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Mineriya Elephant Gathering

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  To be an observer of the largest gathering of wild elephants in the world is a truly memorable experience, and an unforgettable opportunity to watch the social dynamics of these great creatures.
It is a unique phenomenon and can only be seen in the Minneriya National Park. Recently, this amazing gathering was listed as,
Number 6 in the Lonely Planet’s Guide to Natural Wildlife Spectacles of the World.
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elephantsinsrilanka.com tiative by Sri Lanka 's premier Eco Adventure operator Eco Team and it's Luxury Safari Camp Brand - Mahoora.Sri Lankan Elephant is considered as an endangered species, and their survival in the natural habitat is threatened due to expansion of various human activities.We focus on Elephant conservation through responsible tourism programmes. Our Elephant expeditions go very much beyond just observing Elephants in national parks and clients are encouraged to learn and explore a culture closely knitted with elephants over a period of more than 2500 years.

Sri Lankan Elephants

There are many places and many different ways in which you can observe Sri Lankan Elephants. A wildlife safari in the Udawalawe National Park is highly recommended as this is the only National Park in Sri Lanka where an elephant sighting is guaranteed on each and every game drive. Alternatively you could also go to the Minneriya National Park where ‘The Gathering’ takes place.

The gathering of elephants in the Minneriya National Park is the largest annually recurring concentration of wild elephants in the world. It is rated at 6th place in Lonely Planet’s Top Ten Wildlife spectacles with over 300 elephants being regularly witnessed. This natural phenomenon occurs during the months of August through to end October.

You could also pay a visit to the Gal Oya National Park which is the only place where you can go on a boat safari and witness The Crossing. The Crossing occurs when Sri Lankan Elephants swim from one island to another at the Gal Oya National Park.

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