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Bundala National Park

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“bird watching”(20 reviews)
“monitor lizards”(14 reviews)
“sri lanka”(34 reviews)
Bundala National Park is an internationally important wintering ground for migratory water birds in Sri Lanka. Bundala harbors 197 species of birds, the highlight being the greater flamingo, which migrate in large flocks.[1] Bundala was designated a...more
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Tissamaharam Road, Hambantota, Tangalle 82004, Sri Lanka
+94 77 644 9535
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

2 to 3 hours is all it takes to enjoy the park. The birds are many and quite beautiful to watch. There are are a few gorgeous views when taking the bend around the lagoon and when stopping at the cliffs near the sea. We...More

Thank Radhia H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a nice afternoon in the Bundala National Park. Three hours in the park is enough to get around. We spotted lots of birds, mongoose, crocodile, Elephants, monkeys, rabbits, iguana, Monitor lizards. Great guides not sure how they spotted some of the animals but every...More

Thank thomascarter11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Bundala is a very nice and around this time at least also a quiet Parc. You can see lots of animals here and explore the Sri Lankan wetlands. Our guide there was Srimal. He was great with spotting animals and very knowledgeable. So all...More

1  Thank Sam v
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

After visiting section 5 in yarla the day before hopes where high ranjan our driver had arranged everything he did not disapoint just on the drive up to the office 13 new birds for list .ranjan acted as spotter translator we never miss a think...More

1  Thank gdog48
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Enough nice, not big like Yala Park. A Little bit expensive. You need to go after raining season to meet animals.

Thank Alb S
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Best time to visit this place either first thing in the morning or after 3pm, recommend to take a guide to this place as you will see different types of birds, doesn’t need a safari jeep as roads are not bad to drive on a...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

This park is beautiful and quiet. We saw another 5 jeeps the entire morning. We didn't visit Yala as we're really put off by the reviews of the number of jeeps. We saw so many birds, wild boar, monkeys, mongoose and wild deer. Would highly...More

2  Thank Kirsty12345678910
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

In the summer of 2018 we (Dutch familie of 4, kids 13 and 18) travelled to discover the beauties of Sri Lanka. We visited Bundala National Park with a jeep and driver/"guide", and found that it is A) much closer to Tissamaharama than Yala (the...More

2  Thank BVvdB
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Absolutely amazing. I saw many birds I had wanted to see on my visit. Such a beautiful place and the view from the coast was fantastic. It was quiet when we went. Overall we were very happy we visited

Thank nicholas w
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This was the most beautiful park I went to in Sri Lanka. It has a very special feeling to it and I'm really happy I was able to visit it. Lots of beautiful wildlife and the red sand shore by the ocean was just incredible!...More

Thank Ish M
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12 August 2018|
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Response from MalithG | Property representative |
Just for all the people who commented. BUNDALA is one of best Wet Land in the world. There are NO LEOPARDS or BEAR. Yala National Park is the Best In Sri Lanka if you got a good guide. Check "Yala Wild Safaris" Thanks
2 April 2018|
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Response from MalithG | Property representative |
check yalawildsafaris for prices. Thanks
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6 February 2018|
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Response from TOKInsch | Reviewed this property |
If you do a private tour you can make it as short or as long as you want. If you go in a group tour your in for the duration. Whichever you choose you'll enjoy it. So much to see and the guides are usually pretty good too.