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Udawalawa Safari, Uda Walawe National Park
(4.1/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
At Udawalawa Safari, see crocodiles lazing in the muddy river, water buffalos wandering around, flashy peacocks, and the stars of the park--elephants. About 400 Asian Elephants inhabit this swamp-like park, and you can catch glimpses of the majestic beast roaming around in herds or enjoying a bath. Jump on the cool safari vehicle and enjoy the untouched nature, as your guide takes you around all the park's most important points. Don’t be surprised if some of the friendly elephants come right up close to say hello. Ticket proceeds go to feeding orphaned baby elephants. Plan your visit to Udawalawa Safari and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Uda Walawe National Park trip itinerary maker.
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  • We booked this through our tour operator so we had our own guide and jeep to ourselves. As it was the dry season we were not expecting to see that much but we did see elephants, buffalo, deer, jackal,...  more »
  • Tour "tourist trap". Not much to see if a few elephants that I suspect of being a little "shootes" so it approached them close! Strange that we could approach a mother elephant and her baby to a meter or two! The driver of the 4 x 4 was fawning on peacocks or tiny little green birds! There is frankly not enough. We saw buffalos bathing and 3 jackals. Other than that we have seen a crocodile who stayed with its mouth open more than 10 minutes, which made me think he was certainly 'false'! I'm still very skeptical about what I saw in this park! For me not worth the detour.
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  • We have done at 3 pm in the afternoon the privat safari. Lasted more than 3 1/2 hours. Need a lot of elephants, many water buffalos and many birds such as the Black-headed ibises, flamingos, storks, bijeentrekken and white herons. Also a few crocodiles and an alligator. If you like nature, definitely recommended.
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