Technically an extension of the Yala National Park, the Kumana National Park may be overshadowed by its large neighbour, but still boasts of many attractions that enthrall the nature enthusiast.
❂ Useful tips
- Take a pair of binoculars so you can observe the birds up in the tree tops.
- Be as quiet as possible, so as not to scare the birds away.
- The ideal time to visit the park is during the dry season, between May and August.
What to See at Kumana
The Park’s best-known feature is its 200-hectare Kumana bird reserve, which boasts of more than 255 bird species that nest in its luscious treetops. The national park is just one of the designated Important Bird Areas (IBA) of the country. The variety of flora that thrives in the park have also made the environment habitable for a number of species of mammals, reptiles and fish. This has made the park an idyllic location for bird watchers and nature seekers looking to catch a glimpse of the tropical habitation of the endemic species. Grab a camera, some khakis and boots, and head over to the bird watcher’s paradise at Kumana.