Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

DStarting at 6.30am from Negombo and drive via Giriulla to Pinnawala.
Distance 76km 2 hrs drive

On your way

visit rubber plantation, Pineapple garden continue journey to Pinnawala.

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is an orphanage nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants located at Pinnawala village, 13 km (8.1 mi) northeast of Kegalle town in Sabaragamuwa. Pinnawala has the largest herd of captive elephants in the world. In 2011, there were 88 elephants, including 39 males and 49 females from 3 generations, living in Pinnawala.

The orphanage was founded to care and protect the many orphaned wild elephants found wandering in and near the forests of Sri Lanka. It was established in 1975 by the Sri Lanka Department of Wildlife Conservation

The feeding of orphan baby elephants will start at 9.15 am and at they visit the river for daily bathing.

Other information

• Approximately tour time will be 3 hours and return to Negombo

• Meeting point
Pick up and Drop can be organized from hotels, airport and the other well known landmarks.

• What’s Include
Air conditioned vehicles with English speaking Sri Lankan tourist board licensed chauffer, petrol, passengers insurance, road parking payments.

• Not Included
Entrance fees for sites.