Bundala National Park – half day safari

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Bundala National Park is one of the smallest wildlife park in the Island. Mass migrating Flamingos resting in this place. And our island’s oldest settlement artifacts, about 125,000 years old, found from the sand dunes of this park too. Its rather flat landmass is full of wetlands and wildlife. The price includes a safari jeep with a trekker & entrance ticket. (updated on : 3 Aug 2020)

Bundala National Park - Sri Lanka
Bundala National Park - Sri Lanka
Bundala National Park - Sri Lanka
Bundala National Park - Sri Lanka
Bundala National Park - Sri Lanka
Bundala National Park - Sri Lanka
Bundala National Park - Sri Lanka
Bundala National Park - Sri Lanka
Bundala National Park - Sri Lanka
Bundala National Park - Sri Lanka
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Bundala National Park acquires a very significant place in Sri Lankan archaeology and it is the first ever Ramsar site in Sri Lanka too. But this park is 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 of those artifacts has placed them in about 125,000 years. The park is characterised by interconnecting canals, marshes and the adjacent sea coast surrounding. 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. 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 still harbors few elephants too.

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.
Today's Marine Forecast : Sri Lanka Department of Meteorology / Buoyweather
Transportation to a destination : Click Here to reserve with an excursion.
Refund : Refund will be determined after reducing third party's and our costs.

About this safaring

Best season : Dec - Mar (All year around)
Available : Daily
Arranging time needed : 1 day
Hottest month : Mar & April (annual average is about 27 °)

Best time to start : Early morning & late afternoon
Starting point : Tissamaharama / Hambantota / Mattala Airport
Starting time : 5.00 AM / 1 PM
Safaring time : 3.5 - 4 hrs

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.

Price includes : Safari jeep / Trekker (most likely to be the jeep driver) / First aid kit / All Gov taxes.

Child price : Aged 6 - 12 is considered a child / Aged 0 - 6 is free of charge

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Optional : A well-spoken local animal expert / historian could be arranged with an additional fee.

You may bring : Water / Cardigan for morning breeze Hat and sun glass / Sun cream / Camera / Binocular


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Bundala National Park

Bundala National Park - Sri Lanka

From Thissamaharama town it's a 19 km drive to this National park. It takes about 30 minutes drive.

Bundala National Park acquires a very significant place in Sri Lankan archaeology and it is the first ever Ramsar site in Sri Lanka.

The oldest artifacts of a prehistorical establishment in this island was found from the sand dunes of Bundala National Park. The carbon dating those artifacts has placed them in about 125,000 years old.  

The park is characterised by inter-connecting channels, marshes and the adjacent sea coast surrounding. The terrain is generally flat with sand dunes and sparse dry ever green scrub.

The park comprises a group of four shallow brackish lagoons with some salt pans - Embilikala lagoon is 430 ha and 1-2 m in depth, Malala lagoon is about 650 ha and about 1 .2 m in depth, Koholankala lagoon is about 390 ha and Mahalewaya lagoon is about 260 ha.  Both Malala and Koholankals lagoons are fully developed for salt production.

This is an internationally important wintering ground for migratory water birds in Sri Lanka. 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 still harbors a few elephant and migratory herds of upto 80 animals.

Opening hours - 0600 - 17.30


Entrance tickets - Day visit 

Adult - 27 USD (app)
Child - 8 USD (app)


Entrance tickets - Overnight visit

Adult - contact us
Child - contact us


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