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Udawalawe, Sri Lanka

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Udawalawe National Park is one of Sri Lanka's most popular national parks in the country, famous for it's elephants and home to a wide range of mammals, birds, reptiles and fish.

A herd of about 250 elephants reside in the park along with animals such as the rusty-spotted cat, the Sri Lankan leopard, sloth bears, deer, wild boar, water buffalo and mongoose. We were lucky to see a whole range of them as well as monkeys, birds and lizards.

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We stayed at the nearby 'Green Park Safari House' which was comfortable. Our hosts arranged for a 3/4 day jeep tour leaving early and provided us with lunch which was handy. It was just the two of us with a patient guide to showed us all corners of the park, a stunning place to be. On the way out, we stopped in at the Udawalawe Elephant Transit Home which looks after abandoned elephant calves within the park.

We arranged for a driver to take us all the way to Galle, via Tangalle in the afternoon. Tangalle is located in the south and is renowned for great beaches - unfortunately the persistent rain and cloud made it a little difficult to see for ourselves!

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Posted by TheNomadWay.com 17:00 Archived in Sri Lanka

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