Half day safari in Udawalawe National Park – from Tangalle or Hambantota

From: 75$

Sightings of wild elephants are guaranteed in this park, sometimes even in the midday. We have to leave Tangalle and Hambantota areas around 4.30 AM to be at the park entrance as the first visitors for best sightings. Transportation, entrance ticket & a safari jeep with a trekker is included in the price. (updated on : 1 Sep 2020)

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Udawalawe National Park is one of the best places you can see wild elephants in Sri Lanka, even in midday. It is hundred percent guaranteed that you will sight them in this park. Herds of elephants can be seen along the river during the dry season which is usually between May and September. Bird life is also plenty in this park.

This national park was created to provide a sanctuary for wild animals after the construction of the Udawalawe Reservoir on Walawe River. The park, which has 30,821 hectares, was declared as a National Park on 30th June 1972 under the Fauna and Flora Protection ordinance.

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Terms and conditions

Booking : Book online, call us or drop us an email.
Price :
 The price may slightly go up or down at the time of booking.
Payment : Full payment is settled prior starting the tour/excursion.
Days of the tour or the hours of excursion : The tour or the excursion is completed within mentioned time.
Per hour vehicle detention fee : 3 USD - Tuk Tuk / 5 USD Standard car & van
Weather : If weather conditions are unfavourable activities will be adjusted accordingly.
Today's Marine Forecast : Sri Lanka Department of Meteorology / Buoyweather
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Refund : Refund will be determined after reducing third party's and our costs.

About this safari

Best season : Jan - Mar and May - Sep
Available : Daily
Arranging time needed : 1 day
Hottest month : Feb, Mar & April (annual average is about 32 °)

Best time to start : Early morning & late afternoon
Starting point : Tangalle or Hambantota
Starting time : 4.30 AM / 12.30 PM
Safaring time : 4 - 4.30 hrs

Restrictions : Do not touch corals please. Be a responsible and ethical snorkeler and diver. No flash photography of ancient paintings. Cover your knees and shoulders before enter any temple. Do not leave plastics behind. Please do not feed wild animals.

Price includes : Transportation / Entrance ticket / Safari jeep / Trekker (most like the jeep driver) / First aid kit / All Gov taxes.

Child price : Aged 6 - 12 is considered a child / Aged 0 - 6 is free of charge.

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Optional : A well-spoken local animal expert / historian could be arranged with an additional fee.

You may bring : Cardigan for morning breeze / Water / Hat and sun glass / Sun cream / Camera


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