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Private Evening Safari (w/ pick up in Sigiriya or Habarana)

By Minneriya Tusker Safari

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You appreciate an ethical approach of experiencing the wildlife! Our guide holds a great deal of respect and appreciation for our animals and loves to share his passion.


Less than 1 day
Private trip
Evening Jeep Safari Tour give you a chance to see mostly larger elephant gathering than Morning tour as they come out of the forest to eat grass on the banks of Minneriya Tank & drink water. Also for the daily bath. See other birds and animals also. The National Park entrance fee is not included in this option.

Trip Highlights

Minneriya Water Tank
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What's included

US$ 28 5,085.59 LKR per group (max group size of 12)
  • Private Safari Jeep (Private)
  • Professional Safari Game Driver
  • Jeep & Driver Entrance Fee
  • Free Hotel Pickup & Drop off (Habarana/ Sigiriya or Minneriya)
  • Entrance Fee (18 US$ per person + Tax)
  • Park Service Fee + Park VAT Tax
  • Food and Drink
  • Additional pickup & drop off charges may apply for Hotels in the area of:
  • Dambulla
  • Polonnaruwa
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Guests Accommodation (Habarana, Sigiriya or Minneriya)
Guests Accommodation (Habarana, Sigiriya or Minneriya)
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.


Trips available daily
Feb 26
Feb 27
Feb 28
Feb 29
Mar 01
Mar 02
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 - Minnerya National Park - Hotel
Hotel - Minnerya 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.

  • 02.30 pm: Pick-Up from your hotel or Main Entrance of Minneriya National Park or Habarana Junction.
  • 03.00 pm: Begin your game drive at Minneriya National Park.
  • 06.00pm: Finishing time of your Safari.
  • 06.30 pm: Drop off

Meet your guide

Minneriya Tusker Safari

Roshan is a very friendly, calm, informative and a safe driver. He is well informed about the wildlife endemic to the region and has an eye for detail when he drives through the bushes. He is in no haste, and ensures to show you as many animals and birds as possible on your safari. He has a sense of responsibility towards the environment and respect for wildlife.
9 years experience
Fluent English

What others are saying

4.1 out of 30 helpful reviews
connie1995, United Kingdom
07 Dec 2019 on TripAdvisor
This was an amazing experience, we got very lucky with the weather and in the middle of a monsoon got a few hours of sunshine. You get so close to the elephants it's unbelievable and they don't seem bothered at all, they continue grazing at their own pace even with the little ones around mum. Most of my photos are on my camera so excuse the selfie! The guides are really knowledgeable about the wildlife and stop, wait until you have your photo and then drive on again. Be careful when you go up the watch tower as there are some snakes chilling up there but their only small and didn't even move when we went up
05 Oct 2019 on TripAdvisor
Although it rained while we were on this excursion it was still a fabulous experience. We saw heaps of elephants and were given plenty of time to watch and photograph them. Open keeps were great...until the rain came, our drive put the cover over quickly - although we got wet we still thoroughly enjoyed it.
27 Sep 2019 on TripAdvisor
Roshan is an excellent driver and safari guide. He ensured that we saw as many animals as possible on our safari. He was ethical and respectful when seeing the animals, stopping at a distance. We had a great time. We also had him take us to Ritigala and Polonnaruwa. Highly recommended.
bellajune, Australia
10 Aug 2019 on TripAdvisor
Amazing tour, excellent driver and tour guide who had amazing sight into picking out the birds, lizards, golden jackal, crocodile, deer, monkeys giant squirrel and of course the wonderful elephants who walked between the cars. Very informative re the flora, highly recommend this tour, once in a life time exoerience.
Samsam802, United Kingdom
10 Apr 2019 on TripAdvisor
We did the elephant safari and enjoyed it immensely there where lots of elephants and monkeys, it was very rough terrain in places so beware if you have back problems. The trip was probably 3 hours and maybe a little to long in the afternoon sun with no toilet breaks . All in all very good

Minneriya Tusker Safari Policies

Flexible cancellation policy
Cancel for free 5 days before your trip starts. Cancellations after such date will not be eligible for refunds as Minneriya Tusker Safari would have paid for your trip’s logistics already.
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

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

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