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Hurulu Eco Park Jeep Safari
Hurulu Eco park jeep safari is an amazing opportunity to explore a land of 10,000 hectares of wilderness that plays a major role in dry zone eco system in Sri Lanka. This Hurulu Eco Park supports as an evergreen forest in dry zone of Sri Lanka. You can witness phenomenal wildlife sightings around scenic Hurulu wewa reservoir in the heart of the park.
Hurulu Eco park jeep safari is a great opportunity to explore Sri Lanka’s thriving eco system with a verity of creatures. Hurulu Eco Park was designated as a bio sphere reserve in 1977 and it’s a very important habitat to Sri Lankan or Asian elephant (Elephas maximus maximus ). The Sri Lankan elephant is known for its migratory behavior and the herd of elephants migrate from one dry zone forests around the area. These herd of elephants migrate from Kaudulla, Minneriya and Somawathiya forests time to time.
The Hurulu Eco Park represents the dry zone forests and there are many more protected nature reserves in the area. Some of them are Ritigala strict nature reserve. Minneriya National Park and Mahaweli flood plains nature reserves.
There are some human activities near and inside the Hurulu Eco Park such as forest clearance and expansion of human settlements. This has resulted human- elephant clashes.
Hurulu Eco Park is a year around destination where you can witness some elephants within the park when you are indulged in Hurulu Eco park jeep safari and because the park is not a huge area you can easily explore whole park.
Hurulu Eco Park Jeep Safari
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Hurulu Eco Park Climate
There is around 27.3°C annual temperature within the area. The Hurulu Eco Park receives1600 mm of annual rainfall.There is a very visible dry season during the months of April to September. Hurulu Eco Park is situated 150m above the sea level.
Other National Parks near Hurulu Eco Park
There are around two main national parks in the close proximity of Hurulu Eco Park. Those are Minneriya National Park and the Kaudulla National Park. All of these national parks are so popular among locals and visitors from all around the world. These national parks are famous for their large number of wild elephants Generally, each year during the months of July to September large groups of elephants are found in the Minneriya National Park and then they migrate to Kaudulla National Park during the months October to November due to high rains and lakes getting filled up. Then the elephants move on to Hurulu Eco Park for the final leg of their migration during the month of December to January.
Hurulu Eco Park jeep Safari
When you book a Hurulu Eco Park jeep safari you can meet your experienced safari rider at your hotel or meeting place for your evening safari. This Hurulu Eco Park Jeep Safari will last for 21/2 – 3 hours. With a Hurulu Eco Park Jeep Safari you can witness the majestic Sri Lankan elephants and it’s a very common view in Hurulu Eco Park when you are going in a Hurulu Eco Park Jeep Safari. This is a visual that safari goers never gets fed off. Other than that Hurulu Eco Park Jeep Safari can assure you a fest of sights of Leopards, rusty spotted cats, star tortoise, Jungle fowls, parrots and hawks. They present all kinds of ecosystems from dense shrub lands to tick forests.
Providing a temporary residence for the herds of elephants crossing between Minneria and Kaudulla national parks, in the dry and flooding seasons of Sri Lanka, Hurulu Eco Park is a vital part of the survival of elephant life in Sri Lanka.
A Hurulu Eco Park Jeep safari, is certainly a thrilling experience any elephant-lover can’t afford to miss if they are in Sri Lanka during the months April / May to September.
Watch the mighty elephants and the impressive wildlife, going on a smooth Hurulu Eco Park Jeep Safari ride with us, as we guarantee a safe journey for the best price.