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Udawalawe Safari Day Tour from Galle

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Tour Details

Explore the Best of Udawalawe National Park

Experience the thrill of witnessing elephants up close with our Udawalawe Safari Day Tour, departing from Galle. Udawalawe National Park is renowned for its large elephant population and is an ideal destination for wildlife enthusiasts. This exciting day trip promises an unforgettable adventure amidst Sri Lanka’s natural beauty.

TOUR STARTGalle/Hikkaduwa/Bentota/Mirissa
TOUR ENDGalle/Mirissa/Hikkaduwa/Colombo
Private air-conditioned vehicle
Private English-speaking driver for the entire journey
Guidance to locations
All government taxes
All travel expenses are covered, including highway tolls, fuel, and parking
Entry fees for the attractions and activities
Guide/driver tips

Tour Itinerary


Departure from Galle

  • Our driver will pick you up from your hotel in Galle early in the morning. The drive to Udawalawe National Park takes approximately three hours, offering scenic views along the way.


Arrival and Lunch

  • Upon arrival in Udawalawe, enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant recommended by our driver. This is the perfect opportunity to relax and prepare for the safari ahead.


Visit Udawalawe Elephant Transit Home

  • Before embarking on your safari, visit the Udawalawe Elephant Transit Home. Managed by the Department of Wildlife Conservation, this facility cares for baby elephants before releasing them back into the wild. Visit during feeding times to see these young elephants being cared for and fed.


Safari Game Drive

  • Around 3 PM, start your safari in Udawalawe National Park. Spanning 30,821 hectares, the park is home to around 400 elephants. During the 3 to 4-hour game drive, you’ll have the chance to see herds of elephants, water buffalo, water monitors, sambar deer, monkeys, and a variety of birds. Occasionally, you might even spot a leopard.


Expert Guidance

  • Our knowledgeable nature guides will accompany you on the 4WD open-top safari, ensuring you don’t miss any of the park’s wonders. Their expertise will make the experience both educational and exciting.


Return to Galle

  • After the safari, depart from Udawalawe around 6 PM. Relax during the drive back to Galle, arriving at your hotel in the evening.

Highlights of the Tour

  • Elephant Spotting: Udawalawe National Park is one of the best places in Sri Lanka to see elephants in their natural habitat. Watch these majestic creatures feed, bathe, and play in the water.
  • Diverse Wildlife: Besides elephants, the park is home to water buffalo, sambar deer, crocodiles, monkeys, and numerous bird species, making it a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts.
  • Scenic Drive: The journey from Galle to Udawalawe offers picturesque views of Sri Lanka’s countryside, adding to the overall experience.
  • Educational Experience: Visiting the Udawalawe Elephant Transit Home provides insight into the conservation efforts and the rehabilitation of orphaned elephants.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long is the drive from Galle to Udawalawe National Park?

The drive takes approximately four hours each way.

What time does the safari start and end?

The safari starts around 3 PM and ends at approximately 6 PM.

What animals can I expect to see during the safari?

You can expect to see elephants, water buffalo, water monitors, sambar deer, monkeys, various bird species, and occasionally, leopards.

Is the visit to the Elephant Transit Home included in the tour?

Yes, a visit to the Udawalawe Elephant Transit Home is included in the tour, where you can see baby elephants during feeding times.

What should I bring on the safari?

We recommend bringing sunscreen, a hat, comfortable clothing, a camera, and binoculars for the best experience.

Embark on our Udawalawe Safari Day Tour from Galle for a memorable wildlife adventure in Sri Lanka. Book your tour with Lanka Tour Experts today and experience the beauty of Udawalawe National Park!

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