Minneriya National Park Safari From Dambulla
This safari takes you on an exclusive ride through the Minneriya National Park which is highly famed for its elephants and wildlife. The three-tour options allow you to select whether you wish to watch wildlife during their morning activities, evening activities or even throughout the day.
- Hotel pickup & drop-off from/to Dambulla in the Safari Jeep.
- Safari Jeep with the service of an English speaking driver (Also your tracker).
- 1 Liter of bottled mineral water per person.
- All taxes & service charges.
- Entrance fees to Minneriya National Park.
- Food or drinks.
- Gratuities (Optional).
- Expenses of personal nature.
What to Expect
You will be starting your safari from your hotel in Dambulla at 01.30 pm. Your chauffeur will be picking you up from your hotel and driving you to Minneriya National Park.
The park has many land types and growth. Wetlands mix in with agricultural land and rocky outcrops, and forests walk hand in hand with scrublands. This also means that the types of wildlife and birds that live in the park or visit it are quite varied. You may get to see a crocodile or even an extremely rare grey slender loris if you’re lucky. A little herd of deer may visit the Minneriya reservoir as you watch early in the morning. If you plan your safari to the months of August, September or October you might get a chance to see the elephant congregation named the ‘Elephant Gathering’ with its collective number of over 150 elephants in one place. It’s said that the elephants arrive from all surrounding areas for this gathering annually.
If you opt for the evening safari, which is the best time to see this park, you can also see the elephants taking their daily bath and watch the many different kinds of birds heading off to their nests at the end of the day.
After the safari, you will get back to the hotel by 06:30 pm, completing your tour.