Madu Ganga Boat Trip
The Madu Ganga (Madu River) is a shallow 915-hectare lake system and the second largest wetland in Sri Lanka. It is home to 64 islands and is connected to the sea by a brackish estuary. On a typical boat ride, you are likely to see monkeys, water monitors, giant squirrels, many of the birds mentioned above, and, although rare, maybe even a crocodile. If it’s later in the evening, you can also watch the fishermen in their canoes lighting lanterns on traps that catch prawn and other shellfish.