Kumana National Park Safari

Where a myriad of birds nest and breed, a bird sanctuary and eco-tourism haven is Kumana National Park. Experience a wildlife safari observing the diversity of birds and wildlife which would yield an endearing and fun-filled expedition.


  • The most important feature is ‘Kumana Villu’ which is a 200-hectare mangrove swamp, a major attraction for birds such as storks, pelicans, white ibis, herons, spoonbills and egrets
  • Migratory birds flock to Kumana such as the yellow-footed green pigeon, malabar trogon, greater racket-tailed drongo, red-faced malkoha, and sirkeer malkoha
  • Kumana National Park also allows you to spot several other wild animals such as elephants, leopards, golden jackal, wild boar, european otter as well as the endangered fishing cat
  • There are turtles and crocodiles too – green turtle, loggerhead turtle, olive ridley turtle and the mugger crocodile


Scattered around the national park are several water pools and the ‘Kumana Villu’ which is a 200-hectare mangrove swamp occupies great importance. Water birds nesting is a breath-taking site that can bee seen at this venue during the months of May to June.
Additionally, among the birds that migrate to Kumana, some very rare species are the Yellow-footed Green Pigeon, Malabar Trogon, Greater Racket-tailed Drongo, Red-faced Malkoha, and Sirkeer Malkoha.
Several watchtowers are also situated within the park for those who are eager to capture a site of these bird species. It is indeed no doubt that you are going to capture some amazing bird life and also some mind-blowing pictures to take back home.
On the other hand, the Kumana National Park also allows you to spot several other wild animals such as Elephants, Leopards, Golden Jackal, Wild Boar, European Otter as well as the endangered Fishing Cat. At the same time, Kumana is also an important habitat for several threatened wetland species such as turtles and crocodiles. Some of such species are the Green Turtle, Loggerhead Turtle, Olive Ridley Turtle and the Mugger Crocodile.
Overall, the Kumana National Park allows you to witness great birdlife and wildlife at a single natural park. Necessary arrangements for your safari needs can be arranged through the tour consultants at Epic Sri Lanka Holidays.