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Minneriya National Park -Safari


Minneriya National Park -Safari

Minneriya National Park is dominated by the ancient Minneriya tank and best known for the famous elephant gathering and abundant birdlife. Minneriya National park is one of the best places in the country to see wild elephants. Dominated by the ancient Minneriya Tank, the park has plenty of scrub, forest and wetlands in its 88.9 sq km to provide shelter for toque macaques, sambar deer, buffalo, crocodiles, leopards and abundant birdlife aswell. The dry season, from May to September, is reckoned to be the best time to Elephants, which can number 200 or more, come to feed and bathe during what is known as ‘the Gathering’. However, it’s also possible to see large numbers of elephants here at other times of year too.

Suitable for children:

Recommended for 3 years and above. Car seats will not be provided.


Approx. 03h (Depending on interest, not inclusive of travel time)



What to wear/bring:

Light and comfortable clothing, sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat


Guided visit. If unaccompanied by a guide a tracker can be arranged.

Good to know:

Visit done in a Safari Jeep. Can see upto 350 elephants on a good day. Depending on the movement of elephants, we will propose nearby Kaudulla National Park or Eco Park

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