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Madu Ganga Biodiversity Area

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Reviewed 30 October 2018

We went on our boat ride in the middle of the day (not our choice but the tour guide's), so perhaps this was the reason why we saw almost no wildlife on our tour; however, this may also be the reason why we had the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank oonlee
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Nothing soecial about this river. I really dont see any reason for so many boats to run tours on this utterly uninteresting river. We saw 1 water monitor (which i suspect is always sitting on the same tree because the boat driver knew exactly where...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Noam D
Reviewed 26 June 2018

The variety of Flora, Fauna and birds you see in this area is amazing. You take a motor boat tour of Madu river to cover this bio diverse area. A must visit for nature lovers and adventure seekers.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank 27Nam
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

The lagoon is close to Bentota area and there are quite a lot of river cruise operators offering 2-hour boat rides into the area. The lagoon houses a lot of local villages within its many islands. With its vast mangrove growth the area is a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 106christie
Reviewed 25 May 2018

This is a visit whilst you are in Bentota. The tour is very scenic and you get to understand how the tsunami destroyed the habitat that is being rebuilt.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank uday s
Reviewed 20 February 2018

The tour time is around 1hr, they will take you along the villages and let you meet with Cinnamon family. A very good experience I had along with some coconut water.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank yasirimam110
Reviewed 23 January 2018

The beautiful ride on River madu is something you should not miss in your lifetime if you visited Sri lanka. The river is so rich in biodiversity, You will see few birds and animals on your way. Also visit to island and cross rich mangrove...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Traveloney
Reviewed 31 October 2017

The Madu River (looks more like a lake) and its numerous small islands are a protected reserve under the Ramsar Convention (According to Wikipedia, the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat is an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Max J
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Our boat ride for visiting various areas of the Mangroves was smooth. Avoid the Cinnamon Island. I think best time for visit will be early morning.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Sadanand A
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We took a tour of Madu Ganga early morning. The tour took about 1.5 hours. The boatman stopped at a number of islands for some activities. Cinnamon island was nice, but the person was keen to sell something to us in the end. The kids...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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