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Muthurajawela Marsh, Negombo

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#2 of 16 in Wildlife in Negombo
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Enjoy some nature-spotting at Muthurajawela Marsh. The region's biggest saline wetland supports a wealth of plant and animal life, including 102 species of bird. Take a boat ride out onto the water, where your guide will relay detailed information on the ecosystem at play and the creatures that live here. Bring some water along with you and binoculars, and consider booking an early excursion to catch the buzz of wildlife activity in the morning. Plan your visit to Muthurajawela Marsh and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Negombo travel itinerary maker.
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  • As a half day getaway from the chaos that is Colombo this is an excellent trip. If going here means a serious detour in your itinerary, I would not recommend. You will go with a boat through an old Du...  more »
  • Muthurajawela Marsh used to be a great bio- diversity spot for years. But recently Government of Sri Lanka decided to dump its capital's garbage to the marsh. It is very sad to know.  more »
  • It was a bit difficult to find, a bit past Bopitiya, but once we arrived we had a great experience. The guides were very knowledgable and had amazing eyes to spot the birds and animals. We saw 3/4 spe...  more »

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