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1 Day Private Safari (Park Fees Included!)

By Shehan Safari

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From US$ 107.99
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At a Glance

At a Glance

Full-day game drive with an experienced safari guide. This is perfect for those who have arranged their accommodation in the area. Immerse in the wilderness of the park from 5:00 am to 7:00 pm; you will see a variety of wild animals.

Details

1 day
Private trip
Up to 12 persons
Strict Cancellation

Activities

Hiking - National Park
Wildlife - Elephants

Suitable For

Families with Kids

What's included

What's included

  • Return Transfer from Udawalawe
  • Game drives in customized luxury jeeps
  • National park fees
  • Binoculars
  • Picnic Breakfast
  • Picnic Lunch
  • Bottled Water
  • All taxes
  • Insurance
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Where You'll Meet

Where You'll Meet

  • Anywhere in Udawalawe: 05:00am

Availability

Availability

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What You'll Do

What You'll Do

This is a sample itinerary and may be weather-dependent.
Day 1: Udawalawe National Park
Udawalawe National Park

Today you will see elephants and other wildlife.

  • 05:00am - Pick-up at Anywhere in Udawalawe
  • 5.45 AM: Enter the park and try to spot elephants, birds, and other animals.
  • 10 AM: Take a break near the river
  • 2 PM: Have Lunch and continue the game drive
  • 7 PM: Return back to the hotel
  • 07:00pm - Drop-off at Anywhere in Udawalawe

Meet your guide

Meet your guide

Shehan Safari

Shehan’s Yala Safari specialises in Eco-Tourism adventures that take you into the heart of the Sri Lankan wilderness. Their staff are experts in the fields and are more than willing to share their knowledge on wildlife and photography with you. They use customized jeeps driven by their friendly English-speaking driver guides.
12 years experience
Fluent English
Community-Based
Litter-Free
Wildlife-Safe

What others are saying

What others are saying

4.8 out of 14 helpful reviews
Sanjay S
20 Aug 2018 on TripAdvisor
We selected this company as they offered exactly the safari we wanted to do. The communication with Shehan has been quick and easy and the whole trip has been organized within hours. We had a Full day safari at Yala national park. The guides who leaded us through the parks in Yala were excellent. They explained us many things about wildlife and Sri Lanka nature and were brilliant at spotting the animals which we would have missed without their competence. Overall we saw more game than we expected and we've been more than satisfied by the services offered by Shehan Safaris. We would happily use Shehan safaris again and highly recommend them to anyone planning a safari inYala, Bundala or Udawalawe. I have to give this excellent rating due to the professional service they offerd to us. We cant wait be back again.
SueDesai, United States
25 Jan 2018 on TripAdvisor
We did three tours with this company. Yala National Park, Udawalawe and Bundala. We had three different drivers but each of them went the extra mile to make sure we got the most out of the trip. We saw a variety of wild life in each park and they returned only once we were completely satisfied. Since we had kids they were sensitive about our needs of breaks, toilets etc. Excellent service
sanarafernando
17 Dec 2017 on TripAdvisor
We selected this company as they offered exactly the safari we wanted to do. The communication with Shehan has been quick and easy and the whole trip has been organized within hours. The guides who leaded us through the parks in Yala and Udawalawe were excellent.❤ They explained us many things about wildlife and Sri Lanka nature and were brilliant at spotting the animals which we would have missed without their competence. Overall we saw more game than we expected and we've been more than satisfied by the services offered by Shehan Safaris.❤
Amy J
02 Oct 2017 on TripAdvisor
Booked a 5 hour (half day) safari in Udawalawe last week and the safari took place today, timings were from 2pm-7pm and we felt we paid quite a fair bit of money to do this but we were really excited. When booking, they confirmed they would pick us up from our hotel (their office was only a 5 minute drive from our hotel) 2pm arrived and the driver hadn't arrived, at 2:10pm we decided to ring up to see where they were, the guy seemed abit surprised and asked which hotel we were at etc and said the guy was on his way. When driver finally appeared, my husband asked why were you late? Driver said 'we forgot' anyway finally on our way 2:30pm, arrive at national park ok and had 2 hours in the park, saw maybe 15 elephants at different points, water buffalo, peacocks and a couple of really small crocodile. At the minute Udawalawe is really dried up due to no rain all year and they're undertaking an invasive plant species clear up. We then left the park at 5:40pm and drove back to the hotel, driver took an unnecessary detour on the way back and made things longer but we were still back at our hotel just after 6:30pm. When making the booking I asked whether morning or afternoon were better and was told they were equally the same but now after going on the tour, I privately emailed the company and they said that everyone has to be out the park at 5:45pm so we were never going to get the full time that we paid for? Messaged the company privately and they just had excuses. Just disappointed that we spent so much money to feel like we've been robbed of an hour and to receive nothing but 'sorry for the inconvenience'. The driver was nice though and was very polite and patient and turned his engine off when near the elephant.
michaellQ7247MG, Germany
05 Mar 2017 on TripAdvisor
we will thank you for both very good safari´s in Yala and Udawalawe. A special thank you for our driver Wishwa. He was very friendly and involved. We enjoy the tours very much. He was very happy to show us all sorts of animals. We even saw three leopards. A lot of Elephants, Crocodile, monkeys and much more. Amazing. We can only recommend this tours with Shehan Safari.

Shehan Safari Policies

Shehan Safari Policies

Strict Cancellation Policy
As Shehan Safari 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
Binoculars
Casual clothing
Hat
Insect Repellent
Can you arrange transportation to/from Udawalawe National Park?

Yes sure! If you're coming from any other parts of Sri Lanka (e.g. Colombo) to Udawalawe National Park for your safari, or you need to head from Udawalawe National Park to any other parts of Sri Lanka after your safari, we can provide a private car transfer. This will cost US $60 per 4-person car, per one-way transfer. Please do indicate in your booking form if you require this transfer.

What safari duration should I go for?

Udawalawe is a small national park so if you're lucky to spot all the wildlife quickly, you only need a three-four hour safari (which is the most popular option). However, you might see different wildlife and different behaviour in the early morning compared with late afternoon, so if you're a keen photographer or a huge wildlife lover, you may want to do a full-day safari to maximise your chances of seeing the wildlife!

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