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By Bundala National Park Safari With Srimal

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You fancy the most authentic experience with a local guide. Having grown up near Bundala Park, Srimal is familiar with the place down to its last blade of grass.

Overview

Less than 1 day
Private trip
This option is a full-day game drive in Yala National Park with an experienced safari guide and is perfect for those who have arranged their accommodation separately. The full-day game drive will take place from 5:00 am to 6:30 pm and you will see a variety of its wild animals, many kinds of birds, snakes.
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Trip Inclusions

From US$ 121.13 21,999.72 LKR per person
  • All game drives in our 4x4 customized Luxury Jeeps (Exclusive jeep for you, No sharing with others, Private tour)
  • National park fees including all taxes.
  • Meals
  • Hotel pick up and drop (From the hotel in Yala, Tissamaharama, Kirinda, Kataragama, Weerawila, Hambantota area)
  • All Taxes
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals other than mentioned in the inclusion
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Transport

Pick-up
05:00AM
Hotel pick up and drop (From the hotel in Yala, Tissamaharama, Kirinda, Kataragama, Weerawila, Hambantota area)
Drop-off
06:30AM
Hotel pick up and drop (From the hotel in Yala, Tissamaharama, Kirinda, Kataragama, Weerawila, Hambantota area)

Availability

Trips available daily
Feb 22
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Feb 24
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Feb 25
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Feb 26
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Feb 27
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Bookings should be made at least 1 day in advance. View the full calendar to request other dates.

Itinerary

Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Yala National Park
Yala National Park

Today you will be going to see leopard and other wildlife

  • 05.00 AM - 05.30 AM: Picked up from the hotel and drive to the park entrance
  • 05.45 AM - Morning game drive
  • 09.00 PM: Picnic Breakfast at near the beach
  • 12.30 PM- At noon break near the river, You can have a river bath, Picnic Lunch, time to rest until evening safari.
  • 03.15 PM - Evening game drive
  • 06.30 PM- Departure & dropped off to the hotel.

Meet your guide

Bundala National Park Safari With Srimal

Bundala National Park Safari With Srimal is a small company with a very active owner Srimal. Their office is very close to the Bundala National park and just 15km away from Tissamaharama. He is a very friendly guy who grew up near this park and so has great knowledge of all the birds and animals. Overall, we recommend a tour with Srimal who is a very relaxed and trustworthy guy.
12 years experience
Basic English
Community-Based
Wildlife-Safe

What others are saying

4.4 out of 30 helpful reviews
carina j
08 Nov 2019 on TripAdvisor
We have been to Bundala park several time and every time with Srimal! He is a great guide with a lot o f knowlege about the birds and the animals in Bundala. Srimal is an funny and warm person who it is easy to comunicate with and we strongly recomend him for a memoriable safaritour! Khsrimal@yahoo.com telephone 0094779599397
tsbright, Australia
01 Nov 2019 on TripAdvisor
We had an early morning visit to Bundala. The landscape, in parts, is really quite beautiful. We were lucky that there was a bi of water around, and the birds and wildlife very active. We saw plenty of bird life including painted storks, spoonbills, ducks, toucans, hawks, water hens, peacocks etc. Quite a site to look over a small lake and see a tree denuded of leaves, but full of cormorants drying their outstretched wings. Wildlife included crocodiles, several troupes of grey langurs, wild boar, domestic cattle, water buffalo (a lot of them) and land monitors. The biggest surprise was driving to the coast and pulling up on a rocky outcrop at the Indian ocean. This particular spot also overlooks a fishing village. Having been to Yala, Minneriya and Udawalawe as well - Bundala deserves a place on the must do list for it's contrast to the others.
Aman M, United Kingdom
06 Oct 2019 on TripAdvisor
Great national park in sri lanka and would advise anyone who is looking to visit to use Chaminda who organised the tour for use and even picked up from our hotel which was 3 hours away!!!. Very peaceful and beautiful place with loads to see from birds, crocodiles, spotted deer cheeky monkeys and not forgetting the famous elephants.you will not see no more than 2-3 other jeeps in the park at anyone time Chaminda is very experienced and will explain all the animals to you and will go all the way to make sure you get to see the elephants in the park like he did with us. Chamindaweerasooriya@gmail.com tel +94713095115
lucie799, United Kingdom
04 Sep 2019 on TripAdvisor
Absolutely amazing afternoon close up with a herd of elephants, monkeys, more birds than I knew existed, crocodiles, water buffalo, jackals and lizards. Srimal was our guide, his knowledge of the park and the animals is excellent. He organised everything including transport to Bundala from our accommodation. He had his own jeep and skilled driver and Srimal sits in the back with you to spot animals. He is very considerate, engine off when animals are close. Brilliant day out! You can contact Srimal on WhatsApp on 0094779599397 or email on Khsrimal@yahoo.com
Erin N
23 Aug 2019 on TripAdvisor
We used Chaminda’s company and while he was out with another tour to Yala, we were well taken care of by his wife’s cousin. Bundala was wonderful! We only saw two other jeeps the three hours we were there, much different from the other safari we took with countless jeeps and hundreds and hundreds of other people. In Bundala we saw not only a wide variety of birds, but also an elephant, spotted deer, crocodiles, monkeys, wild boars, water buffaloes, a hare, and more. Definitely recommend visiting here, my 11 year old daughter loved it.

Other Things to Know

Cancellation and Exchange Policy
While we understand that plans change, we also have to be fair to each supplier, who needs time to prepare logistics for your trip such as manpower, food, permits, and more.
Strict Cancellation Policy
As Bundala National Park Safari With Srimal pays for your trip’s logistics in advance, you can only cancel for free within 24 hours of your booking, provided that this is at least 2 weeks before your trip starts.
Flexible Date Policy
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.
Packing list for the trip
Binoculars
Casual clothing
Hat
Insect Repellent
Can you arrange transportation to/from Yala National Park?

Yes sure! If you're coming from any other parts of Sri Lanka (e.g. Colombo) to Yala National Park for your safari, or you need to head from Yala National Park to any other parts of Sri Lanka after your safari, we can provide a private car transfer. This will cost US $60 per 4-person car, per one-way transfer. Please do indicate in your booking form if you require this transfer.

Which Yala National Park Blocks do you visit?

Most of our safari partners visit Block 1 as that is the one that is closest to the towns of Tissamaharam and Kataragama where most of the hotels are. It is also the block which has the most wildlife. Block 5 is visited on occasion. The other blocks require special permission for entry. If you have a certain block in mind, do let us know and we can see if we can arrange!

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