Kumana National Park

Location: South West, 391 kilometres from Colombo

Area: 356.65 square kilometres
Avg. Temperature: 26°C – 28 °C
Avg. Average Rainfall: 1300 mm

Kumana National Park is a popular national park among wildlife enthusiasts. With 20 rich lagoons and tanks supporting the renowned and abundant birdlife of this area, it is most often referred to as a bird sanctuary. The park’s beautiful wetland areas are dotted with water lilies and surrounded by dry-zone scrub forest and grasslands, giving it a remarkable view!

The flora in Kumana consists mainly of thick Mangrove trees, water loving Kumbuk trees and the Karan Fern as well as open marsh areas. 225 species of birds breed and nest upon this habitat including, some of the most spotted species such as Pelicans, Painted Stork, Spoonbills, Egrets, Little Cormorants and Peacocks. Migrant birds such as the Greater Flamingo, White Ibis, Herons and Pheasants also call this area home during the Northern winter.

Other species of fauna found in Kumana are similar to the ones found in Yala. Herds of Elephants wonder the area as well as Wild Boar, Spotted Deer and on rare occasions, Leopards and Sloth Bears.

Getting there:

You can reach Kumana through Yala National Park

Accommodation Options:

Luxury or participatory camping

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