You will be welcome by your private experienced driver/tracker at your hotel or your provided pick-up location and he will drive you to the National Park to begin your safari and he will drive you throughout the national park to show you these Asian Jumbos while showing you some other animal species.
2.00 P.M – Pick-Up from your hotel at Habarana, Sigiriya, Dambulla, or Main Entrance of Minneriya National Park or Habarana Junction.
2.30 P.M – Begin your game drive at Minneriya National Park.
5.30 P.M to 6.00 P.M – Finishing time of your Safari.
6.30 P.M – Drop you off to the place that we have picked you up.
We will offer you bottled water and a small snack along with a drink during the Safari.
The Annual, Largest Gathering of Asian Elephants
This is the National Park which happens the world famous Largest Gathering of Asian Elephants. During the dry season (From July to September) elephants are gathered on the banks of Minneriya tank at evening hours, so you can spot some more elephants specially during this period of the year. As elephants are only active during evening hours in these areas this evening safari will give you better chances to spot these wild animals.
Average Weight: Male – 5400Kg / Female – 2700Kg
Average Height – Male – 2.7M / Female – 2.2M
Life Span – 48 Years
Foods – Adult elephant can eat up to 300 pounds of foods per.day
Elephants require about 68.4 to 98.8 L (18 to 26 gal.) of water daily, but may consume up to 152 L (40 gal.). An adult male elephant can drink up to 212 L (55 gal.) of water in less than five minutes.