Elephant Transit Home, Uda Walawe National Park

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Observe the heartfelt conservation work at Elephant Transit Home, which raises orphaned young elephants with the ultimate goal of their joining a wild herd in the national park. Watch the excited young elephants frolic and run for their feed of milk and foliage. Consider combining your visit here with a tour of the park, where you'll have a chance to see "graduates" of the center roaming free with their kind. Put Elephant Transit Home and other Uda Walawe National Park attractions into our Uda Walawe National Park travel itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Incredible experience. The elephants appear really well looked after. They're rehabilitated and released into the wild when they're ready, then tracked to see how they settle. There is a 500 LKR entra...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    A wonderful place to visit. We targeted the mid day feed, happen every 3 hours- and had a lovely hour or so watching the variety of young elephants being fed and then relaxing by the pool! This place ...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    To do before the safari, where children are fed. We cannot approach the elephants. It's a little disappointing.
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Where to stay in Uda Walawe National Park

Most visitors to Uda Walawe National Park opt to stay in the village of the same name. Here, choose from larger resorts with outdoor pools and onsite fine-dining restaurants, or humbler options, including rustic lodges and small guesthouses. In the park itself, a couple of campgrounds offer diverse outdoor adventuring experiences, with some fairly rudimentary pitches, as well as grander tents and cabins with lots of room and additional facilities.
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