The park was called the Yala-East National park before it was renamed to its present name in 2006. It also has a large history with the 20-year civil war and the tsunami which hit the coasts of Sri Lanka on December 26, 2004.
- The park covers 35,664 hectares (88,130 acres) and is home to over 255 bird species. Its wild landscape is known for its animal diversity, with over 20 lagoons all over the place, Kumana wildlife sanctuary is known to be the largest bird sanctuary in Sri Lanka.
Flora and faunaEdit
Fees and permitsEdit
- Walking is not an option: a truck/jeep will be supplied along with a driver at the main entrance. All you have to do is not do what the driver advises you not to do.
- Bird-watching: With over 255 bird varieties, the Kumana National Park is the ideal place for bird-watching
- Animal observation: With many varieties of animals such as crocodiles, leopards and Elephants, Kumana is a great adventure for animal lovers
- A small store is included in the main entrance of the park,there you can buy equipments such as pocket guides, Souvenirs and snacks for the trip. Other than that the only other shops that can be found are in the Small Tamil village nearby.
You can buy snacks from the shop at the entrance. If you are bringing a snack, please bring it wrapped in a decomposing paper.
You can buy food from the Tamil village near the sanctuary. They provide loving hospitality and fresh food, homemade at their local stores.
It is necessary to bring along a water bottle. You can buy small drinks at the entrance shop, you can also buy drinks from the Tamil village. You can live the culture of the Tamil group by bathing yourself from a well near the famous Tamil church.
The park has many dangers. It is best if you listen to the driver's advice.