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Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary - Bird Watching & Nature Safari

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Open Now: 06:00 - 08:30, 16:00 - 18:30
Open today: 06:00 - 08:30, 16:00 - 18:30
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A lovely way to start the day!

We booked this tour having seen the reviews on TripAdvisor and it didn't disappoint. Mahesh was a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
stayte1
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Brilliant tour with Mahesh

Mahesh was a great and extremely knowledgeable tour guide, he was able to spot birds and identify... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Kalametiya bird sanctuary is located in Hambantota district, southern province, in Sri Lanka. It is a protected area by the government of Sri Lanka. It was declared as a sanctuary in 1938. Kalametiya bird sanctuary falls in to the dry zone category...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Kalametiya, Tangalle 82120, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We booked this tour having seen the reviews on TripAdvisor and it didn't disappoint. Mahesh was a fantastic guide who organised our early morning tuk tuk to pick us up direct from our hotel. The tour was a lovely and quaint way to start our...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Mahesh-MMJ, Owner at Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary - Bird Watching & Nature Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for visiting Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary !! I'm grateful for your review !!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Mahesh was a great and extremely knowledgeable tour guide, he was able to spot birds and identify them from great distance! He was very friendly and his English is very good. The whole trip was very relaxing and peaceful as the catamaran is punted along....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Mahesh-MMJ, Owner at Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary - Bird Watching & Nature Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for visiting Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary !! I'm grateful for your review !!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All booked directly with Mahesh. Messages were efficiently replied to. Mahesh arranged tuktuk transport for us from Tangalle there and back. He is friendly and knows the birds and the reserve really well. We did a morning tour, arriving at about sunrise and I think...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Mahesh-MMJ, Owner at Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary - Bird Watching & Nature Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary !! I'm grateful for your review !!

Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a nice and quite afternoon experience. Mahesh has a sharp eye (together with his boatman). He arranged a tuktuk from (and back to) Tangalle for a resonable price. Direct from the start the birdspotting begins and it goes on for almost 2 hours....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Mahesh-MMJ, Owner at Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary - Bird Watching & Nature Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary !! I'm grateful for your review !!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the bird sanctuary with Mahesh early one morning during a residential Yoga retreat. I'm a keen nature watcher and was not disappointed. The boat was carefully and silently guided through the backwaters and we were shown around 40 different species of bird, some...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Mahesh-MMJ, Owner at Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary - Bird Watching & Nature Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary !! I'm grateful for your review !!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We read about this bird sanctuary before our trip to Sri Lanka, but were not sure how easy it would be to visit from the Anantara Hotel, which is the far side of Tangalle. In fact Mahesh made it incredibly easy for us! His number...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Mahesh-MMJ, Owner at Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary - Bird Watching & Nature Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Without a doubt one of my favourite safari tours, up to date in Sri Lanka. Upon arrival, we were warmly welcomed by our tour guide, Mahesh. He is such a warm personality and highly motivated guide (recommendable!). We spent about two hours in the lagoon...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Mahesh-MMJ, Owner at Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary - Bird Watching & Nature Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary !! I'm grateful for your review !!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have never thought about bird watching, but now hooked thanks to these guys! We stayed close by (Lankavatra) and loved being surrounded by unspoiled nature so we decided that this would compliment our trip. We were not disappointed! We did the sunrise tour, the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Mahesh-MMJ, Owner at Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary - Bird Watching & Nature Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary !! I'm grateful for your review !!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the most wonderful time on our visit!! We had been recommended the bird sanctuary tour by a few different people and Mahesh did not disappoint. He was so friendly, kind and welcoming and knew so much about all the birds! We went at...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Mahesh-MMJ, Owner at Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary - Bird Watching & Nature Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A gem of a natural bird sanctuary. Glide through blue water hyacinths on a catamaran, punted along by your guide. An extraordinary place teaming with wildlife and noted for the many varied species of birds. We also saw fruit bats returning home to roost, monkeys...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Mahesh-MMJ, Owner at Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary - Bird Watching & Nature Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary !! I'm grateful for your review !!

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