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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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Beautiful Birdlife Park

We had been to Yala National Park in the morning and I wasn't sure that it was such a good idea to go to Bundala in the afternoon, Yala had been so good I was afraid that Bundala... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We had been to Yala National Park in the morning and I wasn't sure that it was such a good idea to go to Bundala in the afternoon, Yala had been so good I was afraid that Bundala might disappoint. I shouldn't have worried, Bundala is quite different and is a really charming little park. Whilst the highlight is the... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

This P ark has an abundance of birdlife ur we also saw Golden Jackal, baby star tortoise, crocodiles, water buffalo, and a lone elephant having the time of his life eating reeds in a small lagoon. a wonderful, quiet park with few jeeps.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My dad and boyfriend are both keen wildlife photographers and are particularly interested in birds. They had had many wonderful experiences in Sri Lanka already but were absolutely thrilled with the abundance of bird life and photographic opportunities at this park. Sarath at Lake View Cottage organised everything (including a pack-up breakfast) for them at a good rate.

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paris
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The visit of the Bundala Park with our driver, Srimal, has been a very pleasant time. We spotted many birds, monkeys, lizards and a crocodile. It was nice no to be surrounded by 10 jeeps smelling exhaust gas. We did not see elephants (which was not our main goal) but it seems it happens quite often to see them, don't... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The only reason why I came here was that I just wanted to do at least one activity on my "transfer-day", and Bundala National Park was directly on my way. A very quiet place, I had my own jeep including driver and guide for a very good price for 3 hours. The numbers of jeeps/groups who were out there in... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

It was breathtaking to see nature at its best. We were fortunate to see some migratory birds too. The red sand and the majestic view of the ocean was amazing!

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Boulder
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Although this park is close to Yala it draws far fewer visitors. The bird life is diverse and very easily spotted in Bundala. The advantage of it not being on everyone's radar is that you can enjoy this park without having many other jeeps nearby. As we are not "birders" it was very nice having a guide to both spot... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Beautiful national park, saw many peacocks, a lot of other birds and monkeys - and very few other tourists.

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L'Etang-Sale, Reunion Island
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Not really worth the money as all we saw were birds and you can see those around the lake of tissam...the entrance fee is high as usual in srilanka for tourists! Yala is better even if crowded. Actually bundala is less crowded but smaller so you still get the impression to be in a traffic jam.!

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This was the best of three national parks we visited in southern Sri lanka and we were lucky enough to see all the bird species on our list in just one morning. This national park is far less busy than Yale or undawalwe to its north but equal in splendour of the landscapes and wildlife to see. A reserve well... More 

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