Officially named as a national park in the year of 1972, the Udawalawe National Park is the third most visited national park in Sri Lanka. Housing a population of around 500 individual elephants, this park is renowned for its elephant density. A safari around the park will undoubtedly allow you to see herds of over 100 elephants in addition to the other bird species and reptiles abundant at the park. Situated bordering the Uva and Sabaraamuwa Provinces, the national park covers an area of 30,821 hectares. The area is mostly belonging to the dry zone of Sri Lanka and the topography of the park consists mostly of thorny-scrubs jungles and grasslands while the Walawe River flows through the park.