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Sunset Elephant Safari (BEST TIME to go!)

By Safari with Asanka

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You're an avid animal lover! Take the chance to spot the infamous elephants enjoying their evening meal at sunset, graced by the presence of other animals of the safari.


Less than 1 day
Private trip
Evening Jeep Safari gives you a chance to see mostly larger elephant gathering compared to Morning Jeep Safari. Also other animals like Deers, water Buffalo, Crocodile, Iguana, Monkeys as well as birds like peacock, pelican, Eagles & etc. If there are very fewer elephants in Minneriya National Park, as an alternative we go to Kaudulla National Park without an additional fee as the elephants keep migrating between these parks.

Trip Highlights

Minneriya Water Tank
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Trip Inclusions

From US$ 26.66 4,840.85 LKR per person
  • Private Safari Jeep (Private)
  • Professional Safari Game Driver
  • Entrance Fee
  • Jeep & Driver Entrance Fee
  • Park Service Fee + Park VAT Tax
  • Free Hotel Pickup & Drop off (Habarana/Sigiriya/ Dambulla)
  • Food and Drink
  • Additional pickup & drop off charges may apply for Hotels in the area of:
  • Polonnaruwa
  • Anuradhapura
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Guest's Accommodation
Guest's Accommodation
Other Notes

Hotel pickups commence approximately 15 – 30 minutes prior to the start time of the safari. Kindly contact us to verify your exact pick up time. Please note that pick up is free from Sigiriya, Habarana, Dambulla or Minneriya area.


Trips available daily
Feb 22
Feb 23
Feb 24
Feb 25
Feb 26
Feb 27
Bookings should be made at least 3 days in advance. View the full calendar to request other dates.


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

View the famous elephants as they graze on the grasses growing on the tank bed. Perhaps you’ll spot any of the park’s diverse wildlife, including deer, wild buffalo, wild pigs, grey langers, purple-faced leaf monkeys, porcupines and assorted birds.

  • 02.00 pm: Pick-Up from your hotel or Main Entrance of Minneriya National Park or Habarana Junction. 02.30 pm: Begin your game drive at Minneriya National Park. 05.00 – 05.30 pm: Finishing time of your Safari
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Meet your guide

Safari with Asanka

Asanka is the most passionate guide, very kind and funny, and you can really see he loves and knows his job perfectly. He is well informed about the Asian Elephant’s behaviour, habitat, and their surrounding wildlife. Respecting the elephants, he does not drive too close and also tries his best to avoid the massive crowd of jeeps.
5 years experience
Basic English

What others are saying

5.0 out of 1 helpful reviews
Lisa a
18 Jul 2019 on TripAdvisor
We were really lucky that our hotel booked a safari with Asanka for us. We went to kaudulla national park since the elephant herds migrate between kaudulla and minneriya national park. We didn't expect such an in depth experience on our safari. Asanka didn't just show us the elephants of the national park, but all kinds of wildlife we never would have spotted without him, including water lizards, kingfishers, monkeys and so on. he also knows his stuff about the animals and taught us a lot. Asanka really took a lot of time to make sure we got a good look at the elephant herd and all the other animals. he also told us a lot about his little village near Sigiriya, showed us some Sri Lankan street food and just managed to provide a great experience. We highly recommend booking a safari with him, if you want a real wildlife experience rather than just racing from elephant to elephant taking some pictures.

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 Safari with Asanka 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
Cap /Hat
Drinking water
Light cool clothing

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