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Morning Jeep Safari

By Mathisha Jeep Safari

Overview

Less than 1 day
Private trip
In this 2.5 to 3 hours tour, spot the elephants that assemble on the banks of the Kaudulla Reservoir during the dry season. Can see about 20% of Elephants than can be seen during the Evening tour. Expect to see endemic and migratory birds and other animals.
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Trip Inclusions

From US$ 31.66 5,750.06 LKR per person
  • Half day Jeep Safari
  • Proffessional Jeep Safari Driver
  • National Park Entrance Fee
  • Park Service Fee + Park VAT Tax
  • Hotel Pickup & Drop off (Minneriya / Habarana)
  • National Park English speaking Guide (depends on availability)
  • Food and Drink
  • Additional pickup & drop off charges may apply for hotels in the area of:
  • Sigiriya
  • Dambulla
  • Polonnaruwa
  • Anuradhapura
  • Kandy
  • Triconmalee
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Transport

Pick-up
05:00AM
Guests Accommodation
Drop-off
10:00AM
Guests Accommodation
Other Notes

For a better experience, it is recommended to enter the park early morning before other many jeeps arrive. Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 – 60 minutes prior to the start time of the safari. Kindly contact us to verify your exact pick up time.

Availability

Trips available daily
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Bookings should be made at least 3 days in advance. View the full calendar to request other dates.

Itinerary

Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Hotel - Kaudulla National Park - Hotel
Hotel - Kaudulla National Park - Hotel

See mostly Birds and other animals. View the famous elephants as they graze on the grasses. Can see about 20% of Elephants than Evening tour.

  • 05.00 am: Pick-Up from your hotel or Main Entrance of Kaudulla National Park or Habarana Junction.
  • 06.00 am: Begin your game drive at Kaudulla National Park.
  • 8.30 - 9.00 am: Finishing time of your Safari.

Meet your guide

Mathisha Jeep Safari

Vijith is a very friendly and knowledgeable guide. A safari specialist holding an experience of 10 years now. He is very conscious of being respectful to the wildlife and respects the animals privacy. A solution provider and flexible driver who can adjust as per the guests requirements.
11 years experience
Basic English

What others are saying

4.9 out of 15 helpful reviews
SmokeinEurope, Netherlands
02 Nov 2019 on TripAdvisor
We booked Mathisha for 3 days, starting with a Safari in Kaudulla and following days included a trip to Polunaruva and the transfer to Kandy. The Safari was an amazing experience: he recommended the best time to visit the Park and we saw 164 Elefants (counted by our daughter) some of them really close up! We totally recommend to anyone booking the safari tour with Mathisha! His service was great: he stopped to buy typical Sri Lanka treats for us such as Ginger cookies or corn on the hub, he pointed out sight seeing spots on the way and had great knowledge of wildlife. One day, he provided free WiFi! Travelling longer distances such as from Sigiriya to Pollunaruva with a Jeep during rain season is for sure great fun, if you however wish more comfort or space for luggage, than you might choose a different vehicle (seat belts provided for 3 seats).
tamsing2016, Australia
01 Nov 2019 on TripAdvisor
We had a great day on this tour despite the terrible weather ( it is rainy season so was expected) The pick up time was flexible after several communications and luckily it was, because our time in Sigiriya was affected by some serious rain. However we got to climb the amazing rock which incredible. Our driver Madushan was lovely although his English was very limited and this prevented any communication about the need to change plans due to the weather etc We got to Kaudulla at 1pm and joined up with another Jeep. At first we were worried we were too early as most safaris recommend a later afternoon start but in spite of the rain we got up close to the wonderful elephants seeing more than 100 in the next 3 hours. When we left the park at 4pm it was v busy with lots of other jeeps. This safari is well worth doing and although we were disappointed with the inability to communicate with our driver we had a great day. However to note if you are hoping to see other animals this safari appears to see the elephants only- well worth it though
berndm1990
06 Oct 2019 on TripAdvisor
Mr. V. Kumara has made a great job! You can ask him whatever you want, he has an answer. The safari-tour was sensational and our host/ guide has explained so many things so that everyone can understand. He made some jokes and it was real fun, he speaks english fluently. If the plan for the day changes a little bit, he can react flexible, so he finds a solution. So thank you for this great experience, V. Kumara!! :) Greetings from Germany Bernd (Frankfurt a.M.)
Seannyroz, UK
05 Oct 2019 on TripAdvisor
We chose Vijith based on his excellent reviews and were were not disappointed. He took us on safari at a time where it was very quiet and not many other jeeps which allowed us to get to the best places without competition. He is also able to spot animals we were not able to spot and allowed sufficient time to capture them. We would fully recommend him to anyone looking for a guide who doesn't hassle you and is very easy to talk to. He will try and please your every needs. Vijith thank you for everything.
HelenAyeMaung
04 Oct 2019 on TripAdvisor
We went on this safari on an afternoon in September. The jeep was really comfortable and was great to take the roof off and look out through the top when we got there. We saw loads of wildlife, over 50 elephants, water buffalo, monkeys and birds. Our driver was really friendly and knowledgable and got us really close to some of the animals, but was very conscious of being respectful of the wildlife and respecting the animals privacy. Our 3 year old had a great time!

Other Things to Know

Cancellation and Exchange Policy
While we understand that plans change, we also have to be fair to each supplier, who needs time to prepare logistics for your trip such as manpower, food, permits, and more.
Strict Cancellation Policy
As Mathisha Jeep Safari pays for your trip’s logistics in advance, you can only cancel for free within 24 hours of your booking, provided that this is at least 2 weeks before your trip starts.
Flexible Date Policy
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.
Packing list for the trip
Camera
Cap / Hat,
Drinking water
Light cool clothing
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