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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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  • The beauty of nature abounds in this place. Most go to see the elephants near the reservoir but there is so much more. Wildlife is all around you and the sunset is breathtaking. There are innumerable ...  more »
  • The National Park is with its about 3-4 km long trail right small, but centrally located. He suitable to the noise and bad air for a short time to escape. During our 2 hour stay 5 visitors are us perhaps, but determined 50 monkeys and 5 deer met. Located in the South-East of the Park, the Conservation Center with an overview of the native animals. Depending on what page you enter the Park, signs point out, that's an access permit by the national forest organisation (or similar) is needed. We have received it at the nearby Conservation Center easily, so that the signs should not deter one to enter the Park.
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  • First, a general point. Too many vehicles. This is a government issue if wildlife is to be preserved (and attract tourism). There is more to wildlife than elephants, wonderful though they are, and a t...  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.