Bundala National Park, Hambantota

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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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  • Elephants, mongoose, monkeys and 50 species of birds a great way to spend an afternoon. Entrance price to the park is not bad compared to other parks and much quieter than Yala. It’s well known for it...  more »
  • The Bundala National Park is a nature reserve situated in the South East of Sri Lanka. This secluded reserve is renowned for its herds of wild Elephants. The vast jungle areas of the Bundala National ...  more »
  • We did a half day safari in the morning and enjoyed it very much. We saw many birds including Elephants and Crocodiles. This National Park is still quiet and that is a plus.  more »
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  • Located about fifteen kilometers east of Hambantota Bundala National Park is one of Sri Lanka's foremost destinations for birdwatchers, protecting an important area of coastal wetland famous for its abundant aquatic (and other) birdlife. The park is also home to significant populations of elephants, Marsh & estuarine crocodiles, turtles & other fauna, including the leopard. Stretching along the coast east of Hambantota, Bundala National Park is ideal for instant gratification: in a four hour jeep ride, we can see elephants, 8ft crocs, giant squirrels & flamingoes. Afternoon safaris in the dry season (December - May) provide visitors with the best chance of seeing the wildlife.
  • This is a ramsa wet land. One of the best place in srilanka to watch migrating birds. There is turtle conservation project has established in this park which is run by department of wildlife srilanka
  • This is one of the best bird watching wild life park in srilanka. Now the birds are migrating here.
  • 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 .
  • Best place to see both resident an migratory birds in the island. Easily accessible now due to the southern expressway. Not overcrowded like Yala. But of course one will not see the leopards here.
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