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Kaudulla National Park, Habarana
(4.2/5 based on 260+ 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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  • Nice safari with around 200 elephants, eagles, peacocks, crocodiles and a nice guide. Do not forget telephoto lens.
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  • This is a superb experience. We saw over 150 elephants in three herds. That is two herds with almost 70 elephants each and other had about 20. Jeeps move very close to these herds and you can have the...  more »
  • We fortunately started the visit very early and were able to see a group of 19 cattle and a flock of 100 individuals. Then the jeeps rushed in growing number on elephants, even up to split the herd. The animals looked stressed and we decided to leave. At the entrance of the Park, it was crazy! Dozens and dozens of vehicles trying to clear a path. They will eventually destroy the site.
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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.