MADU RIVER BOAT SAFARI & TURTLES OF KOSGODA
The estuary of the Madu Ganga river is a complex coastal ecosystem of mangroves and islands. It may be one of the last remaining tracts of pristine mangrove forests in Sri Lanka.
A boat trip is a wonderful way of seeing some of the hundreds of species of plants and animals – monkeys eat fruit in the trees, a water monitor lizard glides slowly through the water, and cormorants, egrets and kingfishers wait patiently on the banks, eyeing the water for prey.
There are around 64 islands in the river and lagoon, from a tiny speck housing a deserted shrine to one housing 250 families connected to the mainland with a very long footbridge.
There is a danger that turtles are facing extinction. This rare varieties of Sea Turtles are destroyed by man day by day. It is the duty of each and every one to take action to save these turtles
Visit a turtle hatchery and experience how baby turtles start their lives.
0800 hrs – Depart from hotel
0830 hrs – Arrive at Captains Pier
0845 hrs – Duration of Boat Safari
1145 hrs – Lunch at a local house in an Island
1300 hrs – Arrive at the pier & Depart Pier
1430 hrs – Depart Turtle Hatchery
1500 hrs – Arrive at the hotel