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“Our best experience in Sri Lanka”

Kaudulla National Park
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Private Tour: Kaudulla National Park Safari
Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Habarana
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Bengaluru, India
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219 reviews
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“Our best experience in Sri Lanka”
Reviewed April 29, 2014

This was definitely the highlight of our trip to Sri Lanka. We spent almost half a day here. We went there in the afternoon after lunch on a open top jeep. The jeep was exclusively rented for us.

We spotted many elephants in herds, maybe 200 to 300 elephants in total. We also spotted an Owl, Peacocks, and many other birds. We were expecting many more animals. Maybe Minneriya is much better in terms of wildlife variety.

Visited December 2013
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Habarana
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“''Great view and Perfect for bird watching''”
Reviewed April 17, 2014

Elephants stay in ''Kaudulla'' only for a couple of months,like in November-December will be the best time of year to see Elephants, but many birds and other animals like deers, fox, wild boars,etc... are always there. You will not be disappointed...

Visited December 2013
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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“Loads of elephants”
Reviewed March 21, 2014

Lots of really interesting birds, about 70 elephants near the lake shore, helpful driver. Sadly not many other animals but a great experience.

Visited March 2014
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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“Excellent for birdwatching as well as the elephants”
Reviewed March 7, 2014

Went on the late afternoon trip from Habarana. We mentioned to our guesthouse (Mutu Village) owner that we were interested in birds and he organised a very good guide to go with the jeep, included in the price (90000rps for 2 people). We were very impressed at the range of birdlife and the beautiful scenery. A good number of elephants near the lake later, some with infants. Enjoyed it more than a whole day at Yala, as this park is more open and scenic.

Visited January 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Birds and elephants”
Reviewed March 5, 2014

Went expecting to see birds and elephants and that is what we saw and lots of them over 100 elephants all sizes. Many different birds , eagles , owes and more. We had a fabulous spotter and driver willing to spend time and make sure we enjoyed the trip.

Visited March 2014
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