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Wasgamuwa National Park

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Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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“safari jeep” (5 reviews)
“water buffalo” (3 reviews)
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Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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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
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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
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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

Thank Christian L
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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
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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
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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 John B
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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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Reviewed August 15, 2017

It was a life time experience. Fortunate enough to see the gang of 15 elephants ( with baby elephants) who were roaming around the jungle. Our safari jeep drove very close to this elephant gang and none of the wild elephants didnt care about us....More

1  Thank Kanishka W
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Reviewed February 14, 2017

If you want to watch wild elephants in their natural habitat, wasgamuwa national park is one of the best in Sri Lanka. We went on a safari jeep about four rounds and saw elephants each time. But be warnd, its not for the weak hearted...More

2  Thank yasadari
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Reviewed January 30, 2017

I would say, the wildest and the biggest elephants live here. Due to access and distance, other locations are more popular. The elephants are know as "vil ali" aka Marsh Elephants, because they have fodder & water throughout the year.

1  Thank shehamramiz
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Amiracle13
February 7, 2018|
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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
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Kirsty O
November 6, 2017|
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Response from Kanishka W | Reviewed this property |
There is no online facility to book a jeep and park ticket. There are enough jeeps at the park entrance ( no need to worry at all :) ). Tickets issue only at the park entrance by Wild life department
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