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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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Helsingborg, Sweden
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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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
6 helpful votes 6 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 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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
9 helpful votes 9 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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14 reviews 14 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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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
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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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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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