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Address: Habarana-Trincomalee Road, Habarana, Sri Lanka

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The only seasonal option instead for Minneriya - By Serendib Traveller

This is so easy access from Habarana junction an the park along the highway. Entrance cost also quite cheaper than Minneriya and Kaudula specially for foreign visitors. in the wet... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is so easy access from Habarana junction an the park along the highway. Entrance cost also quite cheaper than Minneriya and Kaudula specially for foreign visitors. in the wet season Minneriya and Kaudula lakes water level has increased so most wild elephants moves to this forest block but this cant compare for that view. so many small elephants groups... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

After being told (possibly a lie) that the other government national parks were flooded we were taken to the private park. The road is very bumpy the whole way, we saw 4 elephants, 1 up close and the driver spoke minimal English. Just a very set script. Not sure if I would do it again. Cost us in total 5000LKR... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

Hurulu Eco Park is ideal place to see wild elephants but honestly we can see elephants in this park is only from February to end of May or big in in or June. Here You can see Elephants as small herd but you can see in minneriya as large group but minneriya is ideal only July onward.This hurulu park was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Took an afternoon safari jeep ride and was quite a amazed to see at least 50 elephants including several young ones with mothers. Several were seen really close up including one crossing the main road to join it's family group casually grazing very close to the road edge.There were many in the surrounding areas. Taken by my driver I was... More 

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Chennai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

There are two other popular reserve/parks - Minneriya and Kaudulla. Those have variety of animals. Hurulu has mainly elephants and the occasional birds. That may be good news if you want to guaranteed sighting of many elephants. We saw plenty of them up-close - including many baby elephants. There are many tourist / jeep operators. Most charge a flat fee... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We were a group of 12 with ages ranging from 5 to 79. We stayed at Hotel Sigiriya and the safari was arranged by the hotel. The two safari jeeps picked us up from the hotel, a 1/2 hr drive later we were at the entrance to the Eco Park. Prices were reasonable with half price for children under 12.... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We are animal lovers, particularly, for elephants and we saw quite a few including the young. Birds were also seen but if you are looking for other wildlife there is not alot or we did not see alot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Very good jungle to go and visit handle of elephants , good experience to go mud road and terrain , Bala fffdffg. Fghhhhh. Gjbhnnnmnmbhjj

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Aarau, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We had a young but very professional driver. Smooth driving. He was very good in reading the way of elephants. We were very lucky to meet and see a group of elephants very close. But driver was also looking for birds. Client satisfaction is high ranked.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Went for a jungle safari during our SL visit with our 2 children (5yo & 2yo) and they thoroughly enjoyed it. there were elephants and eagles (don't expect much more though). Was very fascinating to see their growing family as in most other places, you'd only see adult elephants. thoroughly enjoyed it. Extremely comfy jeep and the driver was amazing... More 

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

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