Udawalawe National Park safari and baby elephant feeding
An exciting day! See the orphaned elepahnts in the elephant transit home and watch them being fed. After this mount up on your safari jeep for a thrilling expedition into the Udalawale National Park with your experienced personal driver and your personal guide. This is where you will see many different types of animal including wild Sri Lankan elephants in their natural habitat, various birds of prey, lizards, monkeys, crocodiles, water buffalo etc. This is a day you will never forget!Itinerary
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Elephant Transit Home (ETH), 5km west of the Uda Walawe National Park entrance, Udawalawe National Park Sri Lanka
ELEPHANT TRANSIT HOME - The primary objective of the Elephant Transit Home is the rehabilitation of orphaned baby elephants and their release back to the wild. The orphanage was established in 1995 and is part of the Sri Lankan Department of Wildlife Conservation. They take orphaned baby elephants from all over the country. There are no boundaries in the transit home other than those between the wild elephants and the public. Wild elephants are also able to come and go as they please within the 33,000 hectares of the park. On average they feed around 40 orphaned elephants five times a day here and they do this as long as required before the elephants are released into the park itself as young adults. The 55 or so workers of the ETH do a fantastic job! . You can watch the baby elephants being fed and see their antics after feeding once they are out in their enclosure.
Duration: 30 minutesStop At:
Udawalawe National Park, Udawalawe National Park
UDAWALAWE NATIONAL PARK SAFARI - Udawalawe National Park is one of the most fascinating places in Sri Lanka. 33,000 hectares created in the 1970's to provide a sanctuary for wild animals displaced by the construction of the Udawalawe reservoir on the Walawe river, it lies on the boundary of Sri Lanka's wet & dry zones. Udawalawe is one of the most important habitats for the Sri Lankan Elephant and large herds can be seen roaming freely in the parkland. Whilst in the National Park, we will provide you with an exceptional wild animal experience!
From the safety of a converted 4 x4 with raised seats for the best possible view, our highly experienced driver knows where the wild animals spend their days and is able to get your safari jeep up close and personal to the action! Our experienced guide will then explain what you are seeing and describe why the animals behave the way they do in the wild .
On a typical day you can watch herds of Sri Lankan elephants, water buffalo, crocodile, deer, lizards, different varieties of water birds, crocodiles and maybe even a leopard! The open parkland also attracts different birds of pray and eagles can often be seen in the trees.
Duration: 3 hours
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Infant seats available"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
Duration: 8 To 9 Hours
Traveler pickup is offered
Udawalawe day Trip is organized by Sam Tours Sri Lanka for the Tourists who stay a Wadduwa And Kalutara areas Only.
We can only pick up from the hotels listed.
this tour starts early! Pick up is at 0500 am but it will be worth it! :)
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.