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Birdwatching Boat Ride at Kalametiya Sanctuary

Birdwatching Boat Ride at Kalametiya Sanctuary

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Birdwatching Boat Ride at Kalametiya Sanctuary

(SKU: LK75230100) Kalametiya is a coastal wetland area that has an especially rich bio-diversity and is situated on the picturesque southeastern coast of Sri Lanka, in the district of Hambantota. It, along with Rekawa and Ussangoda, forms an area known as “Ruk,” a coastal belt of the land of outstanding beauty littered with numerous bays, coves, lagoons, rocky outcrops, and sandy beaches, stretching from approximately Tangalle to Hambantota.

Highlights

  • Boat ride in a mangrove lagoon
  • 150 species of birds including 54 migratory birds
  • 20 species of mammals
  • 41 species of fish
  • 38 species of reptiles

Includes

  • Commentary and advice from knowledgeable safari guide.
  • Highly recommended for Bird Watching.
  • Entrance ticket included.

Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Food and Drink.
  • Expenses of personal nature.

What to Expect

Kalametiya is a coastal wetland area that has an especially rich bio-diversity, and is situated on the picturesque southeastern coast of Sri Lanka, in the district of Hambantota. It, along with Rekawa and Ussangoda, forms an area known as “Ruk,” a coastal belt of land of outstanding beauty littered with numerous bays, coves, lagoons, rocky outcrops and sandy beaches, stretching from approximately Tangalle to Hambantota.

Providing sanctuary for a few remaining birdlife that are nationally threatened, bird watching in this important site will make your trip to Sri Lanka worthwhile.Find a wide range of wetland birds, such as Slatybreasted Crake, Black Bittern and Watercock. You can also mix it with Grey Mongoose and Hanuman Langur spotting.During your bird watching expedition, make it a point to identify as many birds as possible and take pictures of them at the same time. You might never come this way again, so take photos for great souvenirs or as materials for your bird documentary.

With pockets of scrub jungles found in the area, walking in the jungle is one of the many things to do when in the Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary. Enjoy the wet and somewhat challenging trek.

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