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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  • A truely amazing experience We saw hundreds of elephants at Minneriya - and we where very close to them Don't cheat your self for this experience  more »
  • We did a night tour of the National Park, which has lasted for over 2 hours. Was quite expensive, but worth the money. The many freely moving around elephants are the main attraction, there to watch but also a variety of different bird species. Only drawback is the large number of other tourists who are there at the same time, it's like in the main evening traffic.
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  • We saw elephants in all kinds of activities. Bathing in the Lake, mud embadurnandose. There were many cars and the great surrounded the youngest to pass between us. And some had to leave quickly because they are not so patient as it seems. An unforgettable experience
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