Minneriya National Park, Sri Lanka: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Minneriya National Park, Sri Lanka? If you're planning to go to Minneriya National Park, below is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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When to go to Minneriya National Park, Sri Lanka

Based on the climate and weather in Minneriya National Park, the best time to go is January. See below for details.

Important essentials for Minneriya National Park, Sri Lanka

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Minneriya National Park, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly choice.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often wear out. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection possible.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Minneriya National Park, Sri Lanka by month

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January

If you vacation in Minneriya National Park during January, you are likely to see that it is really hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

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February

February for Minneriya National Park can be very hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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March

If you visit Minneriya National Park during March, you may notice that it can be excruciatingly hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

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April

In April, Minneriya National Park can be blisteringly hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 90s F (mid 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Minneriya National Park, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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May

Traveling to Minneriya National Park in May, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

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June

June for Minneriya National Park can be very hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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July

July in this region is really hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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August

If you vacation in Minneriya National Park during August, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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September

If you visit Minneriya National Park during September, you are likely to notice that it can be sweltering. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

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October

October in Minneriya National Park is constantly hot and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

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November

November in Minneriya National Park is really hot and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (mid 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C).

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December

December here is extremely warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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Activities for Minneriya National Park, Sri Lanka

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Minneriya National Park.

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