Bundala National Park, Hambantota

4.6
#1 of 14 in Parks in Tangalle
At Bundala National Park, spend a calm, relaxing day surrounded by pristine nature. Take a cab or a bus to the entrance and start your tour. The park offers excellent opportunities for bird-watching, with over 50 different species living in the area. You can explore alone, or join a tour and hear a guide describe and show some of the most interesting species. Keep an eye out for other animals, such as elephants and crocodiles. Malke your way to the highest point in the park, take a break, and enjoy views of the Indian Ocean and the surrounding fishing villages. Put Bundala National Park into our Hambantota trip itinerary app and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • We visited the park as independent travellers, with our own car. After being encouraged to pay the entrance fee of £12 each, we were told we couldn’t go in the park without paying a big fee for a guid...  more »
  • Today one morning safari in Bundalla NP. What a breath of fresh air compared to Yala. Here no mass, but almost alone. Beautiful birds seen, but also been eye to eye with an elephant. Wetlands they very nicely. Breakfast on the beach! Very definitely worth it!
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  • we recommend this place to visit when you are in Sri Lanka, cz it has so many birds, mammals, reptiles, etc. And this is not much crowded like Yala. Very peaceful place to observe animals behavior and...  more »
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  • It was a lovely experience. We took the early morning trip and could identify about 35 species of birds ranging from painted storks, darters, ibis, bee eaters to eagles, spoonbill and dancing peacocks. Unfortunately, the migratory flamingos hadn't come into the park yet. The park is quite extensive with lagoons and the highlights for us were getting to watch sea water crocodiles (muggers) at close quarters and ending the trip by the sea. You get an experienced tracker along with your entry ticket .
  • This is a great place for a quick safari. This is one of the best places for bird watching. You can find plenty of rare species. You have to be careful when taking a safari jeep. 3500-4500 Sri Lankan rupees for the safari.
  • Good for birding. Resident dry zone birds and migratory waders are plentiful. Semi-arid climate so it'll be very hot during the mid-day.
  • Great national Park. Lots of animals. There are a lot of jeeps though which clearly is the tourist attraction. Our driver was thoughtful enough though and drove us to places that were isolated.
  • 3rd place ranking in south national parks..good for bird watching

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