On the 2nd of December we climbed aboard a van heading for Udawalawe National Park. We had booked 2 nights at Eagle Safari Family Bungalow.

We arrived early afternoon, and settled in. Our room was quite cramped for us all, but we had a nice balcony, and the place was really cheap. We had a nice home cooked dinner.

The next day we had booked 2 trips (safaris) to the nearby national park. One starting at 5:30 in the morning, the other at 2:00 in the afternoon (each of 4 hours duration).

Both were excellent, and to be recommended. We saw lots of animals and stunning scenery.

We also nearly had a close encounter with a large bull elephant…


and on the way home in the afternoon the clouds rolled in.

The next morning we took another van to the south coast, and Tangalle.

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