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Private Morning Safari (w/ pick up from Sigiriya or Habarana)

By Minneriya Tusker Safari


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. During the mornings you are more likely to see other animals rather than elephants. Expect to see endemic and migratory birds and other animals. The entrance fee of the National Park is not included in this option
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Trip Inclusions

US$ 28 5,084.79 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 (12 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 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 - 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.

  • 05.30 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.
  • 09.00 am: Finishing time of your Safari.
  • 09.30 am: 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

4.4 out of 40 helpful reviews
28 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
11 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.
hardik2024, India
28 Apr 2019 on TripAdvisor
As we entered we saw single elephant...went further another single elephant our child was getting more curious our guide said wait will show you more in hundreds...and as we entered main Jungle we could see Hundreds of Elephants with Baby elephants and we were Happy but we need to be careful as they can aggressive..we also saw some birds...
15 Apr 2019 on TripAdvisor
Wowee! We joined an elephant jeep safari on the very first day our holiday and it was truly the best experience I could have had. Having loved elephants all my life this trip was heaven. Of course, there were lots jeeps, tracking the roaming elephants and it did seem intense at first, as we were so excited at trying to spot them in the vast reserve. But we finally came across a group of 50+ elephants grazing with their young and we did not disturb their peace. It was wonderful to watch them so close up. I will never forget this experience.
Kaytie66, UK
28 Mar 2019 on TripAdvisor
We had a fantastic experience on our 2.5 hour safari - we saw several herds of elephants, a bull elephant, a pregnant elephant and a baby elephant. We even saw an elephant with a tusk which isn’t very common in Sr Lanka. The driver was great and the vehicle comfortable. This had been pre arranged by our tour guide so I’m not sure which company we went with but we started at a hotel called Cinnamon Lodge. Obviously there is always a risk you might not see the elephants... but certainly one worth taking.

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.
Flexible cancellation policy
As Minneriya Tusker Safari pays for your trip’s logistics in advance, full refunds will only be for trips cancelled 5 days 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
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Drinking water
Light cool clothing

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