We pick you from Pottuvil or Arugam Bay area from an off-road drive and drive to the ticket counter. Once we bought the tickets we enter the park's very rudimentary driving path. We observe the wildlife while we drive slowly from the vehicle. And we will stop over at a permitted place briefly to stretch our legs and enjoy your snack. After that, we cruise again a bit on the way back to your accommodation before leaving the park. This Kumana national park is located about 29 kms away from Arugam Bay.
All the feared and largest animals in Sri Lanka can be spotted in this park. Leopards, sloth bears, deer and rare Rusty-spotted Cat are seen in this park. But you most likely to encounter elephants and dozen of bird species if you are a common traveler. Kumana Bird Sanctuary is the most popular Bird Sanctuary in Sri Lanka. Kumana Birds Sanctuary and Yala National Park are neighboring parks divided by Kumbukkan River.
Different types of habitats such as tanks, pools, streams, lagoons, marshes, scrub lands, forest patches were observed in the park. Common species of birds you can spot are, pelican, painted stork, spoonbill, white ibis, open-billed stork, purple hero, grey heron, egrets, pond heron, night heron, Indian darter, cormorant and black- necked stork, one of Sri Lanka's rarest birds. Moorhen, water cock, purple moorhen, pheasant - tailed jacana, black - winged stilt, whistling teal and little grebe are also can be seen.
Endangered Birds - The Lesser adjutant stork (Leptoptilos javanicus).
Apart from birds, Kumana is home to some mammals as well, Elephant, Golden Jackal, Leopard and Wild Boar...
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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
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About this safari
Best season : All year around
Available : Daily
Arranging time needed : 1 day
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Best time of the day to start : Early morning
Pick up point : Pottuvil and Arugam Bay area
Starting time : 5 AM
Finishing time : 6 PM
Whole safari hrs : 12
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 from Pottuvil or Arugam Bay area / Entrance ticket / Safari Jeep / Professional trekker / Fresh lunch delivery to park / All Gov taxs.
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 / Hat and sun glass / Sun cream / Camera