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Kaudulla National Park, Habarana

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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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  • To do late in the day, or very early in the morning to see elephants who go to drink in the large artificial lake. We had the chance to meet a herd and we were the first. Unfortunately our driver did spread the word by phone, and dozens of Jeep that had landed (I stopped counting at 25). We pay $ 110 all inclusive 2 pou, the price was $ 150! After seeing the elephants and other animals, we asked the driver we brought back, a little disgusted by the spill of Jeep and tired of the heat that we have supported all afternoon.
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  • We had planned to visit the Minneriya national park and had booked a hotel in Habarana close to Minneriya entrance. Our hotel (Sanoga Resort, Moragaswewa, Habarana, 50150), who arranged a jeep with dr...  more »
  • We had a late afternoon safari here and were pleased by it. Often it is a tourist trap only interested in making a fast buck. The driver knew his job and managed to bring us up and close to many eleph...  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.