Lunugamvehera National Park

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The park serves as a passageway for migrating elephants.

Lying between the districts of Hambantota and Moneragala, this park which is spread across a whopping 23,498 ha of area includes the Lunugumvehera and Weheregala reservoirs. Boasting a sizeable elephant population, the park connects the Yala and Udawalawe National Parks. Due to this it serves as a resting spot for elephants while they roam through these regions. However, the most commonly spotted animals are deer and wild boar as the elephants are more shy and tends to shun away from humans. However, if luck favours spotting elephants as well as as more elusive predators like leopards is also possible. The park has close to three hundred different types of birds, fishes, mammals and reptiles.

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Address: Tanamalwila
Hambantota
91300
Price: Locals: Rs40 (adults), Rs20 (children); Foreigners: USD10+VAT and service charge (adults), USD5+VAT and service charge (children)
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Opening hours: Daily 6am-4.30pm
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