Walawe River Safari, Hambantota

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  • My wife daughter and I went on this magical trip witnessing the almost unbelievable array of beautiful birds that Sri Lanka has to offer. We went late afternoon which was perfect because it wasn't too...  more »
  • This river safari is on the Walawe River near Hambantota , more precisely in Ambantota. A nature conservation organisation carries out such journeys. Per boat it is 12,000 RPS for 2 hours The marketing is still in its infancy. Shangri La Hotel near Hambantota offers rides. However, pass on the order to the conservationists without commission. We also heard about the safari and went to Ambalantota with the tuk tuk and wanted to do it on our own. The driver did not know the safari and had to ask first in the place where this takes place. There is currently only one boat owner who performs these tours. Our deal didn't materialize at first, the boat owner was in hospital. The next day we had a conversation in the Sjhang gri la with the nature conservation officer of the hotel. He wanted to clarify everything, the price is 12,000 RPS for the boat and he would accompany us. The next around 15:45 PM started with Tuk Tuk ride 10 minutes, at 16:00 we started with the boat. The river is only used by locals with small boats. On the trip we met two boats in two hours. Pure nature on the shores. Many birds, and herons, small blacks, monkeys, crocodiles, peacocks, sea eagles. The trees on the shore are either totally overgrown or they are dead specimens that only show the grey wood. The advantage is the animals are easier to recognize. The bird world is very shy. Also crocodiles are vigilant and at the slightest noise you run to the water and dive. The half-time ends in a side arm, which also has a small tributary to the sea. Take a look at the swell there, a joy !! The trip brought the bird world closer to us. The trip is highly recommended. Sign in to Shangri La. If you are looking for passengers then the trip will be even cheaper.
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