Minneriya National Park, Habarana

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The largest known meeting place for Asian elephants, Minneriya National Park provides the natural corridor amidst tropical dry mixed evergreen forests that attract herds of these wild creatures. Observe the largest mammal as it searches for food and water while making its way to the shores of a rainwater reservoir. Bring a pair of binoculars to examine more than 170 species of birds, like the woodsand piper, rufus woodpecker, or the lesser adjutant. The wildlife reserve also harbors many endemic amphibians and reptiles. Remember to keep a safe distance from the mugger crocodile, regardless of its relatively calm nature. Temperatures in the park can soar, so bring extra water. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Minneriya National Park by using our Habarana trip maker tool .
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  • We did an afternoon jeep tour and it was amazing. We saw two whole herds of wild elephants including a number of babies. Was so magical to see them so close but also in the wild rather than tied up/be...  more »
  • My wife planned to ensure we visited the elephant reserve whilst in Sri lanka. We were not dissapointed with the 4x4 jeep drive into this great reserve. IOur guide estimated we saw approx 150 elephant...  more »
  • We were staying at Habarana and its a 15 min drive to the entrance of the National park. The ticket price calculation is a bit weird as all price lists are displayed in the local language only . Three...  more »
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