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From Colombo: Udawalawa National Park Wildlife Safari

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Activity provider: Apple Vacations

From Colombo: Udawalawa National Park Wildlife Safari

Activity provider: Apple Vacations

From US$ 137 per person

Get back to nature and look for elephants and other wild animals on a full-day safari tour to Udawalawe National Park from Colombo. Get some free time to enjoy lunch at your own expense at one of the hotels in the nature reserve.

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Duration 12 hours
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Pickup included
Pickup from your hotel in Colombo.

Experience

Highlights
  • See the thriving elephant population of Udawalawa National Park
  • Look for crocodiles, buffalo, and different species of birds in the wild
  • Enjoy a local lunch at one of the hotels of Udawalawa
Full description
Benefit from early morning pickup at your hotel in Colombo, and then relax on the 5-hour drive to Udawalawa National Park, created in the 1970s to provide a sanctuary for wild animals displaced by the construction of the Udawalawe Reservoir on the Walawe River. Upon arrival, go for a safari drive by jeep and look for the thriving elephant population in its natural habitat. Search for other indigenous wildlife, such as buffalo, wild boar, sambhur, and hare. Now the third most visited park in Sri Lanka, Udawalawe is also an important nature reserve for 50 species of butterflies and many species of birds. Enjoy an authentic lunch at a local hotel in Udawalawe, at your own expense. Then, journey back to Colombo and get dropped off at your hotel on arrival.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by private vehicle
  • Entrance fee to Udawalawe National Park
  • Safari drive by jeep
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  •  Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  •  The duration of the transfers is approximate and will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 6 reviews

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It was a very nice safari with lots of sightings of elephants, crocodiles, water Buffalo, peacocks, jackals, mongoose, python and numerous species of birds. The park was not very crowded, hence allowed me to spend quality time at each sighting. The journey from Colombo was also very smooth in a good Toyota Prius car. The car had arrived for pickup on time at the hotel lobby.

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January 16, 2023

Long road to reach the park from Colombo, but worth it! Seen a lot of elefants, buffalos, lizards, large variaty of birds, turtles and even a crocodile. The safari experience is not very crowded (as I heard Yala is) and there was enough time to admire the park and the animals. The driver from Colombo to the park was reallt skilled and the guide was nice, but needs to improve his english a little bit. All in all, don’t regret the money I spent, even though I paid double as solo traveler.

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December 29, 2019

We had a wonderful time during the safari and the guide was very helpful and nice.

December 27, 2018

Product ID: 176544