An all-inclusive, afternoon private Jeep safari in Udawalawe National park, The Best Place to see Elephants in Sri Lanka.
If you desire to see the best of Elephants, then Udawalawe safari is where you should be heading for. It is considered as one of the best destinations to see herds of Asian Elephants, both adults and young, an estimated 500 elephants in herds of 100, as they roam through the park, feeding on the scrub jungle, marshes and grasslands or enjoying themselves bathing and playing gleefully in the water.
The Udawalawe National Park has recorded 94 plant species, 21 fish, 12 amphibians, 33 reptiles, 184 birds (33 migratory), and 43 mammals in addition to 135 species of butterflies. This includes Elephants (250 being permanently resident) which are the major attraction. It also offers visitors the opportunity to see other animals such as Sambar Deer, Sri Lankan axis deer, Golden Jackal, Monkeys such as toque macaque and the tufted grey languor, Wild Buffalo, Water Monitor, Fishing cat, Wild Boar, Asian Palm Civet the elusive Leopard and many species of birds both endemic and migratory in their natural habitat. So in terms of the number of animals, one could see during a safari jeep tour in Udawalawe, a safari tour in Udawalawe National Park provides you good value for your money spent on a Safari Jeep Tour in Udawalawe National Park.
The park is considered a birders haven with endemics such as the Red faced malkoha, Lanka grey hornbill; Brown capped babbler, Sri Lanka spur fowl amongst many rare migrants such as white wagtail and the black capped kingfisher. Flocks of water birds such as the Cormorants, Eurasian spoonbill, Black headed ibis, Asian open bill, and Painted stork live in and around the reservoir. The open areas of the park are seen to attract birds of prey such as white-bellied sea eagle, crested serpent eagle, grey-headed fish eagle, booted eagle and the changeable hawk-eagle. Udawalawe safari is a must for bird watching enthusiasts during their tour in Sri Lanka.
The afternoon safari in Udawalawe National Park starts at 3 PM and finishes at 6 PM. This is an all-inclusive Jeep safari and one of the most popular safari tours in Sri Lanka to see Elephants in close quarters. The regular pick-up time will be 2.30 PM from Udawalawe area hotels. All Jeeps are equipped with an Icebox and a free pack of light refreshments.
During the afternoon safari in Udawalawe National Park, our key focus will be spotting herds of Elephants in addition to other species such as Spotted Deer, Crocodiles, Samber Deer, and many varieties of birds. For the keen bird watchers, we focus on birds too in this afternoon safari in Udawalawe National Park.
We offer free pick up and drop from all hotels in Udawalawe areas for this afternoon safari in Udawalawe National Park.
Itinerary of afternoon safari in Udawalawe National Park,