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Best time to see the park

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Best time to see the park

Dear Travelers,

What would be the best time to do the safari in uda walawe park ? how long is the safari and how much should i pay. rough amount in appreciated. Don't want to get ripped off.

And how long will it take to go from Uda walawe to Tangalle ?

Thank you in advance.

Audri

Fredericia, Denmark
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1. Re: Best time to see the park

Best times for safaris are 6-9 am and 3-6 pm.

Entrance fee is approx. LKR 3,000 per adult. Safari jeep (for 6-8 persons) costs approx. LKR 5,000.

By car it will take approx. 2 hours from Udawalawe to Tangalle.

Hans

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2. Re: Best time to see the park

Hans

Can you advise where is best to stay overnight to do a safari in Uda Walawe National park? I am travelling from Ella to Uda Walawe National Park and then onto Mirissa the following day and so want somewhere relatively on the way to all these places.

Also do you know how long it takes to drive from Uda Walawe to Mirissa?

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3. Re: Best time to see the park

Hi there,

1] Good accomodations are Centauria Embilipitiya (a bit overpriced), Pavana resort Embilipitiya (best price/quality ratio recently) and Kalu's Hideaway (quite upmarket) near the park entrance.

2] Around 2.5-3 hours transfer to Mirissa, the only good road (to Nonagama) is a bit of a detour.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

Fredericia, Denmark
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4. Re: Best time to see the park

Kalu's Hideaway is getting a bit overpriced. They charge LKR 14,000 for a double room with dinner and breakfast.

Hans

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