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  1. Sri Lanka
  2. Central Province
  3. Dambulla
  4. Day Trips

Tusker Safari at Kalawewa National Park

Product ID: 253677
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Experience an exciting tusker elephant safari.
About this activity
Valid 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • 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
What’s Not Included
  • 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

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
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
Organized by

Lakpura LLC

Product ID: 253677