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Bundala National Park

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Address: Tissamaharam Road, Hambantota | Bird Sanctuary, Hambantota 82002, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: 773690171
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This is a lovely example of unspoiled coastal park on a tropical island. The birds were abundant and many different coastal birds were represented. We only passed another jeep... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Berlin, Germany
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This is a lovely example of unspoiled coastal park on a tropical island. The birds were abundant and many different coastal birds were represented. We only passed another jeep twice during our stay. That meant we saw monitor lizards, many different ground birds, elephants, and crocs. Having the guide in addition to the driver was a great decision since the... More 

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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This was a highlight of our trip to Sri Lanka. We were staying in Mirissa so got up very early (left at 4am) to arrive at Bundala for a beautiful sunrise. It was well worth it! We'd heard about how busy Yala and even Udawalawe often were so decided to go for the smaller and less frequently visited option of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We visited Bundala on our APT India and Sri Lanka cruise on Ms. Island Sky and did the 4WD tour of the park. Our guide on the ship said we might not see much wildlife, however we were delighted with what we saw during our short stay. This included lots of monkeys, a Mongoose, Monitor Lizard, a huge Hare (or... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Great place if you like birds and an occasional elephant. We saw many many birds and liked the quietness compared to Yala.

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Helsinki, Finland
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95 reviews 95 reviews
29 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We had an early morning safari in Bundala and after 1,5 days in Yala I found it very peaceful and relaxing as there wasn't so many jeeps around (alltogether maybe five). The park is way smaller than Yala but we still managed to see wild rabbits, different kind of monkeys of all ages, crocodiles, a jackal, land monitors, water bffalos... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We decided to have morning tour in Bundala on top of few days in Yala to see a bit different park. Bundala is very small and like many mentioned, mostly interesting for anybody looking to see birds. Otherwise I felt it quite dull without anything special, I would not go again, as birds are not my cup of tea.

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Panadura, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

You must be there as early as possible to watch birds. Most are migratory and rest are native. If you have a Bird guide please refer it.

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

we made a Safari tour to bundala nationalparc in march 2015. a man (ranger) declared us what we saw. we saw many birds: marabou, eagle, kingfisher, bee-eater, ibus, bird with neck like snake (I don't know the word), peacocks (also with turn a wheel), little green parrots, green pigeon, many, many others. We saw one elephant who came along the... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

Our cruise ship stop in Hambantota for one day and we decided to hire a 4x4 Jeep in order to explore the Bundala National Park. Firstly to hire a jeep from the town was not as easy as we thought. Since there was no jeeps in display, we ended up asking a taxi driver. He said he has a jeep... More 

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Hickling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Arrived for an ealy morning private drive, excellent driver and jeep. Also had a park guide in addition to our own guide. A vast abundance of bird life to view, easy to see even without the aid of binoculars much of the time. Lots of cheeky monkeys, crocs and buffalo, oxen. We only saw two other jeeps on the park... More 

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