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Kumana National Park Afternoon Safari

4 Hours
  • Can be arranged at a nearby place
  • Our tour guides speak clear English
  • Meals are not included in our package. However we can arrange for this
  • Yes, up to 24 hours
  • Book now and pay later
  • Tour Guides are licensed and trustworthy and well educated about the nature
  • The best time to visit Kumana is during Winter (December through February) and during their annual migratory season from August to April.
  • Comfortable 4-WD Jeep

The afternoon safari begins at 2 pm. This is the ideal half day tour if you have limited time on your holiday. Situated 391 km from Colombo on the southeastern coast of Sri Lanka, the Kumana bird sanctuary is a haven for ornithologists. It is the most popular bird sanctuary in Sri Lanka.

The park was established in 1938. Out of Sri Lanka’s 400 bird species, Kumana is recorded to have recorded 255 species of birds. Bird species at Kumana include the rare black-necked stork, pelicans, painted storks, spoonbills, white ibis and cormorants as well as plovers, sandpipers, snipes and many more.

Kumana is sometimes referred to as the Bundala-Kumana Bird Sanctuary due to its proximity to Bundala National Park. Together, these parks form an important area for bird conservation.

Visitors can explore Kumana National Park through organized safaris. Jeep safaris are a popular way to navigate the park’s terrain and observe the diverse bird species in their natural habitat. While bird watching is a major highlight, Kumana National Park is also home to a variety of other wildlife, including elephants, leopards, and various species of deer. The park’s vegetation ranges from dry monsoon forests to wetlands. Kumana is designated as a national park to conserve its unique ecosystems and the biodiversity it supports. Conservation efforts are in place to protect the park’s natural resources.

Before planning a visit, it’s advisable to check for any updates or changes to the park’s status, regulations, or facilities, as conditions can evolve. Additionally, Earth Lanka Events (Pvt) Ltd can provide valuable insights and enhance the bird-watching experience in Kumana National Park.

Overview

  • Kumana bird park is situated about 35 km south of Arugam Bay.
  • Among the birds and animals you will encounter are Leopards, Elephants, Wild Boar, European Otter, Mugger Crocodile, turtles, pelicans, painted storks, Lesser Whistling Glossy Ibis, Purple Heron, Great Egret and many more.
  • Kumana National Park provides excellent feeding and resting habitats for a large number of threatened wetland species, including three turtle species such as the Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas), Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta caretta), and the Olive Ridley Turtle (Lepidochelys olivaceae).

Tour duration is expected to be 4 hours

  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Free cancellation up to 24 hours

Itinerary

1.15 PM - Pick up from Hotel
2 PM to 6 PM - Safari Tour
6.30 PM - Drop off at the Hotel

Kumana bird sanctuary

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Kumana National Park Afternoon Safari
From $60
/ Adult
From $30
/ Child

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