Choose between half-day morning or evening safari options, or select a full-day safari adventure, and then meet your private guide and safari Jeep at the Kumana National Park entrance gate. Guests staying within 3 miles of the park entrance will receive a complimentary pickup.
Spend the rest of your visit inside this beautiful wildlife area, spreading more than 86,000 acres (35,000 hectares) across a protected area of mangrove swamps and wetlands. The park’s aquatic terrain and watering holes make it a favorite destination wildlife like hundreds of bird species, turtles, and crocodiles. The months of May and June are special peak periods thanks to the birds’ nesting season.
Prepare your bird book and binoculars for a flurry of observation and identification in this bird lover’s paradise. Many guests are able to easily spot 200 species or more, and more than 430 species have been spotted in the park. Bird varieties like Spoonbills, White ibis, Pelicans, Painted Storks, Herons, Egrets and Little Cormorants. Other rare species like Red-faced Malkoha, Sirkeer Malkoha, Pacific Golden Plover, Marsh Sandpiper, Greater Sand Plover, Lesser Sand Plover, Grey Plover, Ruddy Turnstone, Little Ringed Plover, Yellow-footed Green Pigeon, Common Redshank, Common Sandpiper, Curlew Sandpiper, Greater Racket-tailed Drongo, Malabar Trogon, Wood Sandpiper, Little Stint, Common Snipe, and Pintail Snipe are also visible.
Nature lovers should also keep an eye out for threatened wetland species like Green Turtle, Loggerhead Turtle, Olive Ridley Turtle, Mugger Crocodile, Indian Flap-shelled Turtle, and the Indian Black Turtle. At the end of your wildlife odyssey you’ll be dropped off at the entrance gates. Or, if your accommodations are within 3 miles (5 kilometers) you’ll receive a drop-off at your hotel.