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Location: Madu Ganga Lake
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The Madu Ganga is Sri Lanka’s second largest wetland. Take a full day, or overnight trip, with Borderlands to the Madu Ganga, With over 300 species of plants and 248 vertebrate animals, the Madu Ganga is one of Sri Lanka’s last remaining pristine mangrove forests. The Madu Ganga contains 62 islands covered with lush mangrove forests. A few Sri Lankans inhabit the islands, and there is an interesting wooden bridge connecting the large, central island to the mainland as well as a Buddhist temple. The wetland is easily accessible from the Galle coast road, however feels so far away from civilization.

  • Itinerary

    Our trip begins at Balapitiya, casting off on the southwestern side of the Madu Ganga. We first paddle upstream with on the smooth Canadian designed dugout canoes to experience the natural beauty of the mangrove forests. You will have ample time to experience all the mysterious nooks of the Madu Ganga. We then circle around some of the stunning isolated islands and, for overnight trips, make camp for the night. The next day we return to Balapitiya.
    • Location: Madu Ganga Lake
    • Target Group: Some canoeing experience preferred – can also be done in kayaks
    • Duration: Full day to overnight camping trips
    • Minimum participants: 6
  • Price on request. All of our activities are subject to government taxes
    • Professional guide trained in CPR and First Aid
    • International Standard Safety Equipment
    • Mobile Phone in case of emergencies
    • Proprietary Canadian dugout canoe designed by Wade Campbell, manufactured by local Sri Lankan artisan
    • Freshly prepared Western or Sri Lankan meals
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Staying at our camp? Please see our FAQ for our packing recommendations.