Muthurajawela Marsh, Negombo

3.8
#5 of 27 in Wildlife in Negombo
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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  • August 16, 2017
    Me and my friends hired a boat and we ventured into the marsh lakes. Sometime into our journey, we were the only ones in the place and it was serene. Our boatman stopped at one of the marshes and we s...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Lovely to walk around and take a few pictures – a little quieter here than the rest of Negombo so worth checking out!  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    We have here a boat trip made on our first day in Sri Lanka. At that time we still had almost no single bird seen (except the House Crow). That is why we felt it was kind of fun. However, we have no single bird seen we are not encountered elsewhere in Sri Lanka.
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