Discover the Southern region – Villas in Sri Lanka
09
Jun

South Sri Lanka Rainforests And National Parks

The southern coast of Sri Lanka is renowned for its beautiful beaches but you’ll also find Rainforests and National Parks that are packed with wildlife and adventures that are waiting to be discovered.  Sea Heart House on Koggala Lake has proudly partnered with Forest For The Future, a unique initiative to help replant Rainforests that have been destroyed over the last few centuries.

Sea Heart House – Sri Lanka Wildlife & Nature Holiday Packages are the only official partner for Forest For the Future. On our nature holidays, you’ll have the time to visit some of the running projects first hand and plant tree’s that will connect rainforests in the south while meeting people who are actively working on the projects so you can find out first hand about the amazing initiatives. In addition to the projects in the Rainforests, you can also choose to visit a Coral planting project which is happening just off the beaches near Galle and Unawatuna.

On all our Sri Lanka Wildlife & Nature Holidays we break up the tour with rest days where you’ll have your own time to explore the local area or sit by a pool with a cocktail or enjoy an Ayurvedic massage.

We’re extremely pleased to be able to offer these Sri Lanka Wildlife & Nature Holiday Packages exclusively to guests of Sea Heart House and we look forward to sharing our experiences and knowledge of South Sri Lanka with you.

Nature Reserves in South Sri Lanka

  • Kanneliya forest
  • Bundala national park
  • Kanneliya rainforest

Located deep within Galle, Kanneliya forest divides the two major rivers in the South. The forest itself is filled with natural pools, waterfalls and many small brooks. A considerable number of endemic flora and fauna thrive in this rich environment. The Kanneliya Rainforest is about 1 hour and 15 minutes from Sea Heart House. The area is ideal for a hike across the forest or a bird watching trip with one of the guides from Rainforest Rescue.

Bundala National Park

Bundala National park is scattered with lagoons, dunes and many waterways. A handful (compared to Yala) of elephants and numerous bird species call this park home.  The best time to visit the Bundala national park is between December to March. You’ll be able to spot flocks of pink-tinged flamingos who call Bundala their winter home, as well as other vibrant bird species. Giant squirrels and civets go about their daily lives in peace at the park while crocodiles like to laze on rocks in the afternoon.