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Address: Panama-Kumbukkana Road, Hambantota, Tangalle 32508, Sri Lanka

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Unspoiled bird watch with wild animal watch

This is the other side of Yala park please note you have to enter through Eastern province, Panama, Okanda. Before you enter if you have some time visit Okanda temple also. It is... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2017
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

This is the other side of Yala park please note you have to enter through Eastern province, Panama, Okanda. Before you enter if you have some time visit Okanda temple also. It is situated very close to the main entrance. This is almost like Yala but due to too many travellers at Yala, you don't find animals. Here you find... More 

1 Thank Aadhes
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Our safari jeep combed through the lush greeny trees and streams.. the extend from the entrance to the border end, it took us solidly nearly 2 hours to reach. Expect bumpy sand roads throughout. At few locations, our jeep drove through small water streams - which was really exciting. The day before we went, the park have received a good... More 

Thank Fahadh N
Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Its the "same" park as yala national park, but a different entrance. Its way way cheaper than yala or other Nature parks in Sri Lanka and has the same animals. We were 4 people and booked a safari jeep through where we stayed - we payed 8000 rupees for the jeep and around 2100 rupees each for the entrance +... More 

2 Thank osvald_lund
Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Kumana is famous for birds' park in Sri Lanka.We entered into the park at 2.00. we returned at 6.15. The forest is beautiful. No harm from animals,like elephants. We could see birds,deers and rabbits and many more.. Friendly guide. Its a original nature park in Sri lanka. WE can get a safari jeep at Panama area. There are many people... More 

2 Thank ysa1234
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2,543 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 543 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This is good park for Bird watching. If you are a bird watcher and around here visit .There are enough birds to watch.

Thank SE s
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed inside the juncle with extreme nature tours. Superb sightings of wild life. Best for nature lovers.

Thank Radhisha P
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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242 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Kumana is also called the Yala East is one place where you can see a variety of birds and animals. The roads are good and the Safari is done by private jeep owners who provide open re modelled Toyota Hilux pick ups for the purpose. You can perch your camera with tripod conveniently and go for the Safari. Lesser adjutant... More 

2 Thank PRABHU60
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015

7 miles, 12km south of arugam bay.There are five cam sites )heraligasara,Adakumbura,kumana moya< mahagal Amuna. bird watching can be done. Nice views

Thank uniqueviewSL
Holland, MI
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50 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2015

The owner of our hotel in Arugam Bay helped arrange a Jeep and driver to take us into Kumana National Park. We went during the afternoon on a cloudy day and were amazed at how much we saw. All the animals that were promised, except the sloth bear. Rarely did we have a time that there was no wildlife to... More 

1 Thank time2travel
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37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 September 2014

I had not visited the park over 30 years during the war. Childhood memories took me on a nostalgic trip. We stayed at Panama lagoon cabanas. A 45 minute drive away from the park. The park opens only at 6.30 am . we Had problems finding a reasonably priced 4x4 vehicle on our own. I needed a 4x4 vehicle as... More 

3 Thank Chand_11

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