Lunugamwehera National Park (Yala Block V) Safari From Ella, Mirissa

Avoid the crowds of 4WDs that can gather in Sri Lanka’s Yala National Park while still enjoying abundant wildlife on a safari in Lunugamwehera National Park. Also called Yala Block 5, It is a new park for safari at Yala jungle. There are not many jeeps. Only 4 or 5 jeeps are entering to the park every day. Lots of animals with leopards, and birds, and this quieter reserve boasts wild elephants, buffalo, crocodiles, and many other species.


The Park was established in 1995 with the intent of establishing an important catchment area for the Lunugamvehera Reservoir and as a sanctuary for the wildlife in the area. The park also acts as an elephant corridor between the Yala National Park on the east and the Udawalawe National Park on the west, facilitating the animals to move from one to the other, in addition to providing a favorable habitat for Elephants coming from the nearby Uva and Southern regions, making it a preferred destination for Elephant sighting.

The Park with a dry mixed dense evergreen forest is made up mainly of Weera, Pallu, Teak, Eucalyptus, and Kon amongst others, vast expanses of grasslands and scrublands, in total covering an extent of 23,498 ha of which 3,283 ha is occupied by the Lunugamvehera reservoir. The park is rich in biodiversity and is a favorable habitat for large herds of Elephants, Wild Buffalo in addition to 43 species of mammals such as Wild Boar, Sambar deer, Spotted deer, Sri Lankan Axis deer, Fishing cat, Asian Palm civet, Grey mongoose, Grizzled Giant squirrel, Sloth bear, and Mouse deer. The park is also home to 21 species of fish, 12 amphibians, and 33 species of reptiles.

Most importantly, a less crowded national park in Sri Lanka.

We tailor our services according to the experience which you are looking for. Come join us to witness the most amazing safari experience you will ever have. Contact us today and make your wildlife safari tour dream come true.

We organize and arrange your safari experience from Ella, and Mirissa your convenience as Morning Safari and Afternoon safari.

Morning Safari: We will pick up you at 4.00 am from your hotel in Ella, Mirissa, and Galle and early drop off at your hotel down south (around Galle) or Ella.

Afternoon Safari: We will pick up you at 11.00 am from your hotel in Ella, Mirissa, and Galle and you can get lunch on the way. So the safari will start before 1.30 pm and early drop at your hotel down south or Ella.

Tour Highlight

  • Free Cancellation
  • Reserve now & Pay later
  • 4 hours half-day safari
  • Half-day and full-day safari
  • Experienced and safe Drivers

Tour Includes

  • English-speaking private guide | Driver
  • Entrance fees including all taxes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • 4×4 Safari Jeep (Maximum of 6 Passengers per jeep)
  • Available refreshments & 1.5L bottle of water per guest


Additional Information: Before making a reservation at 4restlanka Tours we encourage you to follow this information, Not recommended for pregnant women | Not recommended for participants with serious medical conditions | Vegetarian option is available and if food affects your health conditions please inform us before the tour | The tour and visit some destinations may change depending on weather conditions | The duration of the transfers will depend on the time of day and traffic condition | Recommend to wear shoes for your choice | Lower price rate in Sri Lanka | Prices depend on how many people in your party



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