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Minneriya Park Elephant Safari

Moragaswewa, Sri LankaPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Amila

3 hours
Includes drinks, transportation
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

(SKU: LK50B01C00) We will start the Jeep tour from the main entrance of the Park near the car park. Firstly, your driver will escort you to Park ticket counter for you to purchase the relevant entrance tickets to enter the park.

Once we go through the standard process of entry into the park, we will venture into the untamed wild of Minneriya which is infamous for the Elephant Gathering.

Soon we will make our way to the banks of the stunning Minneriya Reservoir. You will get to see groups of crocodiles resting in the banks or swimming about the lakes, vibrant birds of prey going fishing and also many other birds and animals including herds of elephants visiting to quench their thirst and take a rest.

The sight of elephants is the real treat at Minneriya and their unique scent is a good indicator to choose the trails where you are guaranteed to see as many Elephants as possible.

Upon completion of the tour, we will bring you back to the entrance of the Park.
Other things to note
Once you meet us at the car park to get on your jeep, you driver will conduct the tour in the best routes for elephant spotting while also sharing valuable information on the animals you see.
(SKU: LK50B01C00) We will start the Jeep tour from the main entrance of the Park near the car park. Firstly, your driver will escort you to Park ticket counter for you to purchase the relevant entrance tickets to enter the park.

Once we go through the standard process of entry into the park, we will venture into the untamed wild of Minneriya which is infamous for the Elephant Gathering.

Soon we will make our way to the banks…

Amila's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Water Bottle per person
  • Transportation
    Your jeep driver is a local of the area and is great at elephant tracking a...
From $25
/ person
Mon, Jan 25
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
$25 per person
$25 per person
Tue, Jan 26
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
$25 per person
$25 per person
Wed, Jan 27
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
$25 per person
$25 per person

Meet your host, Amila

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 39 Reviews
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I am the founder and CEO of Lakpura. I lead a team dedicated to providing cost-effective, value-added solutions to travelers and tourists visiting Sri Lanka.

I work with a team of naturalists and driver-trackers who have immense experience in conducting Minneriya/Kaudulla/Hurulu Safaris. There's no situation we are not prepared for, no trail we haven't experimented with.

We take great pride in providing guests with the best safari experience inside the parks, providing efficient service with the help of Airbnb
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Where you'll be

The park is renowned as a prominent stopover for wandering elephants searching for food during August and September the dry season, Minneriya national park attracts up to 300 giants from the neighboring national parks. Enjoy the flicker of Monkeys swinging through the branches and search the forest for the sights of the majestic Elephant, Sloth Bear, Mongoose, Spotted Deer, Sambar Deer, Water Buffalo, Porcupine, and the Indian Pangolin.

Rated 4.77 out of 5 from 39 reviews.

Dominik
March 2020
Very personal experience with the arranged tour by Amila. We really got a personal relationship to our Jeep Driver and the special expert from the national Park, which none of the other booked Tour has. Can highly recommend, when you‘re in Sri Lanka. Amila is Really on Fire to arrange the best tour for you!
Very personal experience with the arranged tour by Amila. We really got a personal relationship to our Jeep Driver and the special expert from the national Park, which none of the…
Robert
February 2020
We had a great afternoon with Amila, he had fantastic knowledge of the park and the wildlife and was able to talk about the animals we saw. We saw a lot of elephants, eagles, parakeets and water buffalo. A great afternoon out, would definitely recommend!
We had a great afternoon with Amila, he had fantastic knowledge of the park and the wildlife and was able to talk about the animals we saw. We saw a lot of elephants, eagles, parak…
Andrea
February 2020
Amazing experience !!!! The team was really knowledgeable on where the elephants could be and turned off the Jeep whenever we were close so we wouldn’t disturb them. Great adventure , I was extremely happy all the time.
Maciej
February 2020
Great experience, our guide was very good and told us a lot about animals and a park we visited. We saw around 20 elements, some approached our car and monkeys eagles, peacocks. I really recommend a tour with Amila.
Maksim
December 2019
We had a nice safari with one of Amila's drivers. He came to pick up us from the place we were and drop us off at our guest house after. The communication was easy through the messages. Driver was taking a good attention about the situation in the national park. Which allowed us to see lots of birds, some monkeys and of course the elephants. It could be a bit more informative but understand that not all the people has a good english. But I was waiting for some more conversations.
We had a nice safari with one of Amila's drivers. He came to pick up us from the place we were and drop us off at our guest house after. The communication was easy through the mess…
Ann
September 2019
Really enjoyed the experience, it was nice having someone there who knew what they were talking about - it helped us maximise our experience on the safari!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

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Binoculars