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Bundala National Park

Hambantota, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Hambantota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Outdoors
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Type: National Parks, Outdoors
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Denderhoutem, Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

This was one great safari. There are almost no visitors in this park, so you really have the feeling you're alone in the park. If you like birds, this is an amazing place, but there are also crocodiles, monkees, deer... The guide was also really good. We also went to Uda Walawe, which was also nice both not nearly as... More 

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Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This was my second national park to visit in Sri Lanka and i have to say i was great from start..arrive late evening and just get out of bus in front on shop i get guy who spoke english and he told me about this amazing place named lagoon inn very well established owner of the place get on my... More 

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Väderlanda
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Very good park for bird lovers. We stayed at Happy beach guest house in Hambantota, which arranged the visit, including entrance fee, jeep, breakfast and a special bird guide.

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Sydney
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83 reviews 83 reviews
40 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This was first visit to this national park and had a chance to see the animals and birds within close promixity. There was big variety of birds and monkeys, we also saw some elephants, deer and a herd of cattle grazing in the park very unusual. We were also very fortunate to see a herd of elephant with a baby... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Bundala NP is the best place for bird watching. We started the safari at 6am and we spent 4-5 hours there. If u want to take beautiful photos u must have a professional camera. we saw many bird species and some crocodiles there. And the magnificient view of the ocean is a plus :) The only problem is the high... More 

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Aarschot, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

On our third day of safari we went a full day to Bundala national park. We're really into birds so this place came highly recommended. It was a great experience for us. The guide spoke a fair amount of English and had a huge amount of knowledge to share, this was very welcome as it is a common problem many... More 

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Rockanje, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

when we were there it was extremely dry. Yala was closed. We saw so many birds and a mongoose, raw nature!

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Newtown, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

If you are interested in birds then this is the national park to visit. During an afternoon game drive I photographed 40 different species. If it is mammals you are interested in then you will be disappointed. There is a good variety of wading birds which will be relatively close by the road.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

if you are a bird lover this would be an ideal place for you to spot all kinds of birds in sri lanka...Bundala harbors 197 species of Birds, the highlight being the Greater Flamingo, which migrate in large flocks.The Greater Flamingo which visits in large flocks of over 1,000 individuals, fromIndia is being the highlight. Waterfowl , Cormorants (Little Cormorant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Our group made a day safari at Bundala in August. Checking in and getting tickets was confusing and time consuming but well worth it. We hired a 10 passenger jeep with guide with our tickets. The nature guide had "eagle eyes" for spotting animals and tracks. He was well trained and very knowledgable . He actually tracked some elephants because... More 

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