Kumana National Park 787 views

HambantotaBird WatchingWild SafariWildlife SanctuariesNature & Wildlife

Recomended duration
3+ Hours
Best time of the year to visit
December to February
Open Hours
6AM to 6PM

Little bit about Kumana National Park

Kumana National Park is also located adjacent to the Yala National Park. This park is renowned for its avifauna, large flocks of migratory waterfowl and wading birds make it popular and a must visit place. Around twenty lagoons and tanks support the extensive birdlife of this national park. It is an important breeding ground for birds and birds nesting in Sri Lanka. Relatively 255 species of birds find home at this national park. If you love birds, and fancy bird watching, Kumana National Park should be your next place for vacation.

Apart from bird life, Kumana National Park offers wildlife safari and other adventures as well. Most reptiles, turtles, elephants, leopards and other animals could be spotted. Since Yala is close by, you could enjoy experience of two national parks at one vacation. Variety of birds, animals and many more adventures all at one place saves time of travel and increases fun.


Photo Credits: Kasun De Silva ,Saumya Wanniarachchi


Things to know before you go

  • The best time to visit Kumana National park is from December to February while September through November being the second busiest
  • Do not feed the animals
  • Do not tease the animals
  • No smoking, no liquor
  • Eat at designated rest areas only
  • Do not get down from the Safari Jeeps
  • Bring plenty of water, sun protection creams, sunglasses, caps/hats
  • Always listen to the driver's/ guide's instructions


Kumana National Park Entrance Fee for Foreigners

  Single Visit Overnight Stay
Adult  $ 10 $ 20
Kids (6 - 12 yrs)  $ 8  $ 16

Service Charge: $8

Veicle Entrance Fee: ~$2

15% VAT on the grand entrance fee


Kumana National Park Entrance Fee for Locals

  Single Visit Overnight Stay
Adult  LKR 40 LKR 80
Kids (6 - 12 yrs)  LKR 20 LKR 40
School Kids LKR 10  

Service Charge: ~LKR 1,300

Veicle Entrance Fee: LKR 250

15% VAT on the grand entrance fee



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