Watch acres of sky and land fill with 20,000 birds: Bundala National Park

4 Hours

Birdwatching at Bundala National Park lets you explore 6000 hectares brimming with bright-eyed birdlife – with close to 200 species inhabiting the skies, trees and lagoons.

Why should you book this Bundala National Park Safari?

  • It is a fascinating safari for those who love birds, mammals and crocodiles in a beautiful natural environment.
  • Bundala National Park is renowned as a Ramsar site; a wetland of international importance, where migratory birds nest during their stay - away from winter.
  • One of the ideal places to see an impressive diversity of both migrant and endemic birds in Sri Lanka, at a great frequency and at times unbelievable proximity.
  • Equally unique place to see both saltwater crocodiles and freshwater crocodiles.
  • A wonderland of elephants, most of which reside permanently, with seasonal migratory herds arriving for short periods at Bundala.
  • The biodiversity of the Park is prolific with 383 plant species being recorded here, six of which are endemic and seven endangered.
  • Visiting this Park could easily be combined with the dates you spend in the southern Sri Lanka, or when you are visiting Yala National Park.
  • Opportunity to interact with the local fishing community. A Park with countless picture-postcard opportunities.
  • An experienced birding guide/naturalist accompanying you will make this tour that much more meaningful and engaging.


You will first meet up with the Sri Lanka Day Tours crew and your designated naturalist at the gate entrance to Bundala National Park. For the morning half-day tour, the starting time will be at 6 a.m. while the afternoon tour begins at 2:30 pm

The tour starts with you entering the National Park with your naturalist/guide in a jeep. For the next couple of hours, you will need to be on the lookout to spot several species of birds and other animals for whom this natural haven is home.

Our naturalist will be at hand to fill you in on information, regarding the Park and any sightings made.

You will be taken through the entire Bundala National Park, covering the diverse landscapes; wetlands, grasslands, forest patches, sand dunes, etc.

We will stop at a designated spot overlooking the ocean or a lake where you can get down for a breather and enjoy a cup of tea/coffee prepared by our crew.

After you finish the safari, either around 11 a.m. or around 6 p.m. (depending on the tour you take), you will be dropped off at the park entrance.

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • Experienced local tracking driver guide
  • Jeep cost of the Bundala National Park Safari
  • Entrance fees
  • Packed snacks
  • Bottled water


  • Arrival and departure transportation
  • Any extra beverages or food consumed
  • Any tips to the staff
  • Any personal effects not mentioned above
  • Pick up and drop off from your hotel in Yala or any other accommodation in Yala could be arranged at an extra cost.
Overall Trip Rating:
- Based on 3 travel reviews
Very Good
  1. Not only birds... a Lot to see
    By Trang
    from Singapore
    February 18, 2024
    During our safari, we encountered a wide variety of wildlife, including elephants, crocodiles, water buffaloes, and a plethora of bird species. Our guide's expertise and keen eye for spotting wildlife made the experience all the more memorable. The Jeep, a sturdy and reliable vehicle, was well-equipped to handle the rugged terrain of the park, ensuring a smooth and comfortable ride throughout the journey.
    Date of Experience: January 31, 2024
  2. Safari for bird lovers
    By Sridharan
    from India
    January 10, 2024
    The place to see birds, good safari without all the jeep traffic you get in other national parks. A lot of birds. An elephant and other Species. Very peaceful at the water. And so noisy of all that beautiful birds. Our driver was friendly and sees a lot. We were there in the afternoon.
    Date of Experience: December 16, 2023
  3. Best National Park without crowds
    By Christian
    from Sri Lanka
    November 23, 2023
    this is the best safari out of 4 jeep safaris we did in Sri Lanka. Our opinion this was the best place to see nature at its best without the crowds and lots of jeeps. No problems to stop and observe and no queuing jeeps. Highly recommend if you like bird watching. We also saw crocodiles, mongoose, tufted grey langurs and wild boar. .
    Date of Experience: November 11, 2023

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Watch acres of sky and land fill with 20,000 birds: Bundala National Park
From $165
/ Adult - Single Person(SOLO)
From $105
/ Adult - 2 Persons
From $85
/ Adult - 3 Persons
From $75
/ Adult - 4 Persons
From $69
/ Adult - 5 or More people
From $57
/ Child - Price per child
  • SLDT/2403/BW01
  • Ideally 6.00AM
  • Bundala Park Entrance [Transport could be provided from your location at an extra cost]
  • 48 Hours
  • All Year Around (However, the best season would be between September & March)


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