Minneriya National Park Safari


Minneriya National Park Safari

Mineriya National Park is a park in the North Central province of Sri Lanka designated as National Park in 1997. Originally it was a wildlife sanctuary declared in 1938. Wildlife and the Minneriya tank are well protected now. Minneriya tank in this Park was built by King Mahasena in the 3rd century A.D. During the dry season this is a feeding ground for the elephant population dwelling in the area.

The fauna in the park include about 24 species of mammals, 160 species of birds, 9 species of amphibians , 25 species of reptiles 26 species of fish and about 75 species of butterflies. Tourists visit Minneriya largely because of elephants specially during the dry season July to October. This park is an important habitat for 2 endemic monkeys of Sri Lanka. Herbivorous animals like sambar deer and axis deer also frequent the park. Rare and endangered species such as Sri Lankan leopard and Sri Lankan sloth bear inhabit this park. Minneriya reservoir is an important habitat for large water birds resident as well as migratory birds. Lots of animals gather at this reservoir duo to water shortage during the dry season.

Half Day Safari

Morning Safari

Tour Starts at 6.00 AM

Half Day Safari

Evening Safari

Tour Starts at 3.00 PM


We provide luxury safari jeeps with experienced drivers will take care for your half day safari.We make your safari with below mentioned facilities.

  • Safari Jeep (Private)
  • Proffessional Safari jeep Driver
  • Park Entrance Fee
  • Park Service Fee + Park VAT Tax
  • Free pick up and drop from hotels near Minneriya

Wear light, cotton clothes such as T-shirts, Shorts/trousers which will help you be comfortable whilst traveling in the park. It is best to wear dark colored clothing that blends with the environment. Colors in shades of dark green, beige, brown and gray are good options. Bringing along a hat is also recommended.

Bring your longest lens! That said, the Park and its surrounds affords many landscape opportunities and so a combination of lenses will be useful. A bean bag or tripod/mono-pod will also be handy for long lenses, although room for a tripod inside the vehicles may be limited, and will depend on how many people are present. Given the dusty conditions, also bring an extra pillow case or the like to cover your equipment when not in use.


  • Shout
  • Take anything from the park
  • Disturb the animals in any way
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