3D2N / 2D1N

KUMANA WILDLIFE CAMPING INCURSION

 

Once known as “Yala East” when it reopened to the public in 2003, this 357-sq-km park is one of the less frequently visited National Park than its busy neighbour, “Yala National Park” which bring along a far less zoo-like experience and you will never feel too crowded even during high season. Kumana, back to 1st and 2nd Centuries BC has also been playing important role in ancient civilization which up to today, ancient caves and statues can be found and seen by walk at certain area of the park.

Get in your 4x4 & ride the dust roads, you will be able to encounter multiple wildlife & birds between the 430 bird species comprising of endemic, resident and migrant birds and sightings are possible of rare breeds such as the Black-necked Stork, Yellow-footed Green Pigeon, Lesser Adjutant, Malabar Trogon, Eurasian Spoonbill and the Great Thick-knee. Get also incredible good chance to spot numerous of threatened wetland species as the Mugger Crocodile, the three turtle species; the Green Turtle, Loggerhead Turtle and the Olive Ridley Turtle. By sundown schoal of Malabar hornbills will populated certains trees, as well as an array of mammals from jackals to fox in passing by the un-famous so desire leopard and for those who are lucky, a glimpse of the elusive sloth bear is also possible. During the day, hordes of spotted deers, wild buffalos in their mud water pond, elephants walking across the park will be often spotted offering perfect snapshot. For wildlife lover and photographer, Kumana must be on your “The List” to do!

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The property Offering few camping areas in diverse location in the heart of the park, it will depend of the availability on your booking date. Each area are totally exclusive, some are by the pure white sandy beach surrounded by a deep bushes where elephants sometime walk across & during the season turtles ponding , another camp sample is beside the Kumbukkan river (separated Yala & Kumana) far deep inside the bushes, where the night(s) become alive. Each camp are totally mobile which will be set up and remove only during the period of your stay, it will come along with portable toilet and shower tents which make you live-in the pure camping experience in one of the most wildlife populated NP Accommodation Dome Tent (1-3 pax) Back to Traditional dome tent camping with inflatable mattress (20mm) – Sleeping bag excluded don’t forget to bring it with you Glamping Tent (1-2 pax) Tented safari camp includes spacious tents with actual beds, soft pillows, freshly laundered linen, en-suite bathrooms with toilet and shower, running water, solar powered lamps; ensuing a luxurious environment and a cozy ambience (NO FAN) No electricity available in all inside National Camps Cuisine The camp kitchen is kept busy preparing tantalizing Sri Lankan meals using fresh home grown vegetables, meat, poultry and eggs, thus ensuring every meal is freshly prepared and served new. Indulge in a fresh fruit platter; quench your thirst with fresh fruit juice or a hot cup of tea/coffee. Get ready for some excitement around the roaring campfire when tantalizing BBQ gets going accompanied by a singsong, hurricane lanterns and copra lamps. If you intend travelling out then picnic meals/snacks too can be arranged. Special, non-spicy, dishes can be prepared for children. Similarly, we can prepare simple meals accordingly for people with special diet requirements or allergies. Facilities & Services No facilities will be provided apart being where you are. Such a lush & uniqueless to be able to spend the night(s) inside one national park (not just outside the NP gate), to know where you are at that time. Our team will take good care of you during your stay. Guides Our drivers are all experiences off the beaten track dust & muddy road riders will make your drive feel safe. One National Park Ranger will also being following you to spot & describe for you all wild encounters.




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3D2N Day 1 (L-D) At Arugam Bay, proceed to change vehicule to 4x4 and from the asphalt to the dust road passing by the Kudumbigala Sancturary where villager & wildlife live in perfect harmony urrounded by lagoons, padi field mix with bushes. Get the lush to walk toward a current Buddhism complex before enter to Kumana National Park until you get to your camp (around 2-4hrs driving), during this drive, open your eyes and observe all wildlife and birlife can be encounter. Upon arrival at the Camp, proceed to your check in your tent, then enjoy an home made lunch (depend of your arrival). After lunch take some time to chill and appreciate the camp site, before by 3pm joining an afternoon game drive of 3hrs ride on divers dusty roads Kumana could offer. By sundown, you will drive baco to the camp, were your dinner under stars and surrounded by oil lamps & Bonfire will be served. Take the time to commune with the nature and the people you are with. Your rest of your night will be free and easy. (No night walk will be allowed outside of the camp due to possible wildlife around). Day 2 (PNB-L-D) Very early in the morning wake up around 5:30am) enjoy some coffee & tea (around 5:30am), you will then depart at 6am for a 3hrs morning drive where you will embark yourself into a 4x4 in others roads Kumana offers for you to be able to spot the morning crowded which some species can be only seen during sunrise time. Get the opportunity to walk into the wild and reach Bambaragasthalawa Ancient Temple (name given by the huge trees around the sacred site holding Bambara giant bee hives) which owned a giant reclining Buddha unfortunately has been damaged due to various acts of vandalism and nature as well as other caves close by where numerous rock inscriptions can be seen. Those caves night time are refuge to sloth bear, leopard has it wont be a surprise to see some poop and foot step on those species. Back to the camp for lunch. Take some time off after your lunch to enjoy the camp and its surrounded or even rest, before by 3pm depart for another 3hrs game drive to reach others area of the park and being able to see more unique wildlife. Back to the camp for under the stars dinner. Rest of the evening and night free and easy. Day 3 (B or PNB) Very early in the morning wake up around 5:30am enjoy your breakfast, then packed up, you will then depart at 6.30am for a 3hrs morning drive and explore new road especially the coastal road where most of the bird life happening and get some more luck to spot more wildlife, then we will take the dust road back to Arugam bay where your transport will be awaiting for you to leave for your next destination. OR 2D1N Day 1 (L-D) At Arugam Bay, proceed to change vehicule to 4x4 and from the asphalt to the dust road passing by the Kudumbigala Sancturary where villager & wildlife live in perfect harmony surrounded by lagoons, padi field mix with bushes. Get the lush to walk toward a current Buddhism complex before enter to Kumana National Park until you get to your camp (around 2-4hrs driving), during this drive, open your eyes and observe all wildlife and birdlife can be encounter. Upon arrival at the Camp, proceed to your check in your tent, then enjoy an home made lunch (depend of your arrival). After lunch take some time to chill and appreciate the camp site, before by 3pm joining an afternoon game drive of 3hrs ride on divers dusty roads Kumana could offer. By sundown, you will drive baco to the camp, were your dinner under stars and surrounded by oil lamps & Bonfire will be served. Take the time to commune with the nature and the people you are with. Your rest of your night will be free and easy. (No night walk will be allowed outside of the camp due to possible wildlife around) Day 2 (B) Very early in the morning wake up around 5:30am) enjoy some coffee & tea (around 5:30am), you will then depart at 6am for a 3hrs morning drive where you will embark yourself into a 4x4 in others roads Kumana offers for you to be able to spot the morning crowded which some species can be only seen during sunrise time. Get the opportunity to walk into the wild and reach Bambaragasthalawa Ancient Temple (name given by the huge trees around the sacred site holding Bambara giant bee hives) which owned a giant reclining Buddha unfortunately has been damaged due to various acts of vandalism and nature as well as other caves close by where numerous rock inscriptions can be seen. Those caves night time are refuge to sloth bear, leopard has it wont be a surprise to see some poop and foot step on those species. Back to the camp for breakfast, then you will packed up for us to depart back to Arugam bay where your transport will be awaiting for you to leave for your next destination.




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What is Included? Accommodation inside Kumana National Park, full board meals, 4x4 jeep safari game ride sunset & sunrise, experience 4x4 driver, National Park Ranger, drinking water, coffee & tea, National Park entrance fees. What is Excluded? Travel to Arugam Bay, sodas and alcoholic beverages (none are available at site, need to buy by yourself prior arrival), tipping and gratuities to guide, National Park Ranger & 4x4 driver




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What to Bring? Head lamp, mosquito repellent, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, binocular, dry bag, money (no ATM), comfortable beach appareil, water bottle, toiletries, basic first aid kit, sleepers & comfortable walking shoes, sleeping bag (for those decide to go on dome tent stay Things you should know! The location of the camp is inside Kumana National Park around 45KM away from the town of Panama, no mobile phone signal, no electricity (genset only for the kitchen to cook ) surrounded by untouched bushes with its wildlife, perfect experience for those want to get back to nature, wildlife & bird watcher lover Please let us know which type of accommodation you desire to sleep in as the budget isn’t the same but the experience remain similar, let us know we will arrange it following your expectation Departure Daily based on a minimum booking of 2pax per departure. Solo traveller will incur single supplement charges. Perfect place to those want to are in chess of pure camping, those want to feel this getaway far from anybody, fully surrounded by absolutely astonishing bushes & mangroves and its wildlife. You are a photographer with its specialist let us know we can arrange something particular for you Do we accept children Children are very welcome and families. There are no specific facilities for children and we wouldn't recommend the retreat for very young children. No kids allowed below 6 years old. Kids between 6-11 yrs old get 50% off the adult rates Could be more rainy (November to March) which also to be the best time to Migrant Birding Sightseeing (January to March)





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