BUNDALA NATIONAL PARK
Bundala National Park is a popular destination for birdwatchers located approximately fifteen kilometers east of Hambantota in Sri Lanka. It safeguards a crucial area of coastal wetland well-known for its diverse birdlife. The park is also home to significant populations of elephants, marsh and estuarine crocodiles, turtles, and other wildlife, including leopards.
Situated along the coast east of Hambantota, Bundala National Park offers a quick and rewarding experience for visitors. A four-hour jeep ride can provide sightings of elephants, large crocodiles, giant squirrels, and flamingoes. For the best chance of spotting wildlife, afternoon safaris during the dry season (December to May) are recommended.