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Minneriya National Park is a wonderful place to see elephants in the wild.

Jeep safari to see wild elephants

Set around a 3rd century reservoir, Minneriya is a haven for wild elephants and a jeep safari here will bring you close to the large herds as they come to the water to drink.


Birdlife in the park is excellent with the Ceylon fish owl and sea eagle amongst the species you may see.

This park’s location allows it to be easily combined with visits to Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya.

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Start planning your tailor-made trip to Minneriya National Park by calling one of our Sri Lanka specialists on 01993 838 335

Suggested Minneriya National Park itinerary

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Minneriya National Park, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of Minneriya National Park

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