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|Year and Month||June, 2016|
|Number of Days||One|
|Crew||26 – Office crowd – Mostly youngsters|
|Transport||26 seater bus|
|Activities||Sea bathing, enjoying a mini safari, photography|
|Weather||Sunny in day time and rainy in late evening|
|Route||Warana -> Yakkala -> Kadawatha -> Highway -> Matara -> Tangalle -> Nonagama -> Padanangala -> Ridiyagama -> Back on the same route|
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Ridiyagama Safari Park was declared open in March 2016. Construction of the project started in 2008 and first phase was completed at a cost of Rs.2,600 Million and opened for public on 28.03.2016.
The Park comes under Department of National Zoological Gardens.
The total extent of park is 500 acres.
The first phase in extent of 200 acres which is opened for public consists of
16 acre service area
35 acre lion enclosure
54 acre elephant enclosure
80 acres of herbivorous animals
According to the Department information, the second phase of the park will include
# Bengal Tiger Zone
# Leopard Zone (Hopefully not from Horton Plains)
# Sloth Bear Zone
# Asian Herbivore zone
# African Herbivore zone
# Australian Zone
# Cheetah Zone
# Small Animal Kingdom
# Butterfly Garden
# Animal Breeding & Conservation Center
# Camping site and Circuit Bungalows (Good News)
# Leisure Area o Kids
We left Warana by 7.00 in the morning and reached Tangalle Navy Base for a safe sea bath and lunch.
After the sea bath and lunch, the group moved to Hummana to see the famous blow hole in action.
After this wetting episode, the group proceeded to Rediyagama Safari Park at correct time around 3.00 pm. We were lucky enough to get two busses exclusively for our group and very knowledgeable guides.
We spend a memorable two hours in the park.
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