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Wasgamuwa National Park

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Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed September 29, 2018

Have you tried camping here? If you do you now what I am talking about. Me and my friends went camping in Wasgamuwa National Park. You need to book the lace in advance from the forest department(colombo - battaramulla). It was Rs. 2100 I think....More

1  Thank Ravi K
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

We visited Minnereriya National Park yesterday and found it good, but congested and only saw elephants. In comparison, we were one of 3 safari jeeps at Wasgamuwa, and we saw the other jeeps briefly. We saw over 15 different species of animal, ranging from deer,...More

2  Thank alun f
Reviewed September 10, 2018

We decided to choose this Safari as it didn’t seem as busy as other parks in Sri Lanka, and actually, we did not see many jeeps during our evening safari which was great. Regarding wildlife, it was ok, we saw a group of elephants in...More

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Reviewed June 30, 2018

Go early to see the things other wise the animals will disappear in to the jungle .Tigers,Elephants,Deers,Bulls,Peacocks are Mainly be seen. The camping site near the mahaweli river is a great place

Thank NishD
Reviewed May 30, 2018

Going on Safari was unique and wonderful. We so enjoyed the elephants. Lots of pictures were taken and also the elephants were numerous and available to see up close.

Thank angelarX4955XU
Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

We went there End of April and discovered lots of animals and almost no other visitors. We toured two hours without seeing other Jeeps. Wildlife was numerous from ibis, cormorant and junglefowl, wild buffalo, deers, elefants, warans, wild boars, peacocks, etc. Pleasant that the park...More

1  Thank christianl361
Reviewed February 10, 2018

I told them that I would love to relax with them in some idyllic hotel anywhere in Sri Lanka. This gentleman walked up to me and said as you know we are very widely travelled, what is the point of going to any lovely hotel...More

1  Thank Thiagan D
Reviewed February 2, 2018

we went there in last month and it is raining there.not crowded as Yala, Minneriya and Udawalawa. there are few safari jeeps outside the park and we got a good driver.entrance tickets are not too expensive and one of there guide come with us to...More

2  Thank rajitha_wijekoon
Reviewed November 13, 2017 via mobile

We were promised elephants and water buffalo and we got both in abundance as well as a host of avian subjects. The park was clearly a popular destination but the 4x4 drivers are great at getting you sited for the best shots possible. The marsh...More

2  Thank DSA402621
Reviewed September 3, 2017

Wasgamuwa is a quite place. You can see lot of wild elephants at its best. we saw elephants, deers, mongoose, wild pigs and more. small park but can see variety of animals. Not like Yala or Wilpapttu still not been destroyed by men.

1  Thank lakshansilva
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Response from rajitha_wijekoon | Reviewed this property |
You can come to the Mahiyanganaya by bus from Polonnaruwa or Dambulla. Then you can catch the public transport to Wasgamuwa