Tusker Safari at Kalawewa National Park

Tusker Safari at Kalawewa National Park

From $68.57 per person

Experience an exciting tusker elephant safari.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Valid 1 day
Starting times 6:00 AM, 3:00 PM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Private group


  • See the tuskers
  • Watch wild elephants
  • Experience a wildlife safari
Full description
The imposing Kala Wewa and Balalu Wewa tanks, built in the 5 BC by King Dhatusena, adorns the 6,000 hectare Kalawewa National Park, alongside an impressive 45-foot Avukana Buddha statue. But the centerpieces of the park are the star residents of the sanctuary: the tusker elephants. Of the male elephant population, only about seven percent are tuskers. Kalawewa boasts of a high concentration of tuskers, a privilege to behold. In addition to the tuskers, large flocks of open-billed storks are a common sight. The park has a beautiful landscape lined with massive signature Kumbuk trees. Your accompanying guide will give you additional information about the tuskers. You will also catch sight of numerous birds and other animals which dwell in the sanctuary. Your guide will share interesting facts about the flora and fauna of the Kalawewa National Park. If you arrive during the monsoon period (October-November) the filled up tanks will attract gatherings of animals and birds alike, amidst the kumbuk trees and vegetation.
  • 4x4 safari Jeep (maximum of 6 passengers per jeep)
  • Experienced driver (also your tracker)
  • All taxes and service charges
  • Water
  • Free pickup/drop-off from/to any location within the radius of 5 kilometers from the park gate
  • Pickup/drop-off from/to any location not within a 5 kilometer radius of the park gate (available upon request)
  • Guides (subject to availability at the time of entering the park)
  • Standard local breakfast (LKR 500) and standard local lunch (LKR 800)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
COVID-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • This tour is non-refundable
  •  Please note that no breakfast, lunch or dinner is included on this tour
  • Specially modified and comfortable jeeps are provided for the Kalawewa safari
  • Customized services such as family safaris, honeymoon safaris and photography safaris can be organized for guests
  • You will be met by the local provider crew and your designated guide at the gate entrance to the Kalawewa National Park
  • The morning safari half day tour will commence at 6:00 AM while the evening half day tour will begin at 3:00 PM
  • The full day safari tour will commence at 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
  • At the conclusion of your tusker safari you will be dropped at the park entrance
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Product ID: 253677