Bundala National Park


Bundala National Park

  • Category: National Park
  • Distance From Colombo‎: 263.4 km
  • Mode of Game Drive: Jeep
  • Main Spotter: Migratory Birds
  • Drive Time: 4 to 5 H
  • Location: Southern Province
  • Availability: All Year
  • Txp: Van, Car, Jeep, Bus
  • Area: 14.28 km²
  • Best Time To Visit: September and March
  • Accom: Hotel, Luxury Tented, Bungalow
  • Elevation: 10 mt. above sea level
About Bundala National Park

Located about fifteen kilometres east of Hambantota (a similar distance west of Tissamaharama), Bundala National Park is one of Sri Lanka’s foremost destinations for birdwatchers; protecting an important area of coastal wetland also famous for it’s abundant aquatic (and other) birdlife. Moreover, in 2005 the park was designated as the fourth biosphere reserve by UNESCO. Bundala national park was also the first site to be designated as a Ramsar wetland in Sri Lanka. Moreover, the most famous visitors being the greater flamingoes; which arrive in large flocks up to a thousand birds at a time covering the entire area of the central Bundala lagoon; with a threadbare pinkish carpet, indeed a sight to behold.

Also, Bundala contains seven terrestrial habitat types and six wetland types. While The lakes are dominated by blue-green algae, Hydrilla and water lilies. Moreover, Bundala is home to 324 species of vertebrates and 52 species of invertebrates. This includes 197 species of birds, 48 species of reptiles, 32 species of fish 32 species of mammals and 15 species of amphibians. Also, Bundala is an ideal hot spot for bird watching enthusiast worldwide. 

Bring your binoculars for better up-close views of the Birds!

What is The Best Time to Visit Bundala National Park

It is possible to visit the park all year round. The best time to visit Bundala National Park is between September and March when the migratory birds arrive; early morning is the best time of day, though the park is also rewarding in the late afternoon.

What Animals Can You Spot In Bundala National Park?

The Park is home to 324 species of vertebrates and 52 species of invertebrates. This includes 197 species of birds, 48 species of reptiles, 32 species of fish 32 species of mammals and 15 species of amphibians.

Activities Near Bundala National Park
Closest landmarks
  • Walawe Ganga (River)
  • Lunugamvehera National Park
  • Kataragama Temple
  • Kirinda Beach
  • Yala National Park
  • Kirinda Vihara Maha Devi Temple

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Did you know that
Sri Lanka’s is home to:

  • 92 species of mammals
  • Over 440 bird species
  • 242 butterfly & 117 dragonfly species
  • A 190 reptiles of which 98 species are of snakes, while the remaining are of mainly lizards, crocodiles and turtles
  • 102 amphibian species
  • 107 species of fish
  • 3210 species of flowering plants!
  • And much more!

Bundala Bird Watching Tour

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Frequently Asked Questions

When should I visit Bundala?

The prime time for visits is September and March.

What kind of weather can I expect in Bundala?

The mean annual temperature is 27°C and annual rainfall ranges from 900 to 1,300 millimetres. The dry period persists from May to September.

How Many Days Should I Spend at Bundala?

you’re better off going on a 4-hour morning tour, 4-hour afternoon tour or full-day 12hour safari jeep tour, to guarantee that you will see a lot of migratory water Birds, Elephants, Crocodiles, Peacocks and many other animals at Bundala National Park.

How is it like on a general Safari Day?

  • Full-day Safari (duration 12+hrs) – Leaving the Camp at 06:00am and Returning to Camp by 06:00pm with breakfast, lunch & refreshments on board.

  • Morning Game Drive (duration 3-4 hrs) – Morning Game Drive Leaving the Camp at 06:00am and returning around 10 am

  • Afternoon Game Drive (duration 3 hrs) – Leaving the Camp between 15:00pm – 18:00pm and returns around 6 pm

Do’s and Don’ts

  • Avoid wearing white and other bright colors while on safari
  • Don’t take anything from the park
  • Use water sparingly
  • Never leave your vehicle except at designated get off points where it is permitted to do so

Whisper at sightings, a loud human voice may disturb animals and cause them to charge their behavior and movements Be conscious of wrappers and other litter flying out of your vehicle Always keep children under strict supervision and never allowed to wonder away Never feed the animals and always keeps a safe distance from them

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