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Review of Buduruwagala

Buduruwagala
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

We were so lucky to spend 3 nights in a bungalow in Yala national park. It was more than fantastic. Our tour operator in Sri Lanka, Showlanka, had arranged this for us. It had been very difficult to get us booked in this bungalow as it is very popular. We can not thank Showlanka tour operator enough! We new from last year that there are too many jeeps in yala, and all the tourists go on the main road. This time as we stayed several days in the bungalow far away into the national park, we did not see any jeeps so we had quiet days only us and the wildlife. It was amazing to have spotted dear, leopard, wild boar, mungo, squirrels, monkeys, bats and civette cats among us, as well as the frogs, lizards and birds. From happy, happy norwegians Olav and Beate

Date of experience: January 2013
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"short walk"
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"buddha statue"
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"worth a visit"
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"nice and quiet place"
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"rock face"
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

A beautiful site located in the middle of rice patties, well worth the trip. There is nothing around until you get up to the rock, too bad it is not well kept there is a guide who works for tips... do it.

Date of experience: December 2012
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Reviewed December 23, 2012 via mobile

Yala park is really beautiful in a unique way. It's more bush than forest but where it's beauty lies is in the multitude of lakes that cluster close to the enormous sand dunes. Here you will find an enormous variety of wildlife and if you like birdwatching you've arrived in heaven. The trouble is the number of vehicles hurtling round the park, everyone trying to spot the leopard. I think that if I was here for a few days, staying at the Chaaya hotel,I would spend the day walking along the dunes to the vicinity of the park. Many of the animals visit the beach and in one hour I saw two elephants, an enormous monitor lizard, a jackal, buffalo and a large colony of monkeys, all within 5minutes of my room. And best of all was the freedom of strolling along this glorious beach. And it's free
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

yala was a beautiful park, we went on a morning safari, we hired our own 4wd, with nelson, a local guy who was a great guide, we saw all the amazing wildlife ,even some leopards, and wild elephants! it is really worth going to see.

Date of experience: October 2012
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Reviewed November 28, 2012

very quite park compare to Yala. A nice place to watch birds. We are the only jeep that day visit there in the morning.

Date of experience: October 2012
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