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Private Morning Safari (w/ pick up from Habarana)

By Lakpura LLC


Less than 1 day
Private trip
Price from USD$29 4,889.40 LKR per person
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 can see only a small fraction of the elephants you can see in the evening, but during this time you can expect to see endemic and migratory birds and other animals.
  • Half day Jeep Safari
  • Proffessional Jeep Safari Driver
  • National Park Entrance Fee
  • Park Service Fee + Park VAT Tax
  • Hotel Pickup & Drop off (Minneriya / Habarana)
  • Food and Drink
  • Additional pickup & drop off charges may apply for hotels in the area of:
  • Sigiriya
  • Dambulla
Same Price as What You’d Find Locally
Free Date Change ~ 3 Days Before
Community-Based Guides
Low Carbon Footprint
Always Available to Chat
Guaranteed Trip Even with 1 Guest

Meet your guide

Lakpura LLC

Lakpura Travels (Pvt) Ltd is a Sri Lankan tour operator that had been creating great Sri Lanka vacations and amazing Sri Lanka holidays for over 11 years with rave Reviews & Testimonials from hundreds of clients. Registered in 2008, Lakpura has been in operation ever since and has been accredited by the Tourism Development Authority of Sri Lanka.
11 years experience
Fluent English


Trips available daily
Nov 22
Nov 23
Nov 24
Nov 25
Nov 26
Nov 27
If you require an earlier date, please request to book.


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
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Enjoy the birds and other small animals of Kaudulla

  • 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.


Guest's Accommodation in Habarana
Guest's Accommodation in Habarana
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.

What others are saying

4.8 out of 16 helpful reviews
about 1 month ago on TripAdvisor
The whole day safari was unfortunately very underwhelming. Not really because of the lack of animals (even tho we just saw a few elephants in the first 2 morning hours, after that we drove around for 2 more hours basically seeing nothing) but because of the organization. The tour guide could not speak English at all and there was no plan which was told or shown us. We just hopped in the jeep and drove around. Then we parked the car somewhere and the driver took off for over 20 minutes to talk with his buddies. Didn't tell us what was going on (because he couldn't speak English..). For lunch he brought us 2 chicken and rice which looked really not good (chicken pieces with bone in rice) for 1600 rupies. After lunch we left.
lyb F
about 1 month ago on TripAdvisor
We have been met at our hotel and taken without delay strait into the park. Our guide Ruwan Kumara has made the trip a great experience for us. His knowledge of the wild life made it possible for us to see all we would have missed otherwise. A well trained driver turned of the engine whenever we stopped to watch animals (drives of other cars did not care as much) so we could enjoy the sounds with the sights. We have been dropped of at our hotel at sunset with great memories and experiences.
raquelp25, Portugal
about 1 month ago on TripAdvisor
Prabath was definitely one of the nicest people we met in Sri Lanka! He got in touch via WhatsApp after we booked the tour to arrange everything and already answered some questions we had. Then he picked us up earlier from the ETH, took us to lunch and then to the safari. He and the park ranger were a good team, both spoting the animals and talking to us, we had a really good time and saw lots of elephants, crocodiles, buffaloes and birds! In the end he even gave us a ride to his area so we could get a taxi, introducing us to his family while we waited. Really nice, trustworthy guy! Thanks Prabath!
Megan-Cheltenham, UK
about 2 months ago on TripAdvisor
It was poring with rain when we entered the park and didn’t really expect to see much wildlife, but fortunately within 5 minutes it stopped and out it came. The first small herd of elephants were happily munching away very close to the road, quite oblivious to us snapping away. Next we saw a Mongoose who posed just long enough for me to take a photo. After a perfect opportunity to snap a rather soggy Kingfisher, there was the usual posing Peacocks. Next another herd of elephants with a month old baby. We followed a single male elephant who I don’t think was too happy to see us so we rapidly continued to a lake and where we were greeted with the sight of a herd of Water Buffalo with a few very young ones. There were numerous water birds and the ever present Crocs. I’ve seen much larger Crocodiles in other national parks in Sri Lanka but I managed to snap four just in one photo. What we didn’t expect to see was a Jungle/Reed/Swamp Cat. Wow, what a lovely surprise. It was almost hidden in the bushes but we still managed a few photos and then it disappeared. On our way out of the park, we saw a Python crossing the road. Again something else we didn’t expect. This was the fourth national park we’d visited in Sri Lanka and yet again we weren’t disappointed.
drednev, UK
2 months ago on TripAdvisor
So much seen that I can't remember them all! Elephants in big and small groups. baby elephants and their mothers, a bull with enormous tusks....a troup of Macaque monkeys including a baby only days old clinging to Mum's belly.... and it goes on! We saw two sorts of eagle, peacocks, parakeets, Mina birds, bee-eaters, pine swallows and many more. Foxes and rabbits are twice the size of those at home in unbelievable experience! The guide and driver were both knowlegeable, helpful and very nice people....dare I say it, like everyone in Sri Lanka! A treat well worth the money!

Other Things to Know

Cancellation and Exchange Policy
Strict Cancellation Policy
You can be fully refunded for cancellations within 24 hours of booking. Other cancellations will not be refunded.
Flexible Date Policy
You can change your trip date once for free up to 3 days before your trip. Any date change will be subject to availability, and will not count as a cancellation.
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Drinking water
Light cool clothing
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