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Sri Lanka is a land of multiple attractions; from beaches to scenic landscapes, the options are limitless. However, if your idea of exploring Sri Lanka involves experiencing the wild side of the country then you must visit the various wildlife destinations here. The island nation is considered as one of the top biodiversity hotspots in the world. When talking about the wildlife of Sri Lanka, there is no better way to explore it than an Elephant Safari.

A ride on this majestic beast is a thrilling experience. These Elephant Back Safaris not only make it possible to view wildlife from the back of an elephant, but perhaps more importantly, provide the unique opportunity to share a day in the life of an elephant.

Best Elephant Safari Experience in Sri Lanka The tamed elephants are accompanied by mahouts carrying a lightweight spear, to control the animal in case of an emergency. Elephant Back Safaris allow the riders to be familiar with behavior of the elephants. Here are some of the best places to experience the best Elephant Safari in Sri Lanka.

Elephant Back Safari at Habarana Located 210 km north east from Colombo, Habarana is the transit point to experience herds of wild elephants at the Minneriya and Kaudulla National Park. Habarana is a popular location among the wildlife enthusiasts and nature tourists. Best time to enjoy Elephant Back Safari at Harbana is during March to July when the water level of the river is high enough to ride the elephant.

Elephant Back Safaris at Minneriya National Park and Kaudulla National ParkMinneriya National Park is just ten minute drive east of Habarana. The National Park is famous for its large herd of elephants. A fifteen minute drive north east is Kaudulla National Park, another regular tourist attraction in view of its large herds of elephants. Elephant Back Safaris in these two National Parks offer opportunities to enjoy the sight of wild elephants as well as enjoy the birdlife.

Elephant Back Safaris at Yala National Park Elephant Back Safaris at Yala National Park lets you enjoy the sights of wildlife and birdlife that live abound in the wilderness. It is one of the most popular National Parks in Sri Lanka.

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