Category: Places to See elephants in Sri Lanka

Maduru Oya National Park

Maduru Oya National Park-Sri Lanka Maduru Oya National Park was designed to protect the immediate catchments of five reservoirs developed under the Accelerated Mahaweli Development Programme. This is located 265km away from Colombo , in the districts of Ampara Buddulla and Polonnaruwa and spans the border between Eastern and Uva provinces. A community of Vedda [Continue]

Galoya National Park

Galoya National Park- Sri Lanka   Galoya National Park is situated in the southeast of Sri Lanka and to the west of Ampara. This was established with the intention of protecting the catchment areas of Senanayake Samudraya and several other reservoirs. The elevation of the park varies from 30 m to about 900 m Danigala, [Continue]

Lunugamwehera National Park

Lunugamwehera National Park   Image Courtesy |Mammalwatcher Lunugamwehera National Park is situated 261 km southwest from Colombo. It was declared a national park with the intention of protecting the catchment area of the Lunugamvehera reservoir and wildlife of the area and it is also a corridor for elephants to migrate between Yala National Park and [Continue]

Minneriya/ Habarana

Minneriya’s tank is the reason why elephants head here in the dry season after the monsoon has finished. This National Park and Kaudulla are linked by a corridor which benefits both parks. There is forest, scrub, grassland and rocky outcrops, home to many mammals including the highest concentration of elephants in Sri Lanka. The dry [Continue]


The prime function of Udawalawe Elephant Transit Home within the National Park is to take in. rehabilitate and release elephants back into the wild. Elephants do remain an endangered species and this facility that was founded by the Department of Wildlife Conservation in 1995. Once calves are five years old they can be released with [Continue]

Wasgmuwa National Park

Wasgamuwa in Central Province 225 km from Colombo is known for its large elephant herds. It became a National Park in 1984 having been a nature reserve for some years previously. The driest period in the Park are between July and September. There is forest and grassland and some elevation. There are 150 elephants which [Continue]

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