Udawalawe National Park Full day trip with Afternoon Safari
Your day will begin with early morning pickup at your hotel in Negombo. Then relax on the 5-hour drive to Udawalawa National Park, created in the 1970s to provide a sanctuary for wild animals displaced by the construction of the Udawalawe Reservoir on the Walawe River. Upon arrival, go for a safari drive and look out for the thriving elephant population. Search for other indigenous wildlife, such as buffalo, wild boar and sambar deer. Now the third most visited park in Sri Lanka, Udawalawe is also an important nature reserve for around 50 species of butterfly and many kinds of bird. Enjoy lunch at a local hotel in Udawalawe. Then journey back to Negombo, where you will be dropped off back at your hotel.
per adult from
11 to 12 hours
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Bottle Water 1l per person per day
- Entrances fees
- Safari Jeep
- Entry/Admission - Udawalawe National Park Safari
What's excluded :
- WiFi on board
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Udawalawe National Park Safari, Udawalawa, Sri Lanka
Created as a national park as a sanctuary for the wild animals displaced by the construction of the Udawalawe Reservoir and to protect the catchment of the reservoir. The national park covers an area of 30,821 hectares and ranges in an altitude of 330 ft. up to 1225 ft while the top of Ulgala is the highest point within the park. Officially named as a national park of Sri Lanka in the year of 1972, the Udawalawe National Park is the third most visited park in Sri Lanka.
Udawalawe being an important sanctuary for water birds and elephants, also houses several other wild animals within the park. Water Buffalo, Wildboar, Spotted Deer, Sambur Deer, Jackal, Samber, Black-naped hare, Mongooses, Bandicoots, Foxes, endemic Toque Macaque and Gray Langers are several of the other wild animals that could be spotted within the park. However, the Udawalawe National Park remains as one the best national parks in Sri Lanka to spot the Sri Lankan elephant. Roaming the park in herds of around 100 elephants, the park has an estimated total of 500 elephants while the high number of elephants in herds at Udawalawe is one of the major features of the national park.
In addition to the mind-blowing herd of elephants, the Udawalawe National Park is also home to a great variety of birds where Raptors are a highlight. In addition to the Raptors, Sri Lankan Junglefowl, Sri Lanka Spurfowl, Sri Lanka Green Pigeon, Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill, Sri Lanka Woodshrike and Sri Lanka Swallow are some of the endemic species of birds that can be spotted. Additionally, Spot-billed Pelican, Little Cormorant, Grey Heron, Indian Pond Heron, Cattle Egret, Great Egret, Little Egret, Intermediate Egret, Painted Stork, Woolly-necked Stork, Yellow-wattled Lapwing, Green Bee-eater, Crested Tree-swift are some of the other birds at the national park.
Located in the dry lands of Sri Lanka, the Udawalawe National Park consists mostly of thorny-scrubs jungles and grasslands. The Walawe river flows across the national park and the Udwalawe Reservoir is situated right at the heart of the park.
Duration: 3 hours
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up travels from any Hotel in Negombo.
Departure Time :9:00 AM
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Infants must sit on laps
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Face masks provided for travelers
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
- Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.