Watch acres of sky and land fill with 20,000 birds – Bundala National Park [4 - 5 hours]
Bundala National Park is renowned as a Ramsar site; a wetland of international importance, where migratory birds nest during their stay - away from winter. It is a fascinating safari for those who love birds, mammals and crocodiles in a beautiful natural environment. One of the ideal places to see an impressive diversity of both migrant and endemic birds in Sri Lanka, at a great frequency and at times unbelievable proximity. The biodiversity of the Park is prolific with 383 plant species being recorded here, six of which are endemic and seven endangered. A wonderland of elephants, most of which reside permanently, with seasonal migratory herds arriving for short periods at Bundala. Visiting this Park could easily be combined with the dates you spend in the southern Sri Lanka, or when you are visiting Yala National Park.
You will meet: Eco team - yala camp [SID: 1]
|Availability: All round the year|
|Preferred starting time of the tour: Morning at 6.00 a.m. or Evening at 2.30 p.m.|
|Starting point: Gate entrance of Bundala National Park|
|Arrival and departure transport for any location could be arranged on request, at additional cost|
|Binoculars for bird watching|
|Refreshments and bottled water|
|All applicable Government taxes|
|Arrival and departure transportation|
|Any extra beverages or food consumed|
|Any tips to staff and guides|
|Any personal effects not mentioned in this description|
Tour In Brief
You will first meet up with the Sri Lanka Day Tours crew and your designated naturalist at the gate entrance to the Bundala National Park. For the morning half-day tour, the starting time will be at 6 a.m. while the afternoon tour begins at 2.15 p.m
The tour starts with you entering the National Park with your naturalist/guide in a jeep. For the next couple of hours, you will need to be on the lookout to spot several species of birds and other animals for whom this natural haven is home.
Our naturalist will be at hand to fill you in on information, regarding the Park and any sightings made.
You will be taken through the entire Bundala National Park, covering the diverse landscapes; wetlands, grasslands, forest patches, sand dunes, etc.
We will stop at a designated spot overlooking the ocean or a lake where you can get down for a breather and enjoy a cup of tea/coffee prepared by our crew.
Finishing the Safari, either around 11 a.m. or around 6 p.m. (depending on the tour you take) you will be dropped at the Park entrance.