Walking With Wolves
Elephant Minneriya National Park

MINNERIYA SAFARI

$30 US

Or call +94 768 769 227

MINNERIYA SAFARI

Overview

Minneriya National Park
Elephants gathering around the Minneriya reservoir

The Minneriya national park was established in 1997. It is an 8,800-hectare area of forest concentrated around a 2000-year-old reservoir. The reservoirs that were built by the ancient kings of Sri Lanka throughout the dry zone have for millennia supported not just human life but vast numbers of animals as well.

During the dry months of August to October, Minneriya, and the adjoining Kaudulla National Park become the stage for one Sri Lanka’s most spectacular wildlife events. Lush grass that emerges from the receding waters of the Minneriya reservoir attracts large numbers of Elephants. They can be seen in a super-herd of up to 300 – 400 Elephants, making it the largest gathering of Asian Elephants in the world!

Other rare mammals like the Sloth Bear and Grey Slender Loris are also frequently seen within the park. It is also a good place to spot many of the common mammals of Sri Lanka such as Wild Buffalo, Spotted Deer, Grey Langur, and Wild Boar. The park also has a population of Leopards although sightings are not very common. The reservoir and the surrounding grassy plains provide ample opportunity for spotting many species of wading birds as well as raptors such as the Grey-headed Fish Eagle and the White-bellied Sea Eagle.

Rate

30USDper group

Group Size : 1 – 6 pax

What's included?

  • 3 – 4 hour Jeep ride inside NP
  • Experienced Walking With Wolves driver/ tracker
  • Pick up & drop off from hotel (Habarana area)

Hire a Walking With Wolves naturalist for $25 US per group

  • For an additional $25 US per group, you can hire a Walking With Wolves naturalist.
  • All our naturalists are fluent English speakers and very enthusiastic about teaching people the flora and fauna that you may encounter during your safari.
  • They also act as an extra tracker/ spotter
  • With our naturalist, you will also be getting a pair of binoculars to use, field guide books for reference and copies of telescopic photographs and videos of wildlife encounters from your safari.

What's NOT included?

  • Entrance tickets for National Park. (Tickets can be purchased at the entrance gate)
  • Meals and refreshments

Pickup & Drop location

  • Habarana Town
  • From the hotel (if in or around Habarana town)

Starting time

  • Morning session: 6.30 am
  • Evening session: 2 pm (BEST TIME TO VISIT THE PARK)

Duration

  • 3 – 4 hours inside the park

What to bring

  • Breakfast/ Snacks
  • Water
  • Binoculars.

READY FOR YOUR ADVENTURE?

Book your MINNERIYA SAFARI trip now, or call us at +94768769227 for an inquiry.

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