Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort


Prized for its excellent location – only 500m from the Ath Athuru Sevana (elephant orphanage) and a five minute drive from Udawalawe National Park, the Grand Udawalawe is the perfect comfortable accommodation for those wishing to observe the spectacular wildlife present in the area.

Also conveniently located for places such as the Mattala Mahinda Rajapaksa International Airport and the Mahinda Rajapaksa Cricket Stadium, this property is the perfect choice for guests wishing to take full advantage of everything on offer in the Udawalawe area.

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Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort 6.420163, 80.806320 Grand Udawalawe Safari ResortView


The hotel offers four-star facilities, including a large open air swimming pool, banquet hall, restaurant, pool bar, mini theatre and fitness centre. There are several different room categories, but all rooms are comfortably furnished and have AC, wifi access and fully equipped en-suite bathrooms.

Local Wildlife

Located upon the boundary between Sri Lanka’s wet and dry zones, Udawalawe has great diversity of flora and fauna. Indian elephants can be seen both within the national park and at the local elephant orphanage. Udawalawe is renowned as a great bird watching site, as well as being home to leopards, fishing cats, sloth bear, sambar deer, water buffalo and wild boar.

Optional Activities

Excursions are available to the elephant orphanage and Udawalawe national park, both of which allow guts to experience Sri Lanka’s fascinating and varied wildlife. Cultural excursions are also on offer, including trips to Udawalawe village and Maduwanwela Walawwa – a local nobleman’s historic residence.

Alan Godwin

Area Specialist

If you have any questions regarding our Sri Lanka tours, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965

We were absolutely thrilled by the whole experience and can only commend the helpfulness and friendliness of everyone who made our holiday so special. We cannot speak highly enough of all of our guides who were extremely knowledgeable and went above and beyond to enhance  our Sri Lankan wildlife encounters. We felt very privileged to be with guides who have so much expertise.

Dr AH - Essex