Visit Udawalawe National Park

Visit Udawalawe National Park

Visit Udawalawe National Park
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Live up to your inner explorer! Your journey will take you to Udawalawe National Park.Travel through the vast savanna, viewing the favorite creatures of wildlife enthusiasts and trek through the thick forests. This safari would also be an unforgettable bird watching experience.Dare to venture out and witness new sights, extraordinarily different from your usual safari.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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Nora
7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Solo
Such a sad and disappointing experience! I would recommend everyone who has at least a small heart for animals to avoid a safari in Udawalawa National Park! It is so sad to see how the animals get scared by the masses of jeeps surrounding them! Sometimes there are almost 10 jeeps scaring one elephant or even a baby elephant with trying to get as close as possible and loud motors! In my opinion the drivers don't care at all about the animals and for sure the organisations, the whole park and also the government don't care about the protection and the wellbeing of the animals! The organisations don't want to fill up the cars, so they can earn more money - most of the jeeps are driving with 2-3, sometimes even one person!! It would be so easy to reduce the jeeps down to 40-50%, but they don't - the animals and their protection don't seem to value more than some rupies!! On some roads there are hundreds and thousands of meters broken steel wires and huge steel springs laying on the ground and when they are in the way of the jeeps they just throw them in the bush! We demanded to take them with us and bring them out of the park and the drivers were just laughing at us and didn't care at all.
I didn't believe that it would be that bad but it really is and it made me so sad to be a part of this madness.. it is a shame.
Written February 6, 2019
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Matthias Valentin Arensberg
Frederiksberg, Denmark28 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
This is more a trip in a national park with wild animals than it is a safari.

We saw elephants very close. Furthermore we saw buffalos, monkeys, eagles and a lot of other birds. There are also a lot of crocodiles but they did not feel for showing of when we were visiting.

Our local guide said that the park also had a leopard but we did not see this either.

The ride is very bumpy.
Written February 18, 2019
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Dinesh Koggala
Koggala, Sri Lanka37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
it is a very famous national park for all travelers who like to get a great expierience. many elephants, crocodiles, buffalos, wild cats, fox, different kids of birds and many more animals can be seen here.
Written October 23, 2019
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brit752017
Paris, France28 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The first time we've visited a National Park, and were lucky to see quite a lot of elephants. It's a shame that some people don't respect the rules, and give food to the monkeys though ...
We also saw jackals, peacocks, crocodiles and several species of wild birds.
Overall a good few hours spent. Obviously it's pretty touristy though.
Written August 26, 2019
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AMohsen
Port Said, Egypt542 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
It is nice safari by jeep cars (accommodate up to seven persons I think) going through the park to watch birds and animals. The most common and interesting animals are elephants, buffaloes, many peacocks, and heard that Leopards are also existing, and other animals. Unfortunately, the rainy weather leads to experience failure, and all vehicles are equipped with rollable tents to protect from rains. The most interesting there is watching many elephants closely.
Written June 5, 2019
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Lizethe
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
The park is oke, but to many tourist in one place. Make sure to negotiate on the price of the car RPS 4.000
Written March 12, 2019
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alex t
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Whilst the park was overcrowded with tourists in jeeps, it didnt seem to disturb the animals and within minutes of entering the park we saw several elephants, harpi eagles and more!
Written November 8, 2018
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andytaylor5657
Auckland Central, New Zealand2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Saw lots of Elephants. Lovely landscape. We bumped in to a pack of Jackals which is lovely sight. Fabulous place to see Elephants. Five thumbs up!
Written October 12, 2018
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Rajeewa W
Udawalawa, Sri Lanka4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
i like the baby elephants in the Udawalawe National Park
they took me safely to their with a safari cab i like it so much
Written September 5, 2018
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Tuan
Negombo, Sri Lanka37 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
The Udawalawe National Park is a ten minute drive from the Grand Udawalawe Safai Hotel. Recommend you hire a four wheel drive, which are readily available just outside of the hotel if you need a slightly cheaper rate. At the park you can witness plenty of elephants in their natural habitats and other wildlife such as dear, crocodile’s, variety of bird species with a large population of peacocks. A must see and will require about four hours to get good value. Also reommend you do the safari in the morning in time to witness the baby elephants line up for thier feeding at the orphanage.
Written July 28, 2018
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