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. To visit Elephant Transit Home on your trip to Uda Walawe National Park, use our Uda Walawe National Park day trip site .
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  • Such an important asset to the park. And those baby elephants (sadly orphaned) and beyond cute. Make sure to visit at feeding time however... it’s 5 times a day And any guides will know the times. Do ...  more »
  • The elephant orphanage is a 10 minute drive from the Udawalawe National Park entrance. Feeding times are at 9AM, 12PM, 3PM, and 6PM. I would try and arrange your visit around these timings as I don't ...  more »
  • This place is less about you and being close to the elephants and more about the good it's doing for the elephants. The orphanage currently has over 30 elephants, and at the transit home you can visit...  more »

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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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