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Bundala National Park

Hambantota, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #1 of 6 attractions in Hambantota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks
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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

Nice park, but only little big animals, mostly birds. best time is december januari to see a lot of migration birds. Good for crocodile spotting. we also saw mongoose and 1 elephant

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Very few humans made great bird watching but suggests the park is underrated. We saw a large number of birds and other wildlife in great conditions. Our guide (Dimuthu Prasanga from Riverside Cabana Tissamaharama) and the Bundala NP volunteer guide knew their way around and certainly knew the animals, and plants really well. We returned 2 days later to the... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Had a marvellous day observing and photographing rare birds like crakes, ospreys etc. The trackers was knowledgeable and furnished ample comments about the birds we saw

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Manchester
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Well set out. excellent, knowledgable local guide. The vehicle was effectively a mobile hide and we saw several rare birds and many different species.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

A fantastic wetland and salt marsh national park. We visited the park as it was reputed to be the best park to see many species of bird life and were not disappointed. What a wonderful surprise to see other wildlife too, including a family of elephants, crocodiles, wild boar and monkeys. Our guide was excellent as was the jeep driver.... More

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Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Very knowledgeable guide. Evidence that tourists' fees are being reinvested in facilities and conservation. And of course stunning birds.

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Colombo, PR
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

It was a wonderfull safari trip but here you can see only Elephants,monkeys and wild bores other than the birds.

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bucks
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Well worth a visit even if you aren't keen on bids, just such a variety of beautiful birds. Just beware of the guides who tell you they are volunteers and demand a fee for their services. The cost of the guide is supposed to be included in the ticket price.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This is a small but very interesting national park that not many are visiting. We came to the park around noon which is not the best time to find animals. Still it was a big pleasure to see many different birds and the nature around the lagoons. Eventually, we also saw many monkeys, deer, land warans, crocodiles and mungo.

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Berkhamsted, England, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

As we enjoy birdlife, we were recommended to go to Bundala National Park in preference to Yala National Park. Now, after having done both, I can say with complete certainty that Bundala is by far more enjoyable. The park was extremely quiet, just 3 jeeps in the park for the full time we were there, compared to literally hundreds in... More

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