Minneriya National Park, Habarana

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The largest known meeting place for Asian elephants, Minneriya National Park provides the natural corridor amidst tropical dry mixed evergreen forests that attract herds of these wild creatures. Observe the largest mammal as it searches for food and water while making its way to the shores of a rainwater reservoir. Bring a pair of binoculars to examine more than 170 species of birds, like the woodsand piper, rufus woodpecker, or the lesser adjutant. The wildlife reserve also harbors many endemic amphibians and reptiles. Remember to keep a safe distance from the mugger crocodile, regardless of its relatively calm nature. Temperatures in the park can soar, so bring extra water. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Minneriya National Park by using our Habarana trip maker tool .
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  • We visited the park on a short 3/4 he safari trip. We saw lots of interesting birds. The highlight was the elephants. There were around 150 that we saw in total and it was amazing to see them in the w...  more »
  • We been few times to Minneriya, Always guaranteed to see elephant if you go right time of the day. Be aware of the safari truck mafia  more »
  • Had a lovely tour Went around 3pm saw one water buffalo and then lots of elephants Bumpy roads. Lots of dust and dirt which is understandable you are in nature and the paths/road is dirt because your ...  more »

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