Tracking the Great Gathering of Elephants

Jeep Safari to witness the Great Gathering of Asian Elephants

DURATION OF EXCURSION :

MINIMUM  2 ½  TO 3 HOURS

 

LOCATION :

MINNERIYA / KAUDULLA NATIONAL PARK / HURULU ECO PARK

 

DISTANCE FROM HOTEL :

APPROX. 10 KM

 

TIME OF DEPARTURE :

1430 HOURS (2:30PM)

 

SAFARI TYPE:

PRIVATE SAFARI JEEP 

 

CAPACITY:

6 TO 4 GUESTS PER JEEP


INTRODUCTION TO THE PARK

A short drive less than thirty minutes from the luxury of Cinnamon Lodge Habarana, you arrive at the Minneriya National Park where wild elephants appear every evening during the season. Minneriya National Park, where the Elephant Gathering (a spectacle which was recognized as the 6th greatest animal spectacle by Lonely Planer) takes place at the height of late July, a staggering 300 elephants are seen across the receding waters of the Minneriya Tank.

Along with the Elephants, the park is host to other wildlife such as the Purple-faced Leaf Monkey, Toque Macaque, Sambar Deer, small herds of the Spotted Deer and other various species of birds, butterflies and reptiles.


*Season for Minneriya and Kaudulla National Park: June – October

*Season for Hurulu Eco Park: November - May


Excursion starting point -
Cinnamon Lodge Habarana

Route

  1. Route: Route: Route: Minneriya