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Udawalawe National Park

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Monaragala, Sri Lanka
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This park is home to several hundred elephants and other rare plants and wildlife.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Monaragala, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed yesterday

I guess your experience depends on the jeep company you rent. But the park itself is really beautiful and you will see a ton of elephants, among many other animals. My tour was around 3 hours and I do think it can be a bit...More

Thank Kevin A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went with young kids and had our own jeep in the afternoon. No waiting, just arrive and go. Paid 27usd per adult and 30usd jeep. About 2.5 hours safari. Would go again

Thank Seime
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went here instead of Yala - cost Rup7000 for 2 of us entry to the park. Our driver was Neil and this was arranged by our hotel. He seemed to know where to go to see everything - saw elephants (single and groups), monkeys, crocodiles,...More

1  Thank Andy H
Francis D, Attraction Representative at Udawalawe National Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

So glad to hear you had an amazing time here. Thank you for the lovely feedback.

Reviewed 4 days ago

Well looked after these orphaned or injured elephants are cared for until able to return to the wild. They are regularly fed milk and have great fun playing with the dust and in the pond too. Amazing place and 500 sl.rupees entrance fee. Cute to...More

Thank YvonneCR2014
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What an amazing experience. We went at 6am with a guide arranged by our hotel le green. The guide was young and spoke broken English. When we got to the entrance to the park he had fun with the other drivers racing to be in...More

Thank LynseyUK55
Francis D, Attraction Representative at Udawalawe National Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are so glad that you enjoyed a lot and left a lovely review here. Thank You.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw lots of amazing animals - elephants (although we only saw two - apparently it wasn't the season for them but we know people who saw a lot of them!), crocodiles, water buffalo, peacocks, lots of birds, eagles... it was amazing! Highly recommended.

Thank Caroline E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent place to visit! Early start around five, five thirty and a mad dash to get in with all the other four-wheel drives. Our driver didn't follow the rest of the gang and we saw amazing wildlife; elephants (including a baby), water-buffalo, eagles, maribou, crocodile,...More

Thank Stephan H
Reviewed 1 week ago

A definite must do if you are a wildlife enthusiast. Best to go early morning. The usual Safari's take around 3 hours inside the park. You are almost certain to get a very close experience with at least 1 Elephant. It is a treat to...More

Thank Shakadeliqs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only visited Udawalawe National Park, so we cannot compare it to other parks in Sri Lanka. We've heard that the bigger parks like Yala NP get very crowded and you spot more Jeeps than animals, hence our decision to visit Udawalawe park instead. We...More

Thank Anna-Carina T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Udawalawe National Park was an excellent experience and visiting via a 4WD safari tour just topped it off. I'm not sure if there is any other way of visiting and experiencing the array of wildlife the park has to offer, other than by a 4WD...More

1  Thank DJEargasm
Francis D, Attraction Representative at Udawalawe National Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback. there is no any other way of visiting the park other than by safari tour jeeps with elevated seats and safety features approved by park authorities. See things to do at Udawalawe National park for more details. We are so...More

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13 September 2017|
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Response from Francis D | Property representative |
Its a flat dirt road and not that much bumpy. And the jeeps are not too bad and have really comfi seats. You can always tell the driver to drive a bit slow
18 July 2017|
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Response from kasun005 | Reviewed this property |
it's about 5 to 6 hours
29 May 2017|
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Response from Janaka K | Reviewed this property |
Well,if you are looking for leopards then go for a Yala , Lunugamwehera or Wilpattu NPs.UW has very rare leopard sightings.Beatifically UW is for larger herds of Elephants & some birds too.December is a rainy season for... More