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Elephant Watching

Sri Lankan elephants known as Aliya or Etaha (tusker) by locals are the most loved animal by Sri Lankans. The have a fascinating behavior to watch and has a great National value as a tourist attraction. There are many National parks around the country to see elephants. Pinnawala established and Udawalawe the world’s first elephant orphanages which take care of baby elephants who lost their way or injured in the jungle.

The travellers to Sri Lanka enjoy Watching and Photographing and riding on the elephants, Going on Elephent back Safaries in Jungle and Elephant Parades in Festivals.

Tribe of Elephant in Sri Lanka

  • Elephas maximus (Asian or Asiatic Elephant)
  • Elephas maximus maximus (Sri Lankan Elephant)

Watching Elephants at Conservation site

  • Pinnawala Elephant Orphanages
  • Udawalawe Elephant Transit Home

Watching Elephant in Elephant Safari in Sri Lanka

This exciting day tour is introduced by a team of experienced Wildlife Enthusiasts and specializes in the ultimate in Elephant Safaris, the largest mammal on land, to tread softly, silently and before you know it, will be in the midst of Elephants, in true elephant country; a rare, exciting and memorable adventure of a lifetime..Going for an elephant safari in Sri Lanka is an experience in itself. Elephant safaris involve a lot of thrill and enjoy event. Tourists are also allowed to observe the elephants and follow their activities throughout the day. As anybody takes an elephant safari, he gets a chance to be familiar with the nature and behavior of this mammal. It is a fascinating scene to observe herds of elephants in the national parks and protected areas. There are two way of Elephant safari in Sri Lanka.

Elephant Back Safari

An elephant back safari is not just a ride on the largest animal in Sri Lanka, it's an unforgettable experience where clients get to interact with the Elephants as well as enjoy a ride through wilderness areas and beautiful riverine scenery.

Elephant back safaris in Sri Lanka are one of the newest and most thrilling safari experiences in Sri Lanka. These safaris not only make it possible to view wildlife from the back of an elephant, but perhaps more importantly, provide the unique opportunity to share a day in the life of the elephant.

Safaris extend beyond just observing Elephants. You’ll enjoy a comprehensive tour encouraging one to learn and explore magical moments with many animals too, such as Leopard, Crocodile, Deer, Sloth Bear, Sambur, Water Buffalo, Mongoose, Monkey, Wild Pig, and many species of beautiful birds in the freedom of the wild.

Elephant Gathering Jeep Safari

Travellers to Sri Lanka can partake in a jeep safari that will take them as close as possible to the elephants without actually disturbing them. This presents a rare opportunity to observe the behaviour of these gentle creatures in the wild. It is a sight like no other to watch these large and majestic creatures make the long trek across to get to the areas where the water is availble.

In August and September, one can see the highest concentration of Elephants occur during ‘The Gathering’ a seasonal event which takes place at Minneriya National Park. In other parks, elephants can be watched throughout the year. In Uda Walawe, elephants are guaranteed, a promise which no other park in Asia can make

Jeeps for the safari can often be hired close proximity to the site and very important to ensure that they have good safari experience as the engine cutting is crucial for some close-up approaches. The guides are employed by the conservation and wildlife societies and must accompany all visitors to the park. Costs can adjust in accordance with govt. tax and we try to keep up to date.

The Sri Lankan Elephant is an herbivore. It eats grasses, leaves, bark, fallen fruits (such as wood apple) and palm leaves (like coconut leaf). Kitulpalm Tree is a favorite food. Large bulls need nearly 200 kg of food per day.

The historical range of the Sri Lankan Elephant includes all Sri Lankan eco-regions: lowland rainforests, montane forest and the Sri Lankan dry-zone forest (Habarana). Today the Sri Lankan Elephant is extinct from montane forest and occupies mainly dry-zone forests, although a small population lives in rainforests.

Most popular thunpath rela (Three elephants)

Most popular National Parks to watch wild elephant in Sri Lanka.

(The Sri Lankan Elephant population is now largely restricted to a few National Parks and Nature Reserves)
  • Udawalawa National Park.( World famous for its large Elephant populations)
  • Yala National Park(prime locations for spotting elephants.)
  • Wilpattu National Park(prime locations for spotting elephants.)
  • Minneriya National Parl(prime locations for spotting elephants.)
  • Wasgamuwa National Park( Elephants can be seen in very large numbers.)
  • Gal oya National Park(Best time to visit is between March and July.)
  • Habarana National Park(which has a huge population of Elephants.)
  • Lahugala National Park.
  • Iginiyagala National Park.
  • Kaudulla National Park.
  • Somawathi National Park.

Vist to Sri Lanka for your next holiday to enjoy this elephant paradise. We will be look after you with best care.