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Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort is a modern four-star hotel which lies just ten minutes away from the entrance to the park.

Set in just over three hectares of lush tropical gardens the hotel spreads across two separate buildings that are linked by an overhead bridge with a winding waterway below. Well-appointed bedrooms and suites are housed in one building while a spacious restaurant is in another. The gardens are scattered with tall tropical trees that attracts numerous birds and the occasional monkey. There are 79 bedrooms and suites spread across three wings they each open on to their own private terrace or a balcony with a garden view. In-room facilities include air conditioning, overhead fan, satellite TV and all the other facilities one would expect of a hotel this standard including a swimming pool and a separate children’s pool.

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This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

Elephants, Blue Whales & Leopards

This superb 10-day wildlife itinerary takes you to see Sri Lanka’s big three. See huge herds of elephants on wildlife safaris in Udawalawe National Park and some of the world’s largest leopards at Yala, before continuing to the south coast to see charismatic blue whales on boat trips at Mirissa.

  • When to go: Nov-Apr
  • Duration inc. flights: 10 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,795 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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Udawalawe National Park

Walawe Reservoir and Udawalawe National Park comprise an area of open plains and hills at the foot of the Kaltota Escarpment. The park is good for elephants with herds of 50 to 60 individuals regularly seen and game drives are in open-top jeeps, accompanied by local wildlife guides.

  • Where: Sabaragamuwa & Uva Provinces
  • Ideal for viewing: chital, Asian elephant, sambar, wild boar, rusty-spotted cat
  • Excellent for: Birdwatching