Adventures at Bundala National Park – Wild Encounters!

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Buckle up or hold on tight, for a safari at the Bundala National Park offers a most adventure-filled journey; you will come across everything from birds in all their feathered finery to stealthy predators of the wild.

Getting There

The Bundala National Park is situated around 250 km from Colombo, the commercial capital of Sri Lanka. Luxury resorts in the Hambantota district can be found within easy reach of Bundala, ideal if you want to spend more time exploring the park.

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Colby Otero from Brooklyn, USA, Wildlife Preserve Near Kirinda, Sri LankaCC BY 2.0

The Terrain

As with most national parks in the country, Bundala also has a rather diverse terrain, from thorny scrub jungle and wetlands to idyllic beach areas and lagoons. Mornings and evenings are great times for safaris and you can easily plan a day trip here when staying at south coast accommodation options like Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort.

Birds of a Feather

They say “birds of a feather flock together” and this is literally true at Bundala! 197 bird species have been recorded at the park including migratory flocks. Birdwatchers can look forward to seeing greater flamingos, spot-billed pelicans, crested hawk eagles and spoonbills to name but a few.

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Thimindu Goonatillake from Colombo, Sri Lanka, Haliaeetus leucogaster -Bundala National Park, Sri Lanka -flying-8CC BY-SA 2.0

Other wild inhabitants

Birds are by no means the only “wild” attractions at Bundala. Be on the lookout for stealthy leopards, majestic elephants, nervous spotted deer and of course, both estuarine and mugger crocodiles with their “toothy” grins!

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Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers. Google+

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