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Kaudulla National Park, Habarana
(4.2/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
Experience one of Sri Lanka's newest national parks and wildlife reserves at Kaudulla National Park, where you can come in close contact with elephants, among other majestic creatures. Opened in 2002, the corridor park houses up to 250 elephants, as well as endangered species such as leopards, sloth bears, sambar bears, and rusty spotted cats. Go on a jeep safari to observe and learn about these animals' behavior and habitat, or opt for a catamaran ride to explore this eco-tourism attraction by water. The weather can get relentlessly hot, so carry a hat and remember to put on sunscreen. Put Kaudulla National Park on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Habarana vacation builder.
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  • Driver and jeep was arranged by a friend. We saw nearlly 200 elephants in different places in the park ofcourse. The environment is beautiful. The park itself is clean and nice. Our driver was very ob...  more »
  • In this park you can observe the elephants in their natural habitat. You can get interesting information from the Guide. The Jeep takes you over a very bumpy road on an open space, which is reminiscent of Jurassic Park. A short time later there are several herds of female elephants with their calves.
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  • Safari was arranged by our guest house for SLR 9000, we stayed in Habarana and there are loads of jeeps in town looking for business so I guess you may be able to negotiate for less, but we were happy...  more »
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  • This is the best place to see wild elephants, There's no much big trees and bushes, therefore you can see bunch of wild elephants with out any disturbance .10-20 elephants can see in one heard at once. AWESOME SAFARI I EVER HAD
  • Really large herd of elephants found here in August. The park wasn't busy and we could watch them and the other animals in peace. Recommended.
  • It was a fascinating wildlife park. I could see an endangered lesser adjutant there. There were hundreds of wooly necked storks, painted storks, Asian open bills, spot billed pelicans, grey herons, cormorants, egrets, pond herons, black headed ibises, black winged stilts and many more. There were healthy population of elephants there. Unfortunately I only had my D3300 and 18-55mm kit lens so I couldn't get close up shots.
  • The elephants come up close and its truly a experience not to miss
  • Very nice place to watch elephants. It was an amazing experience to see more than 200+ elephants at the banks of Kaudulla Tank. Not that crowded as Minneriya park so you can relax and enjoy the view.