Udawalawe National Park, Uda Walawe National Park

Categories: National Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.4/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web
At Udawalawe National Park, 165 km (103 mi) east of Sri Lanka's capitol, explore the sanctuary for wild animals that were once displaced during the construction of the Udawalawe Reservoir on the Walawe River. Established on in 1972, the reserve covers 308 sq km (119 sq mi). Observe one of park's biggest attractions--elephants--along with jungle cats, monkeys, crocodiles, and other wildlife. After taking a safari, visit the orphanage where professional caretakers nurse baby animals and release them into the wild as they reach maturity. Arrange to visit Udawalawe National Park and other attractions in Uda Walawe National Park using our Uda Walawe National Park trip itinerary builder.
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  • 正值旱季,水库见底(雨季水线详见枯树黑白分界处),天地一片苍凉。早场大象不多,但充分体现了生物多样性。水牛,鲸鱼,白头鹰,蜥蜴,猴纸,各种鸟,孔雀更是多得不要不要的。 天气晴朗,空气是粉蓝色的,难得看到了天际的亚当山,赞。 
  • Was a nice (not great) safari. As I understood from out jeep driver, in the 9 years he was working there he only saw leopards 5 times, so I think next time I would rather prefer going to Yala NP. Unfo...  read more »
  • We had a superb safari in the park! The landscapes are beautiful, and very diverse. We come across many different species, elephants, buffalos, crocodiles by peacocks, chameleons, and full of birds
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  • Udawalawe National Park lies on the boundary of Sabaragamuwa and Uva Provinces, in Sri Lanka. The national park was created to provide a sanctuary for wild animals displaced by the construction of the Udawalawe Reservoir on the Walawe River, as well as to protect the catchment of the reservoir. The reserve covers 30,821 hectares (119.00 sq mi) of land area and was established on 30 June 1972.Before the designation of the national park, the area was used for shifting cultivation (chena farming). The farmers were gradually removed once the national park was declared. The park is 165 kilometres (103 mi) from Colombo. Udawalawe is an important habitat for water birds and Sri Lankan elephants. It is a popular tourist destination and the third most visited park in the country.
  • Kollo set ekak ekka gihin fun ekak ganna patta place eka. Baby Elephants feeding time, it was amazing feeling
  • Pattama thama e experience eka marama niyama I'm very happy for this expeience
  • The worst safari I had been at, 3500r/jeep 5200r/entrance for two. No possibility to share a jeep makes this stunning place a highway of 30 or more jeeps chasing each other, most jeeps carry one or two people, what a joke :-( after the tenth peacock I told the driver we have peacocks in my country so not thrilled about them, saw a few elephants and eyes of a crocodile which I think could have been fake. Probably would have been better with a skilled driver who knows where the animals are. Still not worth the cash though. Feel scammed.
  • Best place. We were there in bad time, but we nevetheless see a lot off elephant. You can rent car with driver nearr the main entracnce and better be there at the sunrise.
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