We offer a half day private tour in Minneriya national park. Our safari Jeep will pick you up at your hotel and drop you back at the hotel. Your private safari can start in the early morning or in the afternoon till closing time of the park. The price is for 1 to 5 people. Our safari drivers are familiar with the park so that they can find as many animals as possible for you to see.
Minneriya national park is located in the dry zone of Sri Lanka, and it’s a perfect choice if you’re visiting Sigiriya, (which you should). It’s one of the most important bird areas in Sri Lanka. It has an interesting elephant story…
According to the wardens, one elephant lost her baby due when pregnant due to being hit by a jeep, so as revenge, she rammed into over 15 tourists since then.
As part of Sri Lanka’s elephant corridor, large numbers of elephants migrate across the country to Minneriya every year. Known as ‘The Gathering’, as many as 300 come to the park’s reservoir in the largest meeting of Asian elephants anywhere in the world.
Birds: 160 species of birds which is why it’s an important bird area
Mammals: It’s recorded there is 24 different types of mammals in the park including, Sri Lankan elephant, deer, purple-faced langur and toque macaque monkeys among others.
Reptile: 25 reptiles including Painted-lip lizard, Saltwater crocodile, Indian python, Asian water monitor, among others.
Fun fact, this national park safari has over 25 species of butterflies!
People tend to take a Minneriya national park safari for the chance of seeing elephants and monkeys. So if you’re a fan of both, then this is a good spot. A good time to take a Minneriya national park safari is July to September as that’s when the elephants flock there.
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