Muthurajawela Marsh, Negombo

3.8
#6 of 19 in Parks in Western Province
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. See Muthurajawela Marsh and all Negombo has to offer by arranging your trip with our Negombo trip planner .
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  • The Marsh is great for birds and other animals. We saw many water monitors, and a baby crocodile. The bird life is great, if your like watching birds, it’s a great place. The boat ride is also great, ...  more »
  • Our boat quietly nudged it's way gently into the mangrove after a 20 minute ride across the lagoon. Almost immediately, a ragged, unshaven troop of starved monkeys leapt out of trees and jumped onto t...  more »
  • Did a boat ride in the afternoon. Magnificent mangroves, verity of kingfishers and other kinds of birds. Maybe the people living around the Dutch canal should be more educated about the nature. Recomm...  more »

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