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2 Days Picturesque Safari in Udawalawe National Park, Sri Lanka

Le Green Udawalawe, Number 4 Ekamuthugama, Thanamalwila Road, Sewanagala 70250, Monaragala, Uva, Sri Lanka

Exciting Sri Lanka Safari

Discover the Asian beauty of Sri Lanka! Your journey will take you to Udawalawe National Park. Less crowded and unspoiled, immerse yourself with all the sensations of a true wilderness adventure. Travel through the vast savanna, viewing the favorite creatures of wildlife enthusiasts and trek through the thick forests. This safari would also be an unforgettable bird watching experience since Udawalawe is one of the best parks for bird watching. Don't miss out on this chance!

Overview

  • This is a private safari
  • Main wildlife to be viewed: elephants, serpent eagles, hawk eagles, white-bellied sea eagles, black-eagles, and black-capped bulbuls
  • Children policy: children are welcome to participate
  • Entrance Tickets to Elephant Transit Home and Udawalawe National Park not included in the price

Meet the guides

Pradeep
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Highlights

  • Exciting safari tour
  • Explore Udawalawe National Park
  • Chance to see elephants and other wildlife
  • Chance to watch the heartwarming feeding time of the baby elephants
  • Enjoy the authentic Asian scenery of Sri Lanka
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 1 night's accommodation

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1 activity days in English
Spoken languages: English
Airport transfer available:
Bandaranaike International Airport (US$85 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
13:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Lobby
  • Restaurant
  • Bicycle rental
  • Free bicycle
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

In the vicinity of the Udawalawe dam, Le Green Udawalawe awaits, assuring safety and comfort throughout your stay. Located at the Colombo-Kataragama main road, it is quite convenient to reach and with comfortable rooms and delicious western and eastern cuisine. It is located at the center of the main tourist attractions and the Elephant transit home is just 3.5 kilometers away while the national park is only three kilometers away. The mid-range rooms and the amenities, like the swimming pool, will make your visit more relaxing. Aside from the pool, the hotel is equipped with a buffet restaurant, an open kitchen, and a free bicycle service.

They have two types of rooms, the deluxe family room with balcony and the standard double room. Both of which are tailor-made to suit your needs and are equipped with modern furniture, air conditioning, LED TV with satellite connections, hot water, telephone, closet, king size bed, and mini bar.

Program

This safari would also be an unforgettable bird watching experience since Udawalawe is one of the best parks for bird watching. The park is home to a variety of exciting birds like serpent eagles, hawk eagles, white-bellied sea eagles, black-eagles, and black-capped bulbuls. Dare to venture out and witness new sights, extraordinarily different from your usual safari.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and visit at the Udawalawe Lake and elephant transit home

Check in is available from 13:00 to Le Green Udawalawe. You will visit the Udawalawe Dam after your lunch in the late afternoon and at around 14:30 you will come to the Elephant Orphanage (elephant transit home) where you can interact briefly and watch the heartwarming feeding time of the baby elephants which will excite and endear to all age groups. Free bicycles can be provided upon request. You will enjoy the evening by the pool.

  • Lunch, dinner, and overnight stay will be provided.
  • Level of accommodation: Mid-range

Day 2: Udawalawe National Park and departure

The safari tour will start at 05:30 in the morning. Packed breakfast will be provided. You will be able to have breakfast during the safari at designated areas in the forest. At around 09:30 you will return to the hotel. Spend some time for the pool and for snack, rest, and check out.

  • Breakfast will be provided.

Guides

Pradeep Chathuranga

Location

This tour will start from Le Green Udawalawe and will take you to the Elephant Transit home and Udawalawa National Park in Sri Lanka.

Udawalawe National Park

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 (119.00 square miles) of land area and was established on 30 June 1972. Before the designation of the national park, the area was used for shifting cultivation (chena farming). The farmers were gradually removed once the national park was declared. The park is 165 kilometers (103 miles) away from Colombo. Udawalawe is an important habitat for water birds and Sri Lankan elephants. It is a popular tourist destination and the third most visited park in the country.

Udawalawe Lake

The Udawalawe Dam is a large irrigation dam in Udawalawe in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka. The dam consists of an embankment section and a gravity section, combining the total dam length to approximately 3.9 kilometers (2.4 miles). The dam is also used for hydroelectric power generation, powering three 2MW units, commissioned in April 1969.

The water level of the reservoir is controlled by the five tainter gate spillways located at the eastern end of the dam, with two additional spillways located more towards to the centre of the dam. The reservoir measures approximately 8.6 kilometers (5.3 miles) in length, with a maximum perpendicular width of seven kilometers (4.3 miles). You can use foot cycles for a windy visit throughout the greenery pathway.

Elephant Transit Home - Udawalawe

Sri Lankan elephants are an endangered species and their survival in their natural habitats is threatened due to human activities. Elephants in the wild are constantly being killed, and many elephant calves become orphaned. In order to support these orphaned elephants, the Department of Wildlife Conservation set up the Elephant Transit Home within Udawalawe National Park with help from the Born Free Foundation. The facility was established under the 29th Amendment to the Fauna and Flora Protection Ordinance Part II.

As of 8 February 2009, 39 orphaned elephant calves were being looked after. The elephant calves are released to the jungle after they become strong enough to survive in their natural habitats. As of 2008, sixty-five elephants had been released to the jungle.

Features

Activities

  • Cycling
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Lobby
  • Restaurant

Services

  • Free bicycle
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

Food

You will be served breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the tour.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • A safari tour
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 1 night accommodation

What's not included

  • Entrance Tickets to Elephant Transit Home and Udawalawe National Park
  • Airport transfers

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport (CMB). Airport transfers are available at 85 USD per van.

Airport: Bandaranaike International Airport Airport transfer available: Bandaranaike International Airport (US$85 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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Children under four years old are free of charge.

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