Udawalawe Safari Tour
Udawalawa National Park is one of the best national parks in Sri Lanka if you want to see elephants up close.
This is a very exciting day trip. Once you arrive in Udawalawa, we recommend that you have breakfast in one of our recommended restaurants in Udawalawa or have your breakfast in prepared breakfast packs.
In the middle of the national park before the start of the safari game drive, I will organize your jeeps and entry tickets. Normally the safari lasts 3 to 4 hours. A visit to the Udawalawa Elephant Transit Home before or after the game drive is a good idea where you can see the feeding of baby elephants. This can only be visited during feeding times.
Udawalawa National Park is a major ecotourism destination in Sri Lanka. The 30,821 hectare wildlife park in the dry zone has an annual temperature of 29.4 degrees Celsius. It is best known for the many elephants that live there (around 400 in total).
When visiting this main attraction, it is not unusual to see entire herds of adult and young elephants feeding or bathing and playing in the water. The park is also home to many water buffalo, water monitor lizards, samba deer, monkeys and the occasional leopard and is an exciting place for bird lovers.
A 4WD open top safari is the only way to see all the wonders this nature reserve has to offer and our experienced and knowledgeable naturalist guide makes this an unforgettable experience.
At a glance
What you will experience
Go on a jeep safari
Length of the tour
Please contact us
Best time for this tour
What do you need on this tour
- Comfortable and airy clothing
- Insect repellent
From the hotel to the tour attractions and back to the hotel
Udawalawe National Park
This park was originally created as a refuge for wildlife that lost their homes due to the construction of the Udawalawe Reservoir on the Walawa River. It was declared a national park in 1972 with 31,000 hectares of landscape and is now home to several species of plants, animals and birds. Not only is it a popular attraction for tourists, but it is also frequently visited by locals.
Elephant Transit Home
The Transit Home is a lively place. Feeding the calves with milk every three hours is a recurring task 365 days a year. The concept of this facility is to care for the orphaned elephant calves until they can fend for themselves and are released back into the wild.
What you can't miss
See the elephants of Sri Lanka
One of the largest reservoirs in the country
Milk feeding baby elephants
Good to know
There are many recommended local cafes and restaurants where you can have a snack or lunch.
This tour has a water flat rate, we provide you with an unlimited amount of water bottles.
The Sri Lankan rupee. You may want to bring a small amount of local currency for drinks, meals, tips, and souvenirs.
Real people, real experiences
How they experienced it
In January I was in Sri Lanka and already did wonderful Tours with Tony.
Now in April and May I came back and again wanted to book my Tours with him because I only had wonderful and fantastic memories and everything was perfect for me.
So this Time I wanted to do a three day trip to Udawalawe National Park and Yala Nationalpark including Galle and a Day Tour to Sinharaja Forest. And also Half Day Tour to Bentota with River Safari.
Everything went well without any problems and I had a fantastic time and made memories for life. I saw so many beautiful animals and unique places. Sinharaja Forest was one of the coolest and most impressive Tours I ever done in my life.
And the Safari Hotel in Yala where I slept in a kind of tent was an experience that was so unique. I absolutely loved it but it's necessary to love the nature because this one wasn't luxury but I wanted this feeling and Tony found a perfect place 🙏🏼
Even Sri Lanka is in a Economic Crisis with Protests, Powercuts and Curfews I wasn't effected about all this. Everything happened without any Problems. And I had a fantastic time. Who ever is not sure if to travel now I don't see a Problem with it because everything happens in Colombo and Tourists can travel normally and still experience the real Sri Lanka. So please support tourism in this wonderful country and book a tour with Tony he is fantastic ☺️🙏🏼