Minneriya National Park, Habarana

Categories: National Parks, Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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3.9/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web
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. Use our Habarana family vacation planner to add Minneriya National Park and other attractions to your Habarana vacation plans.
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  • Find a good Jeep driver who will try to make sure you see everything on offer. Beware of the "volunteer" guides who appear to be students trying to earn extra money. 
  • Great place to enjoy the elephants and the views.Like in other places in Sri Lanka jeep drivers always too fast.It seems a race.To enjoy the view we have to ask them to go slowly.Lots of people but a ...  read more »
  • ... I would pick this. I had such a fantastic time here. The driver we had was very knowledgable about elephants and protective on conservation. The sight of the herd of elephants meandering back from...  read more »
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