Minneriya, Sri Lanka

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Overview

Watch for elephant, leopard, crocodile, and other native wildlife on a 3-hour private safari drive in Minneriya National Park. Traveling by private 4x4, explore the forests, marshlands, scrub, and reservoir lake for everything from elephants to Sri Lankan leopard, sloth bear, deer, monkeys, aquatic birds, and other creatures. Choose an early morning or afternoon departure, and enjoy return transfers if your hotel lies within 3 miles (5 kilometers) of the gate.
  • Private 3-hour 4x4 safari in Minneriya National Park
  • Roam the forests, lake, marshlands, and scrub for wildlife
  • Watch for elephants, deer, and rare Sri Lankan leopard and sloth bear
  • Look for crocodile, water monitors, and aquatic birds at the reservoir
  • Choose an early morning or afternoon safari
  • Park entrance fees at own expense
  • Price per vehicle, including pickup and drop-off at hotels within 3 miles (5 kilometers) of park entrance
Book a morning or afternoon safari and travel independently to Minneriya National Park. Alternatively, if your hotel lies within a 3-mile (5-kilometer) radius of the entrance, enjoy a pickup and transfer to the gates.

Head inside (own expense), meet your driver-guide, and board your private 4x4 — complete with rollaway top for open-top viewing in good conditions — and begin your safari. Composed of forest, marshlands, scrubland, and a vast reservoir lake, Minneriya’s diversity makes it a haven for many species, from elephants to birdlife.

Follow the tracks, watching for everything from the elusive Sri Lankan leopard and sloth bear to elephants, monkeys, water monitors, deer, and saltwater crocodiles, and at the reservoir, look for birds like painted stork, pelicans, and cormorants.

In early morning, you may see deer by the water while late afternoons may bring sightings of elephants enjoying their daily bath and birds returning to their nests. If you’re here from August to October, you might also see the ‘Elephant Gathering,’ when up to 150 elephants congregate in what seems to be an annual ritual.

Your 3-hour safari ends at the park gate, or if you’re staying within 3 miles (5 kilometers), with a hotel drop-off.
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