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A Safari in Minneriya National Park

The call of the wild beckons nature lovers to a rendezvous with nature! Welcome to Elephant territory; get ready to witness hundreds of Elephants as they come to feed at the famous Minneriya Tank, historically important because it was built by the great King Mahasen in the 3rd century AD.

Elephant lovers are especially in for a treat during the “Elephant Gathering” which occurs during the dry season when large herds of over 150-200 elephants and sometimes as high as 700 gather at the Minneriya tank. Be one of the privileged few to join in this rare annual event known to be the largest Wild Elephant gathering in the whole of South Asia.

The rendezvous goes on… the valuable fauna includes 24 species of mammals, 160 species of birds, 09 species of amphibians, 25 species of reptiles, 25 species of fish and 75 species of butterflies, some endemic, others resident and migratory.

WOW! That’s a lot of wildlife in a day!