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Private Morning Safari (w/ pick up from Sigiriya or Habarana)

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At a Glance

At a Glance

This 3 hours safari gives you a chance to see mostly Birds, other animals. View the famous elephants as they graze on the grasses growing on the tank bed. One can spot about 20% of the elephants seen during the evening safari. The entrance fee of the national park is not included in this option.

Details

4.0 hours
Private trip
Up to 12 persons

Activities

Hiking
Wildlife & Animals
Nature Walks
Elephants
Safari Tour
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Suitable For

Families with Kids
Solo Travellers
Couples
Small Groups

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You're an early bird, ready to explore the safari with all its inhabitants coming out for their morning walk. Spot birds, monkeys and even deers on this bumpy adventure!

What's included

What's included

  • Return Transfer from Minneriya / Habarana / Sigiriya
  • Private Safari Jeep
  • Professional Safari Game Driver
  • Jeep & Driver Entrance Fee
  • Entrance Fee (18 US$ per person + Tax)
  • Park Service Fee + Park VAT Tax
  • Food and Drink
  • Additional pickup & drop off charges may apply for Hotels in the area of:
  • Dambulla
  • Polonnaruwa
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Availability

Availability

Scheduled Trip Dates
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Prices shown in USD

Where You'll Meet

Where You'll Meet

  • Anywhere in Minneriya 15 mins before selected timeslot Details
  • Anywhere in Habarana 15 mins before selected timeslot Details
  • Anywhere in Sigiriya 15 mins before selected timeslot Details

What You'll Do

What You'll Do

This is a sample itinerary and may be weather-dependent.
Day 1: Hotel - Minneriya National Park - Hotel
Hotel - Minneriya National Park - Hotel

See mostly Birds like Peacock, Eagle, Pelicans, Parrots, Crane, Parakeet, Owl, Hornbill & etc. Also other animals like Deers, Wild Rabbits, wild boar, grey langers, purple-faced leaf monk, Fox & water buffaloes. View the famous elephants as they graze on the grasses growing on the tank bed. Can see about 20% of Elephants than Evening tour.

  • Anywhere in Sigiriya (Sigiriya, Sri Lanka) - 15 mins before
  • 05.30 am: Main Entrance of Minneriya National Park or Habarana Junction.
  • 06.00 am: Begin your game drive at Minneriya National Park.
  • 09.00 am: Finishing time of your Safari.

Meet your guide

Meet your guide

Minneriya Tusker Safari

Roshan is a very friendly, calm, informative and a safe driver. He is well informed about the wildlife endemic to the region and has an eye for detail when he drives through the bushes. He is in no haste, and ensures to show you as many animals and birds as possible on your safari. He has a sense of responsibility towards the environment and respect for wildlife.
10 years experience
Fluent English

What others are saying

What others are saying

4.2 out of 70 helpful reviews
connie1995, United Kingdom
07 Dec 2019
This was an amazing experience, we got very lucky with the weather and in the middle of a monsoon got a few hours of sunshine. You get so close to the elephants it's unbelievable and they don't seem bothered at all, they continue grazing at their own pace even with the little ones around mum. Most of my photos are on my camera so excuse the selfie! The guides are really knowledgeable about the wildlife and stop, wait until you have your photo and then drive on again. Be careful when you go up the watch tower as there are some snakes chilling up there but their only small and didn't even move when we went up
Newtravellersteph
05 Oct 2019
Although it rained while we were on this excursion it was still a fabulous experience. We saw heaps of elephants and were given plenty of time to watch and photograph them. Open keeps were great...until the rain came, our drive put the cover over quickly - although we got wet we still thoroughly enjoyed it.
cassandram4
28 Sep 2019
Roshan is an excellent driver and safari guide. He ensured that we saw as many animals as possible on our safari. He was ethical and respectful when seeing the animals, stopping at a distance. We had a great time. We also had him take us to Ritigala and Polonnaruwa. Highly recommended.
cassandram4
27 Sep 2019
Roshan is an excellent driver and safari guide. He ensured that we saw as many animals as possible on our safari. He was ethical and respectful when seeing the animals, stopping at a distance. We had a great time. We also had him take us to Ritigala and Polonnaruwa. Highly recommended.
bellajune, Australia
11 Aug 2019
Amazing tour, excellent driver and tour guide who had amazing sight into picking out the birds, lizards, golden jackal, crocodile, deer, monkeys giant squirrel and of course the wonderful elephants who walked between the cars. Very informative re the flora, highly recommend this tour, once in a life time exoerience.

Covid Policies and Practices

Covid Policies and Practices

Covid Cancellation Policy
If there are strict Covid-19 regulations that prevent you from going on your trip, you may get a full refund via Seek Sophie credits (can be used on multiple bookings with no expiry) or reschedule at no additional costs. Otherwise, we would do our best to help you reschedule in other cases. Read our full policy here.

Policies

Policies

Usual Cancellation Policy (for Non-Covid reasons)
Cancel for free 7 days before your trip starts. Cancellations after such date will not be eligible for refunds as Minneriya Tusker Safari would have paid for your trip’s logistics already.

Helpful Questions from Other Travellers

Q
What should I pack?
A
Camera
Cap /Hat
Drinking water
Light cool clothing
sunscreen
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