Historical birdwatching experience in a 3rd century bird park – Kumana National Park [4 - 5 hours]

Kumana National Park is probably the most secluded but amazingly rich in diversity. As the legend goes, a god named Katharagama worshipped by almost all the communities in Sri Lanka, made his first landing in the vicinity of the Kumana National Park. This bird haven also serves as a feeding and resting ground to more than 35 species of migratory aquatic bird species - escaping northern winters. Three of Big Five mammals in Sri Lanka, the elusive Sri Lankan Leopard, Sloth Bear and the majestic Elephant are visibly seen here. The Kumana National Park is located in close proximity to the surfing hotspot of Sri Lanka – Arugam Bay. The Kumana Tour can easily be arranged en route to the surfing hotspot. Flexibility in opting for a Full Day or Half Day Safari at the Kumana National Park (Full Day Safari is highly recommended).You will be accompanied by an experienced birding guide, whose experiences and knowledge of the Park, promises to make this an eventful and engaging bird watching tour.

You will meet: Eco team - yala camp [SID: 1]
supplied with collaboration of yala camp site
Availability: all around the year
Suggested start time: morning - 6.00 a.m. or afternoon - 2.30 p.m.
Arrival and departure transport for any location could be arranged on request, for an additional cost.
Services of a local birding guide
Jeep cost
Entrance fee
Bottled water
All applicable Govt taxes
Arrival and departure transportation
Any extra beverages or food consumed
Any tips to Eco Team representatives
Any personal effects not mentioned above

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 Kumana National Park. For the morning half-day tour, the starting time will be at 6 a.m. while the afternoon tour begins at 2.30 p.m

After entering the national park with your naturalist/guide in a jeep, you will be able to spot several species of birds and other animals that have made their homes in this sanctuary. All you see will be professionally interpreted by our naturalist.

You will be taken through most of the Kumana National Park, covering the wetlands, grasslands, forest patches, etc. We will make longer stops at certain watering holes for you to indulge in photography.

A stop at a designated spot will also occur, overlooking a lake where you can get down, stretch your legs, and enjoy a cup of tea/coffee prepared by our crew.

Finishing the Safari, either round 11 a.m. or around 6 p.m. you will be dropped at the park entrance.