Udawalawa Tours
Udawalawe National Park Private Safari with Naturalist
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Udawalawe National Park Private Safari with Naturalist

By Lakpura LLC
Recommended by 100% of travelers
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Ages 5-70
Duration: 3h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English
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  • Experienced English-speaking naturalist.
  • 4x4 Safari Jeep (Maximum of 6 Passengers per jeep).
  • Experienced safari driver.
  • Complimentary Hotel pickup and drop-off from a hotel located withing 5km from park entrance gate.
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off if outside of 5km of park entrance gate.
  • Entrance fees for Jeep-only bookings (entrance fees to be paid in cash).
  • Food and drinks.
  • Gratuities.
  • Entry/Admission - Udawalawa


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Udawalawe National Park, Sri Lanka
    Park Entrance Gates of Udawalawe National Park
Pickup details
  • Park Entrance Gates of Udawalawe National Park
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 16052P1060

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
      • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 16052P1060

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        This short but unforgettable safari will take you to some of the best haunts of wildlife within the Udawalawe National Park. With the support of your safari guide you will be able to catch sight of a number of flora and fauna native to Sri Lanka. The safari is designed to give you an understanding of animals in the wild, and will bring you many steps closer to raw nature. You will be travelling in the rough terrain open Safari Jeep for the most part. But there may be points where your guide may suggest getting off and walking closer for a clear view of birds and other small wildlife. However, the safari takes serious consideration of your safety and therefore, with regards to the wild elephants and other larger wildlife, it is strongly advised that you do not descend from your jeep for safety purposes (especially when coming upon lone elephants, which may get aggressive when disturbed).
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      • sdaniel693
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        it was a wondefull safari in Hurulu eco park in habarana , we saw more than 150 elephants in few hours in evening time,Good place to see Elephant
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        Service with a smile and constantly available on WhatsApp
        My flight was delayed in Dubai and May 2 I contacted Sharon they amended my itinerary and pick me up later. The Same Day without any problem they are available on WhatsApp any enquiries they get back to you within an hour. I definitely recommend this company. I have used them for my last 3 to 4 visits to Sri Lanka from the UK.
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      • 868gracer
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        The driver who met us at the port and took us to meet the safari guide was great. The safari guide was skillful in finding the animals for us to see. We were extremely pleased with the experience from beginning to end. Thank you for a wonderful experience!
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      • th_ophilea608
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      • jacktF5909MU
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        See Elephants Don’t Ride Them
        Got lucky and had the jeep to ourselves, but sharing wouldn’t have been a problem. Driver had eyes like a hawk and stopped to show us so much. Memorable and peaceful moments alone with wild elephants - best way to see Udawalawe without disturbing the wildlife. Transit Home before or after your visit is a must. £100 per person all in (return taxi from Mirissa included) sounds a lot, but it’s the going rate and good value.
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        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        badly organised and dissapointing
        We received a text the day before changing the time of our trip from 1pm to 8am. not a big problem. They said they would be waiting for us when we got off the ship, they did not say we had to get to the dock gate (approx 5 minute drive). We then sat in bus for 45 minutes whilst they waited for other people presumably who did not have the correct joining instructions. Approx 1 hour drive to destination. If you want to see birds, water buffalo, deer, crocodiles back and an elephant behind bushes this trip is for you. No sign of leopard. The place was rammed with safari trucks. Our driver was good a spotting what we saw.
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      • Derek C
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      Rachel
      4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aug 2023
      I booked a private safari for 12 people as part of a company gathering with a team of different nationalities and ages.

      Ashan was very responsive throughout the easy booking process and made my life much easier!

      The team really enjoyed the tour and loved seeing the elephants but all of the different animals they wouldn't have spotted on their own.

      Great experience all round
      Written August 21, 2023
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      Wendy T
      Poole, UK41 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aug 2023 • Family
      This was such a magical experience for our whole family! To see elephants at sunset was one of the highlights of our entire trip. The guide and driver were both really experienced and answered all the questions we had about birds, wildlife and of course, elephants!

      My daughter kept a tally and we saw 30 elephants in 6 or 8 distinct groups. In addition to elephants, we saw numerous green bee eaters, kingfishers, storks, egrets, hawks and eagles. We watched as a crocodile caught fish and an eagle ate lizards from a tree. There were mongoose, hares and tons of adorable monkeys.

      We learned a lot about how old the elephants are and about their lives, as well as understanding more about how climate change is affecting their water supply and population.
      Written August 25, 2023
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      (J27971S030) Thank you so much for taking the time to review your safari experience and our service. We are thrilled to hear the lasting impression the experience has left on you, Your wonderful comments and positive feedback is a great incentive for us to further ensure and enhance our level of service for the future as well. We hope to have you again here in Sri Lanka.
      Written October 13, 2023
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      Michael G
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2020
      Our guide Ruwan was fantastic- great to talk to and very knowledgeable about the wildlife and where the animals would be. The highlight was the close up with the elephants, they wandered up very close to the vehicle as they were eating. Later we got to see a small herd of females take their calves into the water for a bath, it was beautiful seeing the way they interact. Ruwan pointed out so many animals we wouldn't otherwise have seen, an owl, the crested eagles, a monitor lizard, the different bee eaters and kingfishers. The crocs were hard to spot as they were so well camouflaged.
      Written February 16, 2020
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      J20464 Thank you so much for taking the time to review your safari experience and our service. We are thrilled to hear the lasting impression the experience has left on you, Your wonderful comments and positive feedback is a great incentive for us to further ensure and enhance our level of service for the future as well. We hope to have you again here in Sri Lanka.
      Written February 18, 2020
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      Louise K
      Amsterdam, The Netherlands2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      We had an amazing safari , thanks to our great guide Ruwan! Ruwan is not just another guide, he is a nature conservatist and knows a lot about wildlife & nature. Without him we would have never spotted so many animals. He is very friendly, a lot patience, and a great sense of humor. Highly recommended!
      Written February 15, 2020
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      Aurélie Carpentier
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2022
      I 100% recommend this safari with Ruwan!! Ruwan was so nice and funny, we saw a lot of animals that we couldn't have seen without his amazing eyes :)
      The National Park is wild and super natural, you can get close to the animals while preserving their safety and well-being.
      Thanks so much Ruwan, hope to see you again. We had so much fun with you!
      The 2 frenchies
      Written March 11, 2022
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      J23395S090 Thank you so much for taking the time to review your safari experience and our service. We are thrilled to hear the lasting impression the experience has left on you, Your wonderful comments and positive feedback are a great incentive for us to further ensure and enhance our level of service for the future as well. We hope to have you again here in Sri Lanka.
      Written March 23, 2022
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      Miroslav_Markov
      Sofia, Bulgaria17 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2024 • Couples
      Guaranteed to see elephants! We saw 6 elephants, lots of peacocks, green bee eater, storks, great egrets and many other birds, spotted deers, water buffalos, mongoose, lizard and some crocodiles.

      Our guide (naturalist) was well experienced, sent to us huge information about park and animals. The driver was perfect for this off road trip.
      Written January 30, 2024
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      (J29919S03) Thank you so much for taking the time to review your safari experience and our service. We are thrilled to hear the lasting impression the experience has left on you, Your wonderful comments and positive feedback is a great incentive for us to further ensure and enhance our level of service for the future as well. We hope to have you again here in Sri Lanka.
      Written May 16, 2024
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      Håkan S
      Puerto de Santiago, Spain3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      This is it. Look no further. We had an amazing time in Udawalaw, and we have the team from Lukpara LLC to thank for that. The guide found animals and interesting spots that other jeeps missed. The Guide, Ruwan, sat with us for the duration and gave us information the whole time. Very professional and friendly. Highly recommend this tour.
      /Hakan
      Written January 7, 2020
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      J19778 Thank you so much for taking the time to review your safari experience and our service. We are thrilled to hear the lasting impression the experience has left on you, Your wonderful comments and positive feedback is a great incentive for us to further ensure and enhance our level of service for the future as well. We hope to have you again here in Sri Lanka.
      Written January 20, 2020
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      Nadine S
      Peterborough, UK5 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2021
      I can not recommend Ruwan and this safari, more highly, it was a truly amazing and perfect trip!

      Ruwans knowledge and experience really made this extra special. He knows where to go and what to look out for, and enabled us to see so much of this beautiful national park. HIs English was great and he was very funny and engaging.
      Written January 6, 2022
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      Maisie S
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2020 • Solo
      Well organised trip. We were picked up from our hotel, had a very knowledgable guide, Ruwan, who gave us lots of information. He was passionate about the wildlife and clearly loved the park. He lent us some binoculars which was really helpful! We were then dropped off back at our hotel. Fabulous early morning trip, watching the elephants was amazing. A definite ‘must do’ trip whilst in Sri Lanka.
      Written February 18, 2020
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      sambru2
      4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      We did the 9 hour safari with Ruwan as our guide. We were so glad to have him with us - without him we probably wouldn’t have spotted half the animals we saw. He has a very keen eye and managed to spot and identify all sorts of birds, reptiles and mammals from a long distance and answer all the questions we had. Ruwan also has a great knowledge of the park so we even managed to spot the elusive leopard!

      We had a really great experience and would highly recommend Lakpura and Ruwan.
      Written March 2, 2020
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