Bundala National Park from Hikkaduwa
Bundala is a UNESCO designated Biosphere Reserve, an Important Bird Area designated by Birdlife International and also the very first Ramsar site in Sri Lanka.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off from your hotel in Hikkaduwa.
- Transport throughout the tour from/to your hotel with an air-conditioned vehicle.
- Service of an English-Speaking Driver.
- Safari Jeep for the safari.
- All Taxes & Service Charges.
- Entrance Tickets to Bundala National Park.
- Food and drinks.
- Expenses of personal nature.
What You Can Expect
You will be starting your tour from Your Hotel in Hikkaduwa at 10.00am. Your chauffeur will be picking you up from Your Hotel in Ahangama and driving you to Bundala. You will reach the Bundala by 2:30 pm, proceed to Bundala National Park where you will meet your safari jeep to go on a lovely jeep safari.
Enjoy a three-hour safari which would give you a chance to explore the amazing Bundala National Park. Bundala is a UNESCO designated Biosphere Reserve, an Important Bird Area designated by Birdlife International and also the very first Ramsar site in Sri Lanka. Based on the southern coast of Sri Lanka, Bundala National Park has a low country dry zone climate with five saltwater lagoons. The park as a whole is a home ground for many species of plant life, many of them aquatic.
Your safari will give you a chance to see many of the 324 species of animals that can be found in Bundala. Small herds of elephants roam the park. Meanwhile, you may see langurs, pangolins, barking deer, sambar and many other types of deer, wild boar, rusty-spotted cats, black-naped hares and jackals. These are merely the tip of the iceberg. In addition to these mammals, Bundala is also famous for its crocodile population. It is the only park in Sri Lanka where you can see both the species of crocodiles available in Sri Lanka; the freshwater (mugger) crocodile and the estuarine crocodile. Other reptiles seen here are tortoises, the many species of snakes including the endemic flying snake, and turtles including all five of the species of globally endangered sea turtles that nest in Sri Lanka.
Bundala is also a haven for almost 200 species of birds at the peak of migration. Greater flamingos, which migrate by the thousands to escape winter, also count among this number. Some of the birds that you may get to see are; the many species of cormorants; ducks, such as the lesser whistling duck or garganey; spoonbills; storks such as the painted stork or the black-necked stork; and other birds like the Eurasian coot.
After the safari, you will return to your vehicle and you’ll get back to the Your Hotel by 8.30 pm, completing your tour.