Wasgamuwa National Park, Polonnaruwa
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  • The Jeep safari in highly recommended, you see piles of elephant closely. In addition also there are monkeys, lizards, crocodiles, peacocks... A unique experience
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  • Wasgamuwa NP located in Polonnaruwa & Matale districts.You can access from Dambulla,Bakamuna, Hettipola & Handungamuwa or Kandy ,Mathale,Raththota,Laggala ,Hettipola & Hsndungamuwa.Kandy Mathale road ...  more »
  • After a visit to Yala and passing Minneriya and Eco Park, I knew safari big business and not the welfare of animals and the visitor experience. Wasgamuwa is up (and in the shell) to get there, but from Dambulla (with help of the fantastic host of Sanemro Villa) to do and well worth it. It is not to the amount of elephants that you get to see, but for the amount of jeeps that you don't see. I was there on a Tuesday afternoon off season but in a local school holiday and I was the only Western tourist in addition to 10 other jeeps with local day trippers. You get a guide/tracker of the park and who knows from experience just the movements and locations of the elephants to predict. Too bad the guy doesn't speak English better, but otherwise he did his job well and with respect for the animals. We have four families seen from very close and it was great nice and special.
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  • Wasgamuwa is well known its abundant wildlife population, wilderness setting and home of several interesting ancient sites. Wasgamuwa is distinguished from other parks by having a full complement of predators of which bears are particularly noteworthy. Ecological research undertaken in the park suggests that the density of bears in Wasgamuwa is probably higher than anywhere else in Sri Lanka. The name Wasgamuwa may also derive from an ancient meaning as a gathering place for bears. Part of Wasgamuwa was declared a Strict Nature Reserve in 1938 and additional areas added to become Wasgamuwa National Park on 07 th August 1984. The park covers almost 37,062.9 hectares of which most is wilderness areas with no visitation.
  • Perfect getaway for a vacation. Have all the facilities for a group of 10 people in a bungalow. Safari is okey. You'll mostly see elephants though. I recommend here only for a one night.
  • Good place to enjoy the nature and relax. Awesome landscapes and animals. Didn't see much variety. Otherwise, recommended
  • Wasgamuwa national park is situated in Matale and Polonnaruwa Districts in Sri Lanka.
  • one of best national park in sri lanka.