Take a lazy riverboat safari down the Walawe river which is rich with biodiversity. Bird watchers are enthralled by the peacefully calm waters lined with trees; they serve as a stunning backdrop to the birds and wildlife that can be found at Walawe. There are 6 varieties of mangroves, 52 fish species, 72 bird species, 38 plant varieties and 28 animal species found on the Walawe river, so you’ll have no shortage of photo ops. During your relaxing river safari you’ll be able to see eagles, peacocks, monkeys, and if you’re lucky, some crocodiles.
Make sure you book a safari boat with a reputable guide beforehand to get the best experience possible.
A riverboat safari in Walawe river is a quick day trip from Tangalle, Hambantota, and Tissamaharama. You can speak to your hotel to arrange for a tour with a reputable guide to pick you up from your hotel.