Bundala National Park acquires a very significant place in Sri Lankan archaeology and it is the first ever Ramsar site in Sri Lanka. Unlike Yala National Park this is much less visited. The oldest artifacts of a prehistoric establishment in this island was found from the sand dunes of Bundala National Park. The carbon dating those artifacts have placed them in about 125,000 years old.
The park is characterised by interconnecting channels, marshes and the adjacent sea coast. The terrain is generally flat with sand dunes and sparse dry evergreen scrub.
The greater flamingos are one of the main attractions in Bundala National Park. This is an internationally important wintering ground for migratory water birds in Sri Lanka. Therefore, this is a biosphere reserves of UNESCO as well. The park harbors 149 species of birds and over 15,000 sea birds during the migratory season. The national park also harbors elephants and up-to 80 other animals spesies.
Size : 6,216 ha ( 62 sq kms) (Wilmenna Sanctuary 3,333 ha). Climate : Dry zone. Rainy seasons : Apr - May & Oct - Nov. Average rainfall : 900 - 1,300 mm. Humidity : 76% - 81%.
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Terms and conditions
Booking : Book online, call us or drop us an email.
Price : The price may slightly go up or down at the time of booking.
Payment : Full payment is settled prior starting the tour/excursion.
Days of the tour or the hours of excursion : The tour or the excursion is completed within mentioned time.
Per hour vehicle detention fee : 3 USD - Tuk Tuk / 5 USD Standard car & van
Weather : If weather conditions are unfavourable activities will be adjusted accordingly.
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About this safari
Best season : Dec - Mar
Available : Daily
Arranging time needed : 1 hour
Hottest month : Mar & April (annual average is about 27 °)
Best time of the day to start : Early morning & afternoon
Starting point : Mattala Airport and surrounding area
Starting time : 5 AM
Last intake : 3 PM
Finishing time : 6 PM
Whole excursion hrs : Upto 3 - 4 hrs Safari
Total Kms driven : 70 Approx. (Mattala to Bundala & back)
Transportation : Select from above
Restrictions : Do not touch corals please. Be a responsible and ethical snorkeler and diver. No flash photography of ancient paintings. Cover your knees and shoulders before enter any temple. Do not leave plastics behind / Please do not feed wild animals.
Basic price includes : Pick up and drop off / Snacks / First aid kit / All Gov tax.
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Optional : A well-spoken local animal expert / historian could be arranged with an additional fee.
You may bring : Water / Hat and sun glass / Sun cream