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Kaudulla National Park, Habarana

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National Park
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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  • Our tour though Kaudulla NP by Jeep was one of the highligts of our trip throuhg Sri Lanka! We have never seen that many elephants at once, being so close. WE coud have watched them feeding grass so p...  more »
  • This is how to see elephants in Sri Lanka! Do not ride them or visit the so-called orphanages. Here are elephants in the wild... with babies! The views are amazing and the drivers know all the great p...  more »
  • We had an open top jeep and one of the official Park rangers as a guide. It was really excellent. Saw loads of elephants including babies. Great bird life and various turtles, bison etc.  more »
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  • Probably the best place to see elephants in their natural surroundings. Extremely beautiful area and very well kept as well. Loved it!!!
  • We really liked this park, it was not busy at all and we saw elephants at a safe distance. I would recommend this park if your sole mission is to see elephants, monkeys and native birds.
  • Well, we saw 4 elephants in total, but that really depends on the day. The nature is nice, there are a lot of birds and it's not packed with jeeps.
  • The best place to see elephants. Don't go on elephant rides! Those are beaten and badly treated. Instead, see them in their natural habitat and let them be free.
  • Great place to see elephants in their natural surroundings. Lots of species of birds too.