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Bundala National Park

Hambantota, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Hambantota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Edinburgh
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The nature in the park is amazing. If you are a bird lover it is a heaven. My review will concentrate on the whole experience, not just the nature you come to see. We went for a safari. The entry to the park cost us nearly 5000 rupees for two people, plus 5000 rupees for a jeep. It is a... More

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Edegem, Belgium
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We visited the park in August 2014 in the very early morning and we can highly recommend this park to anyone who is interested in bird watching. Park isn't as crowded as Gala park. We saw lots of birds, 2 elephants and some beers and crocodiles.

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Helsingborg, Sweden
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This place is great for bird watching. If you are a wildlife photographer you will find lots of animals to take pictures of. The nature is nice with lots of lakes and nice greenery.This park is near to Yala national park which is more famous and bigger. Although Bundala have it’s own charm to it. I went here to see... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We were the only jeep in the park when we visited late June 2014. It seems that people ignore this in favour of Yala. A fantastic costal wetland habitat that I enjoyed immensely. 40 plus bird species in a short morning safari as well as hundreds of monkeys, crocs and deer. You have to have a Bundala guide on your... More

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Kota Kinabalu
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

What a contract from Yala. Quiet. Guides who knew their wildlife. Rather more specialised but for those wanting birdlife,crocodiles and monkeys this is the one. We went twice,morning early and afternoon late.

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 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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