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At a Glance

At a Glance

Less than 1 day
Private trip
The best time to spot elephants in this park is from August to December, as they start migrating from Minneriya National park to Kaudulla during this period. If you’re lucky, you might even spot the endangered rusty spotted cat trying his luck at fishing for its supper.

What's included

What's included

From US$ 68 12,801.05 LKR
  • Private Safari Jeep (Private)
  • Professional Safari Game Driver
  • Entrance Fee
  • Jeep & Driver Entrance Fee
  • Park Service Fee + Park VAT Tax
  • Food and Drink
  • Additional pickup & drop off charges may apply for Hotels in the area of:
  • Polonnaruwa
  • Anuradhapura
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Transport

Transport

Free - Return Transfer from Sigiriya / Dambulla / Habarana / Minneriya
  • Return Transfer from Anywhere in Sigiriya
    Pick-up: 05:30am; Drop-off: 10:00am
    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 free pick up is available from Minneriya, Habarana, Dambulla or Sigiriya.
  • Return Transfer from Anywhere in Dambulla
    Pick-up: 05:30am; Drop-off: 10:00am
    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 free pick up is available from Minneriya, Habarana, Dambulla or Sigiriya.
  • Return Transfer from Anywhere in Habarana
    Pick-up: 05:30am; Drop-off: 10:00am
    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 free pick up is available from Minneriya, Habarana, Dambulla or Sigiriya.
  • Return Transfer from Anywhere in Minneriya
    Pick-up: 05:30am; Drop-off: 10:00am
    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 free pick up is available from Minneriya, Habarana, Dambulla or Sigiriya.

Availability

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

Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary and may be weather-dependent. Start/end times may depend on transport chosen.
Day 1: Hotel - Kaudulla National Park - Hotel
Hotel - Kaudulla National Park - Hotel

View the famous elephants as they graze on the grasses as they migrate here from other surrounding National Parks

  • 05:30am - Pick-up at Sigiriya
  • 05.30 am: Main Entrance of Minneriya National Park or Habarana Junction. 06.00 am: Begin your game drive at Kaudulla National Park. 11.00 am: – Finishing time of your Safari.
  • 10:00am - Drop-off at Sigiriya

Meet your guide

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

What others are saying

5.0 out of 13 helpful reviews
laura martin-eagle
03 Mar 2020 on SeekSophie
Asanka was amazing! He was very friendly and knowlegeable. His love for his job really showed. He stopped whenever he saw any animals or lizards or birds - such a keen eye! We stayed for the sunset and he gave us more time than we paid for. It was a memorable trip. I wish him well!
TheHonestBadger, UK
15 Sep 2019 on TripAdvisor
We booked a safari trip through our hotel in Sigiriya and Asanka was our guide. He really was fantastic throughout the trip and very knowledgeable/ caring for the animals and the environment. Asanka took us to Kaudulla national park and we saw many animals there including elephants, giant squirrel, Buffalo, crocodiles and a variety of birds just to name a few. I’d highly recommend Asanka to anyone wishing to do a safari trip as he’s highly knowledgable, very respectful and a genuinely nice guy to spend half a day with!
Christian R
09 Sep 2019 on TripAdvisor
Wow. Reviews don’t lie. Asanka was the best of the best when it comes to safari in Sigiriya area. We are so glad we chose to visit Kaudulla park with him. He was so communicative and easy to plan with via what’s app. We selected our timing needs and he gave us a very fair price. He picked us up the following day and we joined with one other traveler for our safari. He was so knowledgeable and had a fantastic eye for spotting all sorts of animals - crocodiles, 2 various types of eagles, peacocks, roosters, iguanas, monkeys, it was amazing. In terms of the elephants he was so respectful with the animals which was a relief because many drivers were so inconsiderate- driving fast and close to the elephants where you could tell the animals were fearful. He always got us as close as possible but with consideration for the animals- very slow and cautiously. When they were walking and migrating he stayed back instead of zooming close like all these other rude drivers because he told us if we stay they will walk right in front of us- and they did!!!!!! Magical. He knows is stuff and has a heart of gold. Highly highly recommended. Thank you Asanka!!
demarkov1, Argentina
26 Aug 2019 on TripAdvisor
We met him in the streets around Sigiriya and after talking for a while we realized he was the type of guide that we look for. Respectful for the nature and environment, passionate about what he does and thoughtful as he tries to avoid crowds at any cost. He picked us up (group of 4) 13.00 sharp, and we stayed in the park, literally until the last minute (we went out 17.59, as he would have a penalty of no-admission for 7 days if he gets out after 18.00). The first hour we were the only jeep of a road, looking for lizards, deers, sgiant squirrels, gray langurs, macaques, eagles, etc. Then he went near the Kaudulla lake were we saw a couple of males together and then a heard of around 100 females and cubs. We were completely alone and then 2 more jeeps joined us (of the 230 that were at that time inside the park, Asanka has an app to check that). After spending some good time there, he warned us that the next spot may be crowded, as it is where the big heard are and where all the jeep rush into to see them. It was a lucky day for us, as we saw a heard of 300 elephants, in different families, with around 10 other jeeps. We suggested some friends to go and the very next day they saw a small family of maybe 20-30 elephants, surrounded by the same amount of jeeps. It’s nature and every day is different. Guide-wise, we would totally recommend him!!
baasbees, Netherlands
25 Aug 2019 on TripAdvisor
We have had a splendid tour with Asanka at Kaudulla National Park. From the beginning you could feel that he was also enthusiastic to go look for animals. What an unique experience we had when we were at 5 metre distance of a big male Tusker! Just the elephant and our jeep - truly amazing. Remarkable qualities of Asanka: - while driving he is very capable of spotting animals - passionate and has his own thought of what a safari should be like - a cheerful and happy person, easy-going! - takes his time and wanta you to be happy with his tour Asanka, keep up the great work!!

Safari with Asanka Policies

Safari with Asanka Policies

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.
Change of Date
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.

Other Things to Know

Other Things to Know

Packing list for the trip
Camera
Cap /Hat
Drinking water
Light cool clothing
Sunscreen
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