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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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Bird watching at its Best!!

A paradise for bird watchers, but you can see the occasional elephant and deer too. Lots of peacocks, painted storks, purple swamphens (Kithala) and cranes. Mostly overlooked by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Nugegoda, Sri Lanka
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Nugegoda, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

A paradise for bird watchers, but you can see the occasional elephant and deer too. Lots of peacocks, painted storks, purple swamphens (Kithala) and cranes. Mostly overlooked by local tourists but this is a precious place to visit and a most thrilling but soothing tour of around 4 hours!

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

None of the big mammals but great for bird watching. The park has lovely aquatic landscapes combining marshland, lagoon, and dry scrub jungle and beaches.

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Cairns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

It is a little visited National Park with beautiful billabongs full of lotus flowers; the birdlife is amazing as is the mammal diversity. One of our favourite National Parks in Sri Lanka

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This National Park is a little gem. It is near the more famous Yala National Park but has a lovely atmosphere all of its own. We spotted loads of birds including kites, eagles, spoonbills and kingfishers plus lots of animals including deer, crocodiles, elephants and wild boar. Our guide was great. Well worth a visit if you are visiting Yala.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you want to see birds I would recommend this as the place to go. My adult son and I travelled to Bundala National Park early arriving just at sunrise. Early morning was a good choice both for the light and for seeing a large number of animals and birds. The park provided a guide who was very knowledgeable about... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Tissamaharam Road, Hambantota | Bird Sanctuary, Hambantota 82002, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: 773690171
Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Hambantota

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