Udawalawe short tour

Udawalawe National Park is a renowned wildlife sanctuary located in southeastern Sri Lanka. Spanning approximately 308 square kilometers, the park is known for its diverse range of wildlife, with a particular emphasis on elephants. It is home to over 600 elephants, making it a prime destination for observing these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. The park also hosts a variety of other animals, including sambar deer, water buffalo, Sri Lankan leopard, and numerous bird species.

The Morning Safari in Udawalawe National Park typically lasts from 6 am to 10 am, providing an exciting wildlife experience during the early hours of the day. Led by a knowledgeable guide, you’ll embark on a jeep safari through the park’s enchanting landscapes. 

The Afternoon Safari in Udawalawe National Park, from 3 pm to 6 pm, offers a captivating wildlife experience during the later hours of the day. Led by experienced guides, you’ll embark on a thrilling jeep safari through the park’s diverse habitats.


  • Accommodation in a double room with meals as mentioned on the itinerary
  • Transport in a private vehicle with an English speaking chauffeur
  • Daily supply of mineral water during excursions / sightseeing
  • Extras of a personal nature such as liquor, tips, laundry etc.
  • Meals not specified above
  • Service of a full time Naturalist
  • Air tickets, Visa & Travel Insurance
  • Optional Activities
  • Services not included in “Price Includes”
  • Entrance fees to the program

Tour Plan

1 Colombo to Udawalawe
  • Welcome by our representative at Colombo
  • Travel to Udawalwe (243 km, 4 h 15 min)
  • Udawalawe Evening safari 

As the temperature cools, the wildlife becomes more active, increasing your chances of spotting elephants, deer, wild boar, and various bird species. The afternoon light casts a golden hue over the landscapes, creating a mesmerizing ambiance for photography. With the tranquil surroundings and the opportunity to witness wildlife in their natural habitats, the Afternoon Safari in Udawalawe National Park promises an unforgettable adventure.

  • Overnight stay in Grand Udawalawe
2 Udawalawe to Colombo
  • Packed breakfast & Udawalawe morning safari 

The morning hours offer optimal chances to observe wildlife, including elephants, deer, and a variety of bird species. As the park comes alive, you’ll witness animals in their natural habitats and learn about their behaviours. The morning safari allows you to make the most of the favourable lighting conditions for photography and enjoy the tranquillity of the park before the heat of the day sets in.

  • Elephant Transit Home 

The Udawalawe Elephant Transist Home is a wildlife protection facility within Udawalawe National Park in Sri Lanka.

  • Travel back to Colombo 
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