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We are Plonnaruwa-based safari specialist company/tour operator in North-Central of Sri Lanka since 1990. more

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Before you go

When you're going to book, all information is essential. Please read below very carefully and if you have a question or need help deciding which park best suits you, just contact us email.

  • Best time to go
  • Booking in Advance
  • Local Payment
  • Tipping
  • Nature of Tours
  • Fitness and Clothing
  • Camping Style
  • Hotel Transfers
  • Booking Conditions

  • Best time to go
    Most of the safaris we offer are available all year around but safari condition is a little bit different from each season. This chart indicates the optimum months to visit each park. However it doses not illustrate the climatic variations which occur, so it is important to ask us the latest information for the complete picture of the likely weather conditions.

  • Kaudulla National Park
  • All year around. Especially June to November is suitable. (September and October are best) Rainy season is October to January.
  • Minneriya National Park
  • All year around. Especially June to November is suitable. (September and October are best) Rainy season is October to January.
  • Hurulu Eco Park - Habarana
  • All year around. Especially January to April is suitable.
  • Wasgamuwa National Park
  • All year around. Especially January to May is suitable. Rainy season is November to January.
  • Polonnaruwa Private Park
  • June, July, August, September, October, November. (Camping is available only on June to November) Rainy season is October to January.

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    Booking in advance
    Our company is small and normally can give quick arrangement by urgent order. However many are booked far in advance of their departure date. To avoid disappointment we urge you to book early. Many dates during the more popular holiday times will always be booked up early because we are also responsible for the big group from many travel agencies. If you plan on traveling during a major holiday period, book in advance.

    When you book online all correspondence is done via email. Please ensure you keep all correspondence relating to your online booking. And note that telecommunication/internet problems occur in Sri Lanka. We guarantee the quick response but sometimes we canft contact you, please understand in advance. For further information use our How to book link located on the left of the web site.
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    Local Payment
    Local payment is required on all services we offer on the website. This must be paid to your tour chief driver or staff at the end of your tour in US Dollars cash or Sri Lanka Rupees. Travellers Cheques, credit cards and other currencies will not be accepted. And we donft prepare small changes, please pay without changes. You can find ATMs in many banks in Polonnaruwa and exchange at hotel. (*National Park entrance fee is NOT included for your tour payment. We request guests to pay national park entrance fee by themselves at the park. We take you to the park ticket office at the entrance. At that case, National@Park@Offices accept both Sri Lanka Rupees and US Dollars. Please refer here about the entrance fee)
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    Tipping
    To avoid embarrassment and save your money all safari tours and jeep hires operate a tipping kitty. Please allow cash locally Rs.500 (USD also acceptable) to the driver per jeep per your group of the safaris, and Rs.500 (USD also acceptable) to the chief staff per person of the camping safari over night.
    *Note: In the National Park, sometimes the park ranger staff will get on your jeep together. They will help to find animals and advise road conditions. However you DO NOT need to pay tip to them. Because your entrance ticket include their service charge.
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    Nature of the Tours
    Safaris are adventurous. You must understand there is an element of personal risk which you must be prepared to accept. Only on this understanding can clients be accepted on any safaris on this website. Local conditions are not always predictable. To travel in Sri Lanka and enjoy it, you need a relax attitude with your sense of humor. By the very nature of traveling in remote areas there are unforeseen challenges to overcome and passengers must have a taste for adventure. Occurrences such as poor road conditions, extreme weather conditions etc., can be frustrating and affect the operation of a tour and cause unavoidable delays. Please remember, we are in Sri Lanka and things do not always run to plan. We will do our best to minimize inconvenience but cannot accept responsibility for these matters which are clearly beyond our control. So make sure that we cannot payback your tour price even though you cannot find elephants.
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    Fitness and Cloth
    None of the safari activities we offer require special training or skills, just a reasonable level of fitness and a willingness to participate. If you are in any doubt contact your doctor for advice. As a general guideline, clothing should be long-slaves and long-pants protected from jungle plants and insects, but not necessary, you can be just about as casual as you like.
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    Camping Style
    Our offering camping is serviced style where safari staffs prepare the camp fully and all you have to do is relax and enjoy! And our camp is also ewild f camp by tents in place where there are no established camp site. Facilities for washing and toilet are limited. No shower room but you can also enjoy natural bath in the lake near by camp. You do not need bring your own sleeping bug.
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    Hotel Transfers
    We pick you up at your staying hotel/guest house and get you back to same place after tours. This service applies only to accommodations located in Polonnaruwa/Giritale/Minneriya area (Not in Habarana and others) If you would like to make you drop at the next destination out of Polonnaruwa/Giritale/Minneriya. We can do with extra charge. Please ask us in advance.
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    Booking Conditions
    Our booking conditions form the basis of our contract with you. When booking online it is important that you have read the booking conditions and accept them on behalf of all members of your party by whom you are duly authorized to make this agreement. For further information use our Booking Conditions link located on the left of the web site.
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