5 Things to Know about the Great Elephant Gathering…

Sri Lanka is world-renowned for its bio-diversity and is famous for adventurous safaris in to the wild to catch a glimpse of the elusive Leopards, Sloth Bears and majestic Elephants. An Elephant gathering is a must try while you’re here in this paradise island and is a is a must experience for all the wild-life enthusiasts and thrill-seekers alike. More interestingly, the elephant gathering in Minneriya is considered as a one of the largest gatherings of wild life in the world by Lonely Planet. The Elephant gathering at the Minneriya Park is also among the top 10 wild life wonders of the world!


Sri Lanka is home to an estimated 4000 wild Asian elephants, best seen in their natural habitats, the country’s national parks. During the dry months from July to September, the large reservoirs in Kaudulla and Minneriya National Parks draw herds of wild Asian elephants where they graze on grass, bathe, and play with each other. Hot afternoons see elephants sheltering in the nearby jungles, but in the afternoon, around 4pm, they slowly emerge. This is your chance to see hundreds of the creatures hanging out by the lakes, the largest gathering of wild elephants in the world.Hop on a safari-jeep and make your way to the park and await elephant after elephant make their way out of the jungle around 3pm.


First things first, a camera is a must-take anywhere in Sri Lanka but more so to the national parks as the wild animals are sure to put on a show for you! The Elephant Gathering and elephant safaris in Sri Lanka are sure to make an Instagram-worthy photograph, so don’t forget your cameras! Apart from the camera, make sure you carry along some sunscreen for protection from the sun and water to keep yourself hydrated. Don’t forget some cash for your park entrance fee too!Make sure you don’t litter the park and attempt to feed the animals. It is of utmost importance that our environment is protected whilst we experience the heartwarmingly magnificentSri lankan elephants.

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Book your stay at Cinnamon Lodge Habarana or Habarana Village by Cinnamon situated in close proximity to the Minneriya National Park for the perfect combination of comfort, luxury and nature. While you’re in Sri Lanka, your comfort and enjoyment are our priority. Our staff at Cinnamon Holidays – Cinnamon Nature Trailswill arrange and curate the perfect elephant safari in Sri Lanka just as you prefer so that you can experience the beautiful gathering of Elephants just the way you prefer!

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