From Ella: Udawalawe National Park Safari Tour

4.8 / 5

6 reviews

Activity provider: Ella day Tours

From Ella: Udawalawe National Park Safari Tour

Activity provider: Ella day Tours

From US$ 130 per person

Enjoy an unforgettable safari tour at Udawalawe National Park, a sanctuary for many Sri Lankan wild animals. See the beautiful elephants and a diverse range of species with the assistance of an expert guide.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup from hotel in Ella, Bandarawela, Wellawaya, or Koslanda.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Experience a private jeep safari inside Udawalawe National Park
  • Enjoy the beauty of Sri Lanka's wild elephants
  • Explore the vast wildlife including jackals, deer, and native monkey
Full description
Start the day with a convenient pickup at your hotel and head for the Udawalawe National Park. Situated on the boundary of Sabaragamuwa and Uva Provinces, this will be around a 2-hour drive from Ella. The national park was created to provide a sanctuary for wild animals, particularly those displaced by the construction of the Udawalawe Reservoir on the Walawe River. After arriving at the park, get on board a private jeep to begin the safari with your guide. Get you up close to the amazing attractions at the national park, including elephants, spotted deer, monitor lizards, and sambar deer. Also found are wild boar, the common langur, jackal, toddy cat, and the endemic Toque macaque monkeys. The Udawalawe National Park safari is ideal for all elephant and animal lovers. The wildlife has great diversity and many spectacular animals can be seen while on the safari tour: The Sri Lankan leopard has even been know to roam here.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • National park fees
  • Private jeep safari
  • Food
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • National park fees and private jeep safari are included in the ticket price
  • Food will not be provided. Please bring cash for lunch
  • Tips are not included in the ticket price
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

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Great experience. It was our first safari experience with elephants so up close in their natural habitat. We saw peacocks, birds, and other small animals too. Our guide was great. He picked us up from our hotel and made a few stops on the way so we could try a variety of Sri Lankan desserts and snacks.

January 29, 2023

Our guide, Dinuka, was superb! He did everything to make sure my mom and I were taken care of, entertained and getting a good value for our tickets. He got us local fruits and snacks on the way, told us a bunch of interesting facts on the way to and from the park, and was an expert in identifying all the amazing animals we saw. We even got to feed bananas to an elephant outside the park! 10/10

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December 17, 2021

I chose this program because I saw in the advertisement, that there are hundreds of elephants in this national parc. Unfortunately the weather was too rainy, lets say stormy on that day and because of this reason I could not see so many elephants. This program was scheduled in the afternoon and how I' ve just mentioned before, it was raining. But in the morning was sunny, so why I was disappointed, that why the agency did not organize this trip in the morning, instead of the afternoon. I know, you can never count with the weather, but if they check the weather forecast before, they could have seen that in the morning was sunny and in the afternoon was between 80 to 100 % chance to rain ... I was the only person on this tour, and I was available in the morning too, so I don't understand why the agency did not recommend to me this tour in the morning.

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February 12, 2020

Product ID: 286755