Be prepared for a mud bath during the rainy season.

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I suppose other reviewers have been lucky to see herds of elephants; we saw only a few solitary ones on our "safari". It was OK, just not the true elephant safari we expected. Perhaps it's the wrong season, not sure. You can get a jeep from Ponnolaruwa for about R4000 per person all included.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Best place to see Elephants in large herds and lovely picturesque forest. If you intent to hire a jeep for the safari ask the driver about sightings of Elephants in the area and then decide which National Park to visit.

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

This was definitely the highlight of our trip to Sri Lanka. We spent almost half a day here. We went there in the afternoon after lunch on a open top jeep. The jeep was exclusively rented for us. We spotted many elephants in herds, maybe 200 to 300 elephants in total. We also spotted an Owl, Peacocks, and many other... More

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Habarana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Elephants stay in ''Kaudulla'' only for a couple of months,like in November-December will be the best time of year to see Elephants, but many birds and other animals like deers, fox, wild boars,etc... are always there. You will not be disappointed...

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Lots of really interesting birds, about 70 elephants near the lake shore, helpful driver. Sadly not many other animals but a great experience.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Went on the late afternoon trip from Habarana. We mentioned to our guesthouse (Mutu Village) owner that we were interested in birds and he organised a very good guide to go with the jeep, included in the price (90000rps for 2 people). We were very impressed at the range of birdlife and the beautiful scenery. A good number of elephants... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Went expecting to see birds and elephants and that is what we saw and lots of them over 100 elephants all sizes. Many different birds , eagles , owes and more. We had a fabulous spotter and driver willing to spend time and make sure we enjoyed the trip.

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Westcountry
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Our driver did all the research to ensure we headed to the right park and it was worth the wait. More elephant than many will see in a lifetime.

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