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Maduru Oya National Park

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Beautiful scenery and good for birds

We enjoyed our safari ride through the park because the scenery was very beautiful, especially by... read more

Reviewed January 22, 2018
Alnwick, United Kingdom
Nice hideout kill the stress of work

Went with my family and other two family friends for 2 nights. The bungalow can consists with 3... read more

Reviewed January 7, 2018
Sanka H
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Between the Poloinnaruwa-Batticalo Road and Mahiyangana-Padiyathalawa Road, Aralaganwila 51100, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

We enjoyed our safari ride through the park because the scenery was very beautiful, especially by the large lake. It took one hour to get there from our guest house in Maha Oya so if you are intending to do this, you need a long...More

2  Thank profjoypc
Reviewed January 7, 2018

Went with my family and other two family friends for 2 nights. The bungalow can consists with 3 rooms can stay 12 pax. Bungalow is facing the Maduru Oya tank. You can see the dam from the bungalow.

1  Thank Sanka H
Reviewed January 7, 2018

We rented a jeep from Maha Oya area and reached the park 45 minutes later. There was no one at the entrance to give us tickets. The man in charge had left the place to go visit his friends. We had to spend a lot...More

1  Thank SunnyW358
Reviewed November 23, 2017

We drove to Maduru Oya from Batticaloa. It took us about 2 hours to reach the national park due to poor stretches of road and we werent in a 4-wheel drive. When we reached the park office, we found that the guide with the jeep...More

Thank SreeAndGaya
Reviewed September 3, 2017

An over looked National park as its a little hard to get too... But we were so Happy, the only Jeep in the Park and we must have seen over a 100 wild Elephants, even having a Bull charge at us !!!. There were also...More

1  Thank johnboybrett
Reviewed August 29, 2017

One of the best place to get a real camping experience in a Sri Lankan national park. Don't expect to see a huge variety of species except elephants and large flocks of deer. Our team camped there for a day and that was one of...More

Thank Haritha T
Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

We (four of us - two adults and two kids) went from Mapakada Village (a nice, simple and friendly hotel) who organised this trip for us. It was not expensive. We drove through some very rural Sri Lanka on the way to the park, and...More

2  Thank Nick T
Reviewed August 11, 2017

Isolation. The real wild. This place is unlike the majority of other National Parks in Sri Lanka: the jeeps are few, and the wildlife is plentiful. Highlights included a number of rare birds, elephants that were far less tame than in other parks, and numerous...More

1  Thank Alberic E
Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

Lesser known park, but you get to see all the animals (elephants incl) you d like. Make sure your tour starts very early as the big mammals seek protection from the sun in the heat of day.

2  Thank Koen62
Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

This is a ideal location to watch and enjoy the behaviour of wild elephants in the wild and not disturbed like in other wild life parks by the excess safari jeeps the best place to see elephants

2  Thank lakshmanisaac
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February 6, 2018|
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Response from profjoypc | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Our guide was 6,000 rupees and the entrance was around 2,500 per person.
Rosy R
January 30, 2018|
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Response from profjoypc | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it very much...J
December 17, 2017|
Response from johnboybrett | Reviewed this property |
Our host had a telephone number for a guy he used and just called and arranged for the driver to come at a set time... You need to take Cash with you to pay the fees at the Park....