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Waulagoda, Hikkaduwa

Udawalawe Safari

Day Excursions

5:00 AM: Departure from Weleges Place Hotel, Hikkaduwa.

8:30 AM: Arrival at Udawalawa National Park Visitor Center.

  • Welcome and Briefing:
    • Introduction to Udawalawa National Park, its flora, fauna, and conservation efforts.
    • Safety guidelines and rules during the safari.

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Udawalawa National Park Morning Safari.

  • Guided Safari Experience:
    • Embark on a thrilling safari adventure through the wilderness of Udawalawa.
    • Explore diverse ecosystems, including grasslands, forests, and wetlands.
    • Encounter majestic wildlife, such as elephants, leopards, deer, water buffalo, and various bird species.
    • Opportunities for photography and wildlife observation.
    • Expert insights into animal behavior and habitat conservation.

12:30 PM: Lunch Break at a designated picnic spot within the park.

  • Enjoy a delicious packed lunch amidst the natural surroundings of Udawalawa National Park.

1:30 PM: Departure from Udawalawa National Park to the Elephant Orphanage.

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM: Visit to the Elephant Orphanage.

  • Educational Tour:
    • Learn about the conservation efforts to protect and rehabilitate orphaned and injured elephants.
    • Witness feeding sessions and interact with the gentle giants under the supervision of experienced caretakers.
    • Gain insights into the daily routines and challenges faced in elephant conservation.
    • Optional opportunities for elephant bathing and interaction (subject to availability and park regulations).

5:00 PM: Departure from the Elephant Orphanage back to Weleges Place Hotel, Hikkaduwa.

8:30 PM: Estimated arrival at Weleges Place Hotel, Hikkaduwa.


  • The itinerary is subject to change based on weather conditions, park regulations, and other unforeseen circumstances.
  • Guests are advised to wear comfortable clothing, sturdy shoes, and bring sunscreen, hats, and water bottles for the safari.
  • Camera equipment and binoculars are recommended for optimal wildlife viewing and photography.
  • Respect wildlife and follow the instructions of the tour guides and park authorities for a safe and enjoyable experience.
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