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“Great introduction to safari” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park
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Owner description: This park is home to several hundred elephants and other rare plants and wildlife.
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great introduction to safari”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

What a bargain this is. A driver, a guide, just two of us in the land rover and all for £30 for 3 hours. Saw elephants, water buffalo, lizards, countless exotic birds, alligators, and the heaviest rainstorm we've ever experienced. Magical

Visited March 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“A handful of. Elephants for expensive safari”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

Definately would not recommend as expensive and not good value for money only saw lots peacocks and say 2 dz elephants

Visited March 2013
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“Nice Elephant experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013 via mobile

We have never been on a safari and were pleasantly surprised. We saw many grown elephants as well as babies. They seemed very relaxed and not to bothered about tourist in noisy cars. They just did their "elephant thing" and it was a joy to watch. In general there weren't many tourists there which was nice. We came around 3 pm but were recommended to go earlier next time. Also we only had a driver and not a guide. The driver did not speak much English so a guide would have been good.
All in all it was a great experience.

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Sydney, Australia
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“Great place for a Sri Lankan safari”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2013

Loved that the park was uncrowded (unlike all the reports of Yala), saw many Elephants close up and plenty of other wildlife, the highlight being the rare Jungle Cat. Great guide that showed us round and had a keen eye for spotting wildlife.

Visited February 2013
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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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“Nice, less crowded but not as good as Yala”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

Udawalawe is nice to sight wild elephants. Plenty of elephants to spot and very much less crowded in comparison to Yala. You will have the feeling of being the only truck in the whole place.

Nice fun experience but selection of animals and the feel of being in a 'safari ala Africa' is not there. Still worth spending a half a day or so.

Visited November 2012
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