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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  • October 5, 2017
    The scenery itself is stunning, vast open plains with a beautiful lake. If you don't mind the sun (3-4 hours drive in open fields) go open-top. Elephants are everywhere in herds. There are the occasio...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    This is the park to visit if you want to see elephants close up with their entire family including babies and grand parents. Take a guided tour in a purpose built four wheel drive. Many people visit t...  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    Direction Park started against 14: 00 from Habarana. In the morning, we have climbed the Pidarangula with beautiful views of Sigiriya. Due to the proximity to Minneriya both well together on a day can be overcome. We had lunch even sufficient time at home traditionally with a friendly staff close to Habarana Sri Lankanisch to essen(lecker) In the National Park were about 15 more jeeps, what but because of the spaciousness of the park for us was not disruptive. In the short term about 10 were only the biggest watering hole/Lake jeeps at the same time before Ort.Dort there was to watch but the most beautiful scenes of u most elephants. In total we saw monkeys, countless Vögel(u.a.Kraniche,Strauße,Adler,Pfauen,etc.) in the Park between 180-200 pachyderms, lots of Water buffalo, monitors u even a crocodile. We were completely satisfied u can the Minneriya National Park only recommend.
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