Bundala National Park

Explorer by Mahoora camps Bundala

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Private Tented Safari Camp Experience in Bundala

The Bundala National Park is widely noted for the various species of Sri Lankan avifauna that reside or migrate here. It is of particular interest for its water birds as every single species is said to visit here. 

Bundala National Park

Covering an area of slightly more than 6,200 hectares, the Bundala National Park is located in the southern district of Hambantota in Sri Lanka. It falls within the dry zone and its climate can be described as hot and arid. The vegetation is predominantly of a dry thorny scrubland variety which provides a natural barrier to the wind and the terrain is flat with sand dunes that border the coastline.

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The Park features a series of lagoons which are an important habitat for wintering water birds. It is due to this fact that Bundala was declared Sri Lanka's first Ramsar wetland. The best time to visit the Bundala National Park is between August and April when shore bird numbers can reach as high as 20,000.

Many different species can be observed on a wildlife safari at Bundala. There are a total of 383 species of plants, including six endemics and seven species which are considered threatened in Sri Lanka. It is also home to 32 different species of mammals, five of which are classified as threatened. These include the Sri Lankan Elephant, Sambar, Barking and Spotted Deer. Sri Lankan Leopards have been recorded in the Park too, but sightings are rare. Bundala is also the only national park where you can see both marsh and estuarine crocodiles on the same safari drive.

Flora and Fauna at Bundala

Many different species can be observed on a wildlife safari at Bundala. There are a total of 383 species of plants, including six endemics and seven species which are considered threatened in Sri Lanka.

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It is also home to 32 different species of mammals, five of which are classified as threatened. These include the Sri Lankan Elephant, Sambar, Barking and Spotted Deer. Sri Lankan Leopards have been recorded in the Park too, but sightings are rare. Bundala is also the only national park where you can see both marsh and estuarine crocodiles on the same safari drive.

For keen birdwatchers, the wetland system harbours an incredibly rich bird life with approximately 197 species, including several species of migratory waterfowl. Every species of water bird found in the country is said to visit here. The rare Black-necked Stork and Great Thick-knee are particular birding highlights. The Blue-tailed Bee-eater, Red Shank, Spot-billed Pelican, Blue-faced Malkoha, Crested Hawk Eagle and Brown Shrike are easily seen. Migrants and vagrants make the journey from as far as Siberia and over 15,000 shore birds might be feeding at any one time between October and March.

Facts

  • A tent (15.6’x8’) with accommodation, an en-suite bathroom, and a private veranda/porch

  • Tented accommodation with raised beds with freshly laundered bed linens and a bedside table along with basic amenities

  • Fully-sealed tent with ventilation nets

  • Equipped with a shoe rack and two foldable arm chairs

  • One rechargeable table top fan is provided in the bedroom

  • A rechargeable lantern is provided for illumination

  • The veranda/porch includes two chairs and a coffee table

Itineraries

Explorer by Mahoora is a highly unique and immersive experience of living with untamed Sri Lankan wildlife inside National Parks, Nature Reserves and on the borders of National Parks/ Nature Reserves across the country - as is our beauty encapsulated Private Tented Safari Camp Experience in Bundala.

bundala Living in the Explorer by Mahoora Camp in Bundala National Park is very distinct. The campsite is surrounded by all things beautiful. The lagoon is the front face of the campsite while white sandy pristine oceanic beach 100 meters away is the backyard, the rest is a virgin forest that makes you wonder if you are living in a land of enchantment. Tall palm trees and thick bushes adorn the landscape by the shallow lagoons. These wetlands are home and playground to numerous species of birds who make this their permanent home - or their temporary abode to escape the harsh winter.

Unique culinary experiences come with your every meal at Explorer by Mahoora at Bundala.

Tuck your feet into the sandy beach while we serve you a fusion of local and Continental cuisine.

Lunch service with Explorer by Mahoora at Bundala is yet another intimate experience. The pristine beach, the deep blue lagoons are eye candy. We serve you mouthwatering culinary specialities that will tantalise your taste buds in the midst of this mesmerising scenery.

Explorer by Mahoora is for the adventurer who is looking for a sense of comfort and glamour in the midst of wilderness. The tent (15.6’x 8’) comes with a bedroom and an en-suite bathroom along with a private veranda/porch outside the tent.

1 night/ 2 days Itinerary

  • Arrival at the pre-agreed meeting location at 12.30 p.m.

  • Drive to Explorer by Mahoora campsite situated inside the Bundala National Park in a 4WD safari jeep.

  • Lunch.

  • Evening jeep Safari at Bundala National Park at 2.30 p.m.

  • Return to the campsite for BBQ dinner around the campfire.

2 nights/ 3 days Itinerary

  • Arrival at the pre-agreed meeting location at 12.30 p.m.

  • Drive to Explorer by Mahoora Campsite situated inside the Bundala National Park in a 4WD safari jeep.

  • Lunch.

  • Evening jeep Safari at Bundala National Park at 2.30 p.m.

  • Return to the campsite for BBQ dinner around the campfire.

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Colombo 08,
Sri Lanka
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