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Udawalawe National Park

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This park is home to several hundred elephants and other rare plants and wildlife.more
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Uda Walawe National Park, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed yesterday

We went to this park because it has one of the largest family of wild elephants, around 400-500! And also not the most crowded national park in Sri Lanka (you can find a lot National Parks along the country, some of them more famous and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Camila C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had an amazing safari with a great guide Lahiru who was so informative and made sure we had a great time, would strongly recommend him. His number is +94 76 272 6799 :)

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank joshweekly1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our experience at Udawalawe exceeded our expectations! We were lucky enough to find Lahiru who was such a wonderful guide. My girlfriends and I were treated well. He delivers a promising experience. Not only was he available immediately upon our request but he also organised...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Molly I
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We booked our tour with Lahiru more than two months in advance and when we read on TripAdvisor that he sends someone else instead, we texted him to confirm that he would come, and he did confirm. However the guy who came was not him...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Hrvoje K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Another amazing review for Lahiru. He is a great guide. Knowledgeable, funny, super helpful and really nice. Perfect English. He knows where all of the animals are, so much so that other jeeps were following us. We saw baby elephants, large elephants, monkeys, Buffalo, tons...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Skinns80
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went on the safari with Tiron's company. It was not him driving us, but one of his colleagues who was very nice. We very much like the safari and got to see quite a number of elephants, peacocks, iguans, crocodiles, buffaloes and other animals....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ClaudiaHH_13
Reviewed 5 days ago

A lot of driving around and the guide was trying desperately hard to find wildlife - lots of peacocks and birds, some water buffalo. The guide knew he wasn't finding the goods until luck would have it a family of elephants strolling past with a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tysontrip
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went on safari with Lahiru and his driver today.....wow!!!! It was fantastic. Before we had even left the road of the hotel Lahiru stopped the jeep to show us a rattle snake!! Lahiru is a very experienced, informative and fun guide. He pointed out...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was lucky enough to see a baby elephant as well as peacocks, eagles, snakes, monkey, spot deer, crocodiles & water buffalo. Also giant monitor lizards and Sri Lanka national bird. Here, I want to recommend my tour leader- Lahiru. He is very kind with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 彥鈞 黃
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Udawalawe is definitely worth a visit when in Sri Lanka, the park itself is beautiful and kind to the animals. Our guide Lahiru was fantastic, so knowledgable about all the animals in the park not just the big attractions such as the elephants. His English...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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14 January 2019|
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Response from Rohana P | Reviewed this property |
Tour operations are done by private sector Safari Jeeps owners. You can negotiate price.
4 October 2018|
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Response from alisona721 | Reviewed this property |
Paying by cash is better. Did not notice credit card acceptence