Elephant Transit Home (ETH), Uda Walawe National Park

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#17 of 290 in Wildlife in Sri Lanka
Observe the heartfelt conservation work at Elephant Transit Home (ETH), 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 (ETH) on your trip to Uda Walawe National Park, use our Uda Walawe National Park day trip site .
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  • This is a very nice place and for what it costs, you get lot more than what you ask for. Ensure that you have this on your itenerary if you are ever visiting Uda Walawe area.  more »
  • touristic but nice location. Especially a place to go for children. Do not forget to have a look into the museum, where Dilmah Tea Foundation as a sponsor, obviously did a good job by explaining all a...  more »
  • Feeding time here was great fun with elephants of different ages coming up in small groups for lunch. Slightly twee but good fun and many repatriated elephants have since bred  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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