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Udawalawe National Park Safari

Udawalawe National Park has one of the highest densities of wild elephants in the world, making it a superb place for elephant lovers. Though Udawalawe is only a third the size of Yala National Park, you'll find up to 700 elephants here, almost double the numbers in Yala. Here, a half-day evening safari is best for elephant spotting.
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Can you arrange transportation to/from Udawalawe National Park?
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Yes sure! If you're coming from any other parts of Sri Lanka (e.g. Colombo) to Udawalawe National Park for your safari, or you need to head from Udawalawe National Park to any other parts of Sri Lanka after your safari, we can provide a private car transfer. This will cost US $60 per 4-person car, per one-way transfer. Please do indicate in your booking form if you require this transfer.
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What safari duration should I go for?
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Udawalawe is a small national park so if you're lucky to spot all the wildlife quickly, you only need a three-four hour safari (which is the most popular option). However, you might see different wildlife and different behaviour in the early morning compared with late afternoon, so if you're a keen photographer or a huge wildlife lover, you may want to do a full-day safari to maximise your chances of seeing the wildlife!
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How do I get there?
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The journey of the bus will be of about 5 to 6 hours to reach Udawalawe from Colombo. It is preferable to take a bus from Colombo which is bounded to Monaragala. It then stops at the Udawalawe junction. You may also hire private transportation, this is the most comfortable and a direct way to reach Udawalawe National Park from Colombo. A ride of a taxi will take approximately 4 hours to reach the destination.
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Do I need to go with a guide?
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Only park-registered jeeps are allowed to do game drives within Udawalawa National Park, so no private self-drives are allowed. All the options here will provide you with a park-registered jeep, and a great safari tracker who will spot the elephant and tell you fascinating stories!
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Do I need to train up?
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No walking necessary, just sit back and enjoy wildlife spotting!
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