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Bundala National Park, Hambantota

(4.3/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
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. Make Bundala National Park a part of your Hambantota vacation plans using our Hambantota vacation planner.
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  • We visited Bundala in the afternoon and the rain. Big advantage: we were alone. Despite the handicap of the weather we have been pretty lucky. We saw a group of elephants (females with Cubs), 2 crocodiles, iguanas, land turtles, a turtle of water buffaloes, a DOE and of course the many monkeys and peacocks. Better to finish we met a male elephant in the prime of life. We were able to admire many minutes getting a shower of Earth. Beautiful moment. Even better before leaving the Park we passed a convoy of jeeps about twenty that made us a little more savor the solitude we have enjoyed.
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  • A brilliant park, far less packed than the nearby wildlife safari parks. You need a knowledgeable guide, a pair of binoculars and a camera, then just enjoy a couple of hours seeing the wonders of natu...  more »
  • The Lake View Cottage in Tissa (review to follow) organised my half day safari starting at 5.30am. I was the only person going and although I had read that it was quieter than Yala, what I didn't expe...  more »
  • This is the 1st declared wetland sanctuary in Sri Lanka with a variety of both indigenous and migrant birds. Bird lovers this is the place. Best period to visit during December to February. All five species of turtles are seen fliating near the beach ready to lay eggs in the night. Most common ones are leatherbacks and loggerheads.
  • Not a bad park to watch migrant birds. But in our wide Sri Lankan experience "Kumana" also called Yala East is far more natural and much less touristically exploited and as such far more desirable than Bunt Bundala
  • Located 245 kilometres from Colombo, Bundala National Park is a UNESCO biosphere reserve on the southeast coast of Sri Lanka. The park was formally a recognised wildlife sanctuary before being re-designated as a national park in 1993. Now, the park is regarded as an important bird area that harbours over 197 species of birds, including the flamingo, which migrates to the area in huge numbers.
  • Best place to watch migrating birds. One of national park can go with out 4x4 jeep. Cars not allowed. Best time to go 6am-9am , 3pm-6pm.
  • It's okay,have its bright sides .