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Bundala National Park

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Tissamaharam Road, Hambantota, Tangalle 82004, Sri Lanka
+94 77 644 9535
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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 wildlife sanctuary in 1969 and redesignated to a national park on 4 January 1993.[2]also you can see crocadiles and elephants & forest birds
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“bird watching” (19 reviews)
“monitor lizards” (13 reviews)
“sri lanka” (32 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Tissamaharam Road, Hambantota, Tangalle 82004, Sri Lanka
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+94 77 644 9535
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"bird watching"
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"monitor lizards"
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"sri lanka"
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"much quieter"
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"wild boar"
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here very much out of season (but still quite a lot of birdlife!). It was exceptionally quiet (only 2 jeeps in the park) which meant it was slightly odd visiting - but we got to see quite a few birds, mongoose, the remains...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked this trip from Unawatuna with Vision Lanka Tours and was very impressed. The jeep we picked up in Tissa was superb with high seats for perfect viewing. We arrived in Tissa at 2 pm in time for lunch before setting off to the...More

Thank Dannyxb
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not a big park. The most interesting part of our visit was seeing a male elephant doing his number 1 and 2 and spraying himself in a close distance to our Jeep. We probably spent 30 mins on him. The rest of the...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Did the tour with Srimal. A very friendly and knowledgeable guy. I can really recommend him! He likes to photograph too just like me. Pm for his contact details. We were all alone in this beautiful park in the afternoon. Saw a good amount of...More

4  Thank Kevin T
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

Bundala Park is best choice for Bird Lovers ,Beautiful & calm environment.Good chance of spoting crocodiles , wild boar,mongooses ,Monitor Lizards, Monkeys & elephants,

1  Thank sampathforever
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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Elephants, mongoose, monkeys and 50 species of birds a great way to spend an afternoon. Entrance price to the park is not bad compared to other parks and much quieter than Yala. It’s well known for its bird life so I’d ask your guide to...More

1  Thank ABraptor
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

The Bundala National Park is a nature reserve situated in the South East of Sri Lanka. This secluded reserve is renowned for its herds of wild Elephants. The vast jungle areas of the Bundala National Park allow these majestic creatures to roam in their natural...More

Thank Ranmal F
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OK2122
12 August 2018|
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Response from Malith G | 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
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Kennikins
2 April 2018|
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Response from Malith G | Property representative |
check yalawildsafaris for prices. Thanks
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Chaminda W
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.
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