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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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San Francisco, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Our tracker picked this park as he knew that's were the elephants would be, but even he seemed surprised there were so many, well over 100 in 2 herds. I picked Sri Lanka to do my first safari & see wild elephants, and this park delivered. The jeeps stayed to the tracks, the elephants knew this, and were completely relaxed... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Worth a visit as we both saw our first elephants in the wild, but there were not many and no herds which we understood from our guide was unusual. We did actually see as many elephants from the road on the way back and understand that many were in the process of moving to a different location in the park.... More

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