The Bundala National Park

Bundala National Park

Located in the southern province, near Hambantota, the Bundala National Park

considered the most important bird watching destination in Sri Lanka.

Declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1969 and later became a national park in 1993.

It is located 251 km southeast of the capital city of Colombo, and can be reached from various tourist destinations across the country.

For those traveling from Colombo the route is via Galle, Matara and Hambantota and from Kandy via Badulla.

The climate in Bundala is hot and dry in most cases, with average temperatures of 27 degrees Celsius in the months of May to September, with numerous migratory birds arriving between September and March.

The park covers 6,218 hectares and consists of an evocative landscape consisting of a mix of thorny scrub, marshes, lagoons, waterways and dunes which makes it an inviting destination for thousands of migratory birds, some from the Euro- areas. Asia to spend the winter in the park.

This has made it an important wintering ground for thousands of exotic migratory bird species.

The reason for the charm for Sri Lanka is the geographical position of the country.

Being located just below the southern tip of the Indian subcontinent, making it the final destination on their long journey across the oceans.

Flamingos Bundala

The park boasts about 200 bird species, of which 150 are endemic and the rest migratory.

Among the migratory birds we find the small blue-tailed bee-eaters, flocks of flamingos, brown flycatchers, sandpipers, swallows, water birds, common robins, the plover of the minor sand and the forest wagtail.

The complex system of wetlands within the park, now declared the first “Ramsar” site in Sri Lanka (identified as an important wetland in the network of international wetlands).

It was declared a UNECO reserve in 2005.

Bundala is a paradise for a number of aquatic birds such as the greater migratory flamingo (large flocks of over 1000 birds), Ibis, painted Storks, Terns, Gulls and Ducks and resident aquatic birds such as Pelicans, Herons, Cormorants and Storks.

Storks Bundala

Bird lovers and nature lovers have observed that these migratory birds stop at the same site every year as birds are believed to follow established migration routes that are well defined over long distances.

The park’s biodiversity is prolific with 383 species of plants registered here, six of which are endemic and seven endangered.

It also houses 32 mammal species that include elephants (most of which reside permanently here, with seasonal migratory herds arriving for short periods).

We can also admire leopard, deer, sloth bear, civet cats, mongoose, monkeys and giant squirrel.

The marshes and lagoons of the park are home to both swamp and estuarine crocodiles.

Also in the coastal stretch of the park is a sanctuary with five species of sea turtles:

  • olive-bastard tortoise
  • the green
  • the leatherback turtle
  • the tortoise, which they visit the beach to lay their eggs.

Sri Lanka is indeed the perfect place for children and for people who like animals and nature.

This country is incredibly green.

 

It is impossible not to find elephant herds on safari or even on the same road traveling.
It is also very easy to see leopards, macaques and other types of monkeys, giant squirrels, jackals, etc. etc

Furthermore, walking with children and adults through the Peradeniya Botanical Garden is a delight. Along with the giant trees and millions of plants, we will also find monkeys and other animals in this immense place.

The Bundala National Park

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Besides the email, the most used method, we are always available by phone and WhatsApp.

It is also possible to communicate via Skype or FaceTime or any other application available to the customer, but only with prior appointment.

We pay a lot of attention in being able to communicate to the customer all the necessary information to offer all the tranquility to you even while you are on Tour.

Living and working in Kandy, facilitates access to privileged information to create new routes and itineraries to Sri Lanka.

This allows us to design exclusive and unique journeys, reaching some places that only we know.

This is why we receive an excellent score in everything related to the design of customised and on-demand trips.

Moreover, we pay a lot of attention to everything related to the management of the booking and assistance, always in English, Spanish and Italian, of your trip to Sri Lanka.

The Bundala National Park

Meanwhile, those who love exotic beaches, full of palm trees and coconut trees, offer beaches in the west of the country such as Bentota, Ambalangoda, Chilaw and Negambo.

You can also swim in the Indian Ocean in the east of the country on the beaches of Trincomalee, Pasikudah, Nilaveli …

If you like surfing you can practice at Arugam Bay, Weligama or Mirissa. 

And of course, we have the beaches of southern Sri Lanka such as Tangalle, Unawatuna, Galle, Ahangama, etc. etc

If you like cities, we have Kandy, Jaffna, Galle Fort and Colombo where you can walk and shop among the wonderful shops and restaurants.
In a nutshell, we have a country with a wide variety of climates, places, cultures, religions, etc. 
Where we will always find Sinhalese smiling and waiting for us with open arms.

Coming to Sri Lanka and not being surprised is absolutely impossible.