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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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The best NP at Srilanka

In compare to other Srilanka parks offers variable landscape (lagunas, busch, jungle, sand dunes and rocky coast). You will for sure see lit of animals (birds, monkeys, crocodiles... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jaromir T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In compare to other Srilanka parks offers variable landscape (lagunas, busch, jungle, sand dunes and rocky coast). You will for sure see lit of animals (birds, monkeys, crocodiles and elephants).

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited Bundala NATIONAL PARK twice.Once IN 2014 January and the 2nd visit was in June 2016.First stay was at the Peacock Beach and the 2nd one at the Hambantota Rest House.As the rest house was the latest place I have aready reviewed it already.My experience with regard to Bundala is that it is better to visit the birds park... More 

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Airlie Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

lovely national park we saw so much more than at yala which we visited next day, bundala we leisurely toured around, yala we just drove and drove racing other jeeps to see not as much, exhausted at end of the day as it can get frustrating as they seem to just drive anywhere but unsure where the wildlife are

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

You have to ride along to Katharagama side by pasing Hambanthota to Visit this beautiful place full of birds. It's a paradise with lots of kind of birds. If you are a bird lover Good place to visit. Since It's a ramsar wetland in Sri Lanka The Wild Life conservation Department of Sri Lanka caring this national park quite well.... More 

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Although home to wild elephants and other wild life, Bundala's main attraction is as an important wetland, home to a huge number of local and, in season, migrating birds.Even at the end of the dry season, it is quite a long drive around the edges of this wetland and, if not studying the abundance of bird life, you can easily... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Bundala National Park is such a contrast to Yala. We visited in the morning and we only saw one other jeep so it is a lot quieter. We seemed to be able to get closer to the wildlife. The animals were easier to see and seemed to more plentiful. There was always something to see. The bird life was amazing... More 

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Gurgaon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Despite our visit in the afternoon and peak heat, we spotted a lot of birds Up close. It is a wonderful place for photography. And we were able to see some rare birds. . We felt this was better than yala as there was hardly any crowd and we could peacefully spend time.

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Thank Srividya
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I can fully recommend a visit to this Park. The neighbouring , and better known Yala Park attracts criticism that it is expensive and overcrowded, as well as being characterized by safari vehicles roaring off in hot pursuit of reports of animals that have been seen. By contrast, we did a very relaxed safari tour of the Bundala Park, which... More 

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Gemenos, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Less people than in Yala and more animals to see. A nice birds watching place well explained by our naturist guide with a birds book to show them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

The variety and colours of the birds on show was superb and we had missed the migratory species as well. Even so you will encounter more than 50 species. The guides were excellent and rare species seemed to appear round every corner. The highlight was encountering a huge python (4 metres +) which was letting go of a young wild... More 

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