Nilwala River Safari, Balapitiya

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The 'Madu Ganga' which enters the sea at Balapitiya is one of the last remaining tracts of pure mangrove forests in srilanka.The historic and famous buddhist temple"Kothduwa" is situated on one of the isolated island in this river. Madu Ganga wetland surrounding with mangroves constitude a coastal wetland ecosystem which provides homes to many spicies of plants and animals.

With just few steps away from Balapitiya main bridge any one can find Nilwala River Safari. We can proudly say that Nilwala River Safari is the best place to have a wonderful tour in Madu River as we provide a comfortable and safety tour with Our well experienced boat drivers since 1970s.
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  • The day after we arrived in Sri Lanka, we meet a friendly Sri Lankan on the train with whom we meet. This is actually a very, very cunning scammer! Having talked at length with him, we stop at the station he recommends, and invite us to drink tea with him. He then takes us to a first scam (apparently a mine with pebbles of rare quality) and then he tells us to go on safari, that it's cheaper because we are students, blah blah blah. We found ourselves paying for this shabby boat ride... 14,000 rupees! They promise to see animals like crocodiles, turtles, etc., we saw 3 lizards to break everything. The various activities that are "included" in the prize, finally the actors ask you for money at the end. In short, go your way, they only have the will to extract as much money as possible. Too bad it happened to us on the second day of our trip, very difficult to trust for the 3 weeks we have left, we are always on our guard and suspicious.
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  • A nameless scam. 70 euros for a two-hour safari without seeing anything interesting. A temple, fish that tickles your feet. Even coconut juice is not offered for this price! We strongly advise against you, these people are crooks without any remorse (they knew that we were a student and that our budget was limited). Flee away from this catastrophe.
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