About Udawalawa

Udawalawe is the Sri-Lankan 5th national park that best rivals the savannah reserves of Africa. The park is in the dry lowlands of Sri-Lanka consist of dry zone scrub, grassland and lake. The park 30,821 hectares centre on the large Uda Walawe Reservoir, fed by the River Walawe. It’s undoubtedly the best place in Sri-Lanka to see wild Asian Elephants (Elephas maximus) throughout the year. There are about 500 elephants in the park and they often roam in herds of up to 100 also you can see wild buffalo, samba deer and leopards. A bird watching trip could result in over a hundred species in a day. Spot-billed Pelican, Little Cormorant, Grey Heron, Indian Pond Heron, Cattle Egret, Painted Stork, Woolly-necked Stork, Brahminy Kite, White-bellied Sea Eagle, Paradise Flycatcher, Crested Hawk-Eagle are some of the birds you can see in the park.