Renowned worldwide for its unique elephant sightings Udawalawe National Park lies on the boundary of Sabaragamuwa and Uva Provinces of Sri Lanka. The National Park was created to provide a sanctuary for wild animals displaced by the construction of the Udawalawe Reservoir on the Walawe River, as well as to protect the catchment of the reservoir. The reserve covers 30,821 hectares (119.00 sq. mi) of land area and was established in 1972. Before the designation of the Udawalawe National Park, the area was used for chena cultivation. The farmers were steadily removed once the National Park was declared.
The park is 165 kilometers (103 mi) from Colombo.
Did you know it’s the third most visited park in Sri Lanka? if not let us take you on a special game drive so you why!