COLOMBO To TO KUMANA NATIONAL PARK is an all island west to east crossing adventure, located in the Ampara District of Sri Lanka bordering the northern side of Yala. The park was officially declared open on the 20th of January 1970.

It covers an extent of 18200 hectares and it boasts vast open plains, the river and ocean, caves, temples, paintings and carvings amongst other sites. and not to mention the the wildlife consisting of leopards, elephants, bears and birds amongst the thousands of flora and fauna species which convert this park into an intricate ecosystem. More diverse than any other park in Sri Lanka, your trip into Kumana will not only over whelm you with the vast array of birdlife and wildlife, you will be stuck for time exploring these historical caves and archaeological sites.

It is not often you can cross rivers, paths and oaths of gods, trek through raw nature in search of places where life was brought to this island. Kumana has stories of ancient cannibalism to prehistoric men whose paintings depict stories relating to other parts of the world.

Kumana is known to the ancient Sri Lankans as gods country and it is the site where the likes of buddhists monks, to gods from the Ramayanam (Hindu scriptures) received blessings for their life journeys. It's amazing to see sites unbelievable as it sounds. Kumana National Park protects all this and more.

This park holds endemic birds and a variety of birdlife from afar soaring above the Himalayas just to stop for a breather at Kumana and soar across to Africa. Sri Lanka holds the highest density of Leopards per square kilometer, Kumana National Park is the BEST place to see a leopard in privacy and in the raw. The Leopards of Kumana are a lot more elusive and a lot more inquisitive. They have not been disturbed by humans over the years because the reaches of this park are not easily accessible by mankind. Apart from these elusive exotic creatures this park holds elephants by the hundreds, deer by the thousands and tree climbing bears snatching fruits. The park has many other species such as butterflies, monitors and an entire ecosystem following the Kumbuk River.

Oh did we mention...Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom was filmed here?? We can take you there too if you wish...