Udawalawe National Park Tours

Wildlife abounds in southern Sri Lanka’s Udawalawe National Park. Here, open-top jeep safaris bring visitors within close range of members of the park’s resident elephant population — some say it’s the country’s largest, with as many as 400 individuals. The park is centered around a massive man-made reservoir, which displaced hundreds of hectares when it was created in the 1970s but now draws wild buffaloes, sambar deer, crocodiles, jackals, macaques, leopards and flocks of water birds. Udawalawe’s dry weather and short, grassy vegetation provides an ideal setting for viewing these creatures.

Most park visitors arrive via an organized tour; only official vehicles and those with park-licensed guides are allowed to explore the park. For an extended stay and a greater chance of seeing some of the park’s rarer critters, visitors can also opt to stay in onsite accommodations, which include four campsites and bungalows ranging from plain rustic to rustic chic.

Just outside the park, the ETH, or Elephant Transit Home, is a popular stop often combined with a trip to Udawalawe — there, baby elephants, orphaned by the ivory trade, are rehabilitated and released to join the park’s population.

Practical Info

The park is located 125 miles south of the capital city of Colombo; its entrance is near the seven-mile (11-kilometer) post between Timbolketiya and Thanamalwila on Pelmadulla-Timbolketiya A18 road. The best time to visit is just after dawn and before dusk, when the animals are most active. The last park tickets are sold around 5 p.m.
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Udawalawe National Park Adventure from Galle

Prepare to ‘get wild’ on this full-day safari in Sri Lanka’s Udawalawe National Park. Scout for elephants, crocodiles, birds, and more, and take an optional side trip to Udawalawe Elephant Orphanage. All national park fees and a safari jeep with a driver-guide are included.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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USD94.00
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Private Tour: Udawalawe National Park Safari

See the wild elephants and other wildlife of Uda Walawe National Park with an experienced private guide in a sturdy 4WD-vehicle. Located just south of the Central Highlands, Uda Walawe features a dramatic landscape that provides prime opportunities to see herds of wild elephants, with viewing that rivals the famous safaris of East Africa. Uda Walawe is also home to other animals such as water buffalo, wild boar, fox, toque macaque and wildcats including leopards. A safari in this national park is a must-do while visiting Sri Lanka.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Private Day Tour: Udawalawe National Park Safri From Hikkaduwa

Udawalawe National Park—famed for water birds and Sri Lankan elephants—is an ideal location to see local flora and fauna. This tour saves you the hassle of having to get to the park from Hikkaduwa, which is several hours away by car, and provides a guide for a safari-like exploration of the park. Travel on a Jeep through the park’s marshes, forests, and grasslands and be back at your hotel well before midnight.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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USD81.00
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Day Excursions to Udawalawe National Park from Ella

Journey of your tour will be starts from Ella Hotel & Your Destination will be UDAWALAWE NATIONAL PARK.
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hours
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USD84.00
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  • Duration: 6 to 8 hours
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Travel to Ella from Galle with Udawalawe national park safari on the way

Are you Looking forward to Travel Ella from Galle or nearby area, thisi is the best way to do that. start in the morning from Galle and visit  Udawalawe National Park as a private tour on the way to Ella. 3 to 4 hours Safari in the National park. Udawalawe is an important habitat for water birds and Sri Lankan elephants, as well as many other animals including sloth bears, sambar deer, wild boar, water buffalo, junglefowl, crocodiles and rarely leopards. Afterwards, enjoy lunch in Udawalawe followed by a visit to the Udawalawe Elephant Transit Home (optional). Not Only Galle But also From Unawatuna, Mirissa and Koggala are few other destinations where you can participate to Ella drop with Udawalawa national park safari experience on the way with our service. Please see the important info section to discover the tour cost and information.
  • Duration: 13 hours
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USD170.00
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  • Duration: 13 hours
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Day Excursions to Udawalawe From Colombo

Spot elephants at Udawalawe National Park on this full-day tour from Colombo. Depart from your hotel in a private vehicle and make your way to Udawalawe. Accompanied by a guide, ride a jeep through the national park and see the wide variety of wildlife that lives there, possibly including wild buffalo, spotted deer, crocodiles, and butterflies.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Private Day Tour: Udawalawe National Park Safari From Tangalle

Spend the day at one of the Udawalawe Animal Sanctuary and see a number of species up close. Traverse the park by Jeep through marshes, forests, and grasslands on a 3-hour safari. Observe animals ranging from large mammals to small insects and keep an eye out for the water birds and Sri Lankan elephants that make this park so famous.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Half Day Safari in Udawalawe National Park

Experience the unique mixture of wildlife at Udawalawe National Park while you roam by your 4WD safari jeep. Our driver/tracker will shows you the Wild elephants the giants , jungle cats, fishing cats, gray hangers, toque macaque, foxes, bandicoots, mongooses, jackals, wild boar, and water buffaloes during your 3-4 Hours of your Safari. Udawalawe National Park lies on the boundary of Sabaragamuwa and Uva Provinces, in Sri Lanka. The national park was created to provide a sanctuary for wild animals displaced by the construction of the Udawalawe Reservoir on the Walawe River, as well as to protect the catchment of the reservoir. The reserve covers 30,821 hectares. Udawalawe is an important habitat for Sri Lankan elephants, which are relatively hard to see in its open habitats. Many elephants are attracted to the park because of the Udawalawe reservoir, with a herd of about 250 believed to be permanently resident.   Let's Explore this............
  • Duration: 3 hours
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USD32.00
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Day Tour: Udawalawe National Park Safari From Mirissa

Doing your own safari tour in Udawalawe National Park from Mirissa requires several bus connections, making it difficult in a day. This private tour makes it easy: with return private air-conditioned transport and a 4x4 safari in the park included. After a scenic journey, watch for elephants, deer, boar, and birdlife from an open-top 4x4 as you roam the grasslands. Entrance fees and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Private Day Tour: Udawalawe National Park Safri From Bentota

Getting to and exploring Sri Lanka’s Udawalawe National Park from Bentota in a day is difficult any other way than on a guided safari-and-transport package. This full-day experience ticks the boxes: with private return transfers from your hotel and a 4x4 safari inside the park. Settle into an open-top 4x4 and look for elephants, crocodiles, leopard, and birds as you roam the grasslands and lakes. Park entry fees are included.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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USD73.00
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Day Excursions to Udawalawe From Bentota

Spend some time with the wild animals of Udawalawe National Park during this full-day, guided excursion. Inside the 230,000-hectare, protected space, some 500 elephants roam free. Hire a Jeep and traverse the park to see deer, mongoose, crocodiles, buffalo, and a multitude of amphibious life. Snap a photo as your guide points out a few of the 50-species of butterfly who call this place home.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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USD95.00
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Private Day Tour: Udawalawe National Park Safri From Galle

Search for Sri Lanka’s wildlife at Udawalawe National Park on a day trip from Galle without having to worry about transportation or tickets. Relax into a private climate-controlled vehicle for the journey; then board an open-top 4x4 to explore the park’s grasslands and marshes. See herds of elephants and look for deer, boar, and even leopards on route. Park admission and hotel pickup and drop-off are part of the package.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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USD78.00
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Day Excursions To Udawalawe From Galle

Your Friendly driver will Pick you up From Your Hotel at 0800 hrs & Proceed To Udawalawe.
  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
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USD82.75
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  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
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2 Days Private Vehicle With Driver -Explore Sri Lanka By Your Own Plans

Enjoy your 02 days holiday in Sri Lanka with ease by booking this product. Your friendly and professional, Experienced Chauffeur Guide will greet you upon your arrival and guide you throughout your holiday in the comfort of a private, air-conditioned vehicle. It’s that easy.
  • Duration: 2 days
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  • Duration: 2 days
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7 Days Private Vehicle With Driver -Explore Sri Lanka By Your Own Plans

Enjoy your 07 days holiday in Sri Lanka with ease by booking this product. Your friendly and professional, Experienced Chauffeur Guide will greet you upon your arrival and guide you throughout your holiday in the comfort of a private, air-conditioned vehicle. It’s that easy.
  • Duration: 7 days
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  • Duration: 7 days
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Wild Safari Udawalawe from Mount Lavinia

Your friendly driver will pick you up from your hotel at 6am and proceed to Udawalawe.
  • Duration: 12 to 14 hours
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  • Duration: 12 to 14 hours
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Day Excursions to Udawalawe From Bentota

Your Friendly driver will Pick you up From Your Hotel at 0600 hrs & Proceed To Udawalawe.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Day Tour to Udawalawe From Galle

Your Friendly driver will Pick you up From Your Hotel at 06.30 hrs & Proceed To Udawalawe.
  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
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USD68.00
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  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
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Day Excursions To Udawalawe From Galle With Lunch

Your Friendly driver will Pick you up From Your Hotel at 0800 hrs & Proceed To Udawalawe.
  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
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USD104.00
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  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
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All-Inclusive Udawalawe Mahoora Tented Safari Camp

See more of Udawalawe National Park, and have more time to see the resident elephants, with a 2-day, all-inclusive stay at Mohoora Tented Safari Camp. Located in one of Sri Lanka's most remote regions, the wildlife here is not to be missed. See elephants, exotic birds, and sometimes even leopard. The tour includes two safaris lead by a naturalist guide. Guided daytime and nighttime walks are also included as are meals and campfire experience.
  • Duration: 2 days
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USD445.00
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  • Duration: 2 days
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Day Excursions to Udawalawe From Colombo

Your Friendly driver will Pick you up From Your Hotel at 0600 hrs & Proceed To Udawalawe.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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USD62.00
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Full-Day Guided Udawalawe National Park Tour from Waskaduwa

Your Friendly driver will Pick you up From Your Hotel at 06.00 hrs & Proceed To Udawalawe.
  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
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USD91.00
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  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
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