Enroute to Wild Coast – Udwalawe Elephant Transit Home
En route to Wild Coast Lodge from Ceylon Tea Trails, stop midway at the Dilmah supported Elephant Transit Home (ETH) at Uda Walawe National Park which cares for orphaned elephants – many of whom are calves.
The ETH undertakes an effective rescue and rehabilitation program that takes in and looks after orphaned elephant calves with minimal human contact and returns them to the wild when they are old enough. In addition to providing support through improved infrastructure facilities and utilities, Dilmah Conservation has established a comprehensive Elephant Information Centre to help raise awareness and knowledge on these impressive species and the threats that they face. Feeding times to target are 12 noon, 3pm, 6pm.A visit “behind the scenes” to meet the vets caring for injured animals can be arranged with prior notice outside peak times.