Udawalawe national park is located approximately 200 km south-east of Colombo city. The 30,821 hectare dry zone game park has an annual rainfall of 1,524 mm and an average temperature of 29.40C. It is most famous for the many elephants that live there (about 400 in total). During a visit, it is not unusual to see whole herds adults and young, feeding and bathing or playing in the water! In addition to this main attraction, the park is home to many water buffalo, water monitor lizards, sambar deer, monkeys and the occasional leopard, as well as being an exciting location for bird enthusiasts. A 4WD open-top safari is the only way to see all the wonders this protected reserve has to offer, and our experienced and knowledgeable nature guides will make this an unforgettable experience.
Bird Watching, Hot Air Ballooning (outside the park), Participatory Camping/Luxury/Super Luxury Movable Camping, Special Study Tours for Flora and Fauna, Wildlife Safaris, Catamaran Rides (outside the park), Feeding time at the Udawalawe Elephant Transit Home.