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Private Morning Safari (w/ pick up from Habarana)

By Lakpura LLC

Overview

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 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.
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What's included

From US$ 29 5,267.41 LKR per person
  • 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
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Transport

Pick-up
05:15AM
Guest's Accommodation in Habarana
Drop-off
09:45AM
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.

Availability

Trips available daily
Feb 26
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Feb 27
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Feb 28
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Feb 29
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Mar 01
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Mar 02
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Bookings should be made at least 3 days in advance. View the full calendar to request other dates.

Itinerary

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

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.

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.
12 years experience
Fluent English
Community-Based
Litter-Free
Wildlife-Safe

What others are saying

4.8 out of 16 helpful reviews
Cyberpete2019
11 Oct 2019 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
09 Oct 2019 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
07 Oct 2019 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
23 Sep 2019 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
19 Sep 2019 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 England.....an 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!

Lakpura LLC Policies

Strict Cancellation Policy
As Lakpura LLC 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

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

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