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. Use our Habarana family vacation planner to add Minneriya National Park and other attractions to your Habarana vacation plans.
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  • The best place ever. I have seen one day old baby elephant in a huge huge gang. I think more than hundred of elephants were at that clan. The safari driver took us very close to the elephants which i ...  more »
  • Large numbers of elephants, I never thought I'd see so many all at once. You seem to live in close contact with nature.
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  • We did a jeep safari here and encountered large herds of elephants which we were able to see at close quarters; wonderful experience.