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Minneriya National Park Shared Safari

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Rambawilla, Sri Lanka

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Watch for elephant, leopard, crocodile, and other native wildlife on a 3-hour private safari drive in Minneriya National Park. Traveling by private 4x4, explore the forests, marshlands, scrub, and reservoir lake for everything from elephants to Sri Lankan leopard, sloth bear, deer, monkeys, aquatic birds, and other creatures. Choose an early morning or afternoon departure, and enjoy return transfers if your hotel lies within 3 miles (5 kilometers) of the gate.
  • Private 4x4 safari in Minneriya National Park
  • Choose an early morning or afternoon safari
  • Park entrance fees at own expense
  • Price per vehicle, including pickup and drop-off at hotels within 3 miles (5 kilometers) of park entrance
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4x4 Safari Jeep (Maximum of 6 Passengers per jeep)
Experienced Driver (Also your tracker)
Free Pickup/Drop off from/to any location within the radius of 5 KM from the Park Gate
Water Bottle Per Person
All Taxes and Service Charges
Hotel pickup and drop-off if outside of 5km of park entrance gate
Entrance fees for Jeep-only bookings (entrance fees to be paid in cash)
Food and drinks
Gratuities

Departure Point

1: Minneriya National Park, Maradankadawala-Habarana-Thirukkondaiadimadu Highway, Rambawilla 50150, Sri Lanka
2: Minneriya National Park Ticket Office, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka

Traveler pickup is offered
Park Gate of Minneriya National Park

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Book a morning or afternoon safari and travel independently to Minneriya National Park. Alternatively, if your hotel lies within a 3-mile (5-kilometer) radius of the entrance, enjoy a pickup and transfer to the gates.

Head inside (own expense), meet your driver-guide, and board your private 4x4 — complete with rollaway top for open-top viewing in good conditions — and begin your safari. Composed of forest, marshlands, scrubland, and a vast reservoir lake, Minneriya’s diversity makes it a haven for many species, from elephants to birdlife.

Follow the tracks, watching for everything from the elusive Sri Lankan leopard and sloth bear to elephants, monkeys, water monitors, deer, and saltwater crocodiles, and at the reservoir, look for birds like the painted stork, pelicans, and cormorants.

In the early morning, you may see deer by the water while late afternoons may bring sightings of elephants enjoying their daily bath and birds returning to their nests. If you’re here from August to October, you might also see the ‘Elephant Gathering,’ when up to 150 elephants congregate in what seems to be an annual ritual.

Your safari ends at the park gate, or if you’re staying within 3 miles (5 kilometers), with a hotel drop-off.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Minneriya National Park
This intensive safari experience will give you the chance to go on a game drive through the Minneriya National Park, famed for its elephant gatherings. In addition, your safari guide you will help you catch sight of a number of flora and fauna native to Sri Lanka. Avid birdwatchers will love this safari as well.You will be travelling in a rough terrain (4WD) game vehicle. About the Park: The Minneriya National Park first began its operations in 1938 as a Wildlife Sanctuary, and later in 1997 it was designated as a national park. Situated in the dry zone, the park receives between just 1500 - 2000 millimeters of annual rainfall.The wildlife in the park include 24 species of mammals, 160 species of birds, 9 species of amphibians, 25 species of reptiles, 26 species of fish, and 75 species of butterflies.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Price is per vehicle
  • A maximum of 6 people per vehicle
  • Not recommended for children 5 and under
  • Please Advise which safari would you like to go on when you making the booking.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Lakpura LLC

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Minneriya National Park Shared Safari?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Minneriya National Park Shared Safari.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Minneriya National Park Shared Safari?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Minneriya National Park Shared Safari.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Minneriya National Park Shared Safari?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Minneriya National Park Shared Safari.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Minneriya National Park Shared Safari?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Minneriya National Park Shared Safari.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Minneriya National Park Shared Safari?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Minneriya National Park Shared Safari.

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