sinharaja rain forest sri lanka

How dare you call me RODENT!!!

An angry squirrel issues a challenge


I will have you know that I am a proud Dusky Striped Squirrel that’s endemic to Sri Lanka! Do you not see the thick dark stripes on my back and the pale stripes running alongside them? Do you not see my glorious bushy tail and its black tip? Hah, ‘rodent’! I challenge you to a duel! Oh, sorry, I didn’t see you there looking up at me. I was just practising some lines from a play I’m in. I’m never this aggressive. In fact, I usually run away whenever danger threatens. You can always tell when I’m scared because my tail fluffs up like a bottle brush!


Fun Facts

You want to know more about the play? Well it’s about a squirrel discovering his origins you see. He was adopted by aristocratic humans and doesn’t know that squirrels are part of the rodent family. Hence his disdain at being called one. He also believes that squirrels eat only fruits, shoots and seeds. There’s a very dramatic scene where he finds out that we forage on the ground and also eat insects and other invertebrates. Very powerful. Written by the famous playwright Twiggy Madarlin. Anyways, I mustn’t get side tracked, nice talking to you, back to rehearsal… En garde villain!


Story of the Photo

Visitors to Explorer by Eco Team in the Sinharaja Rain Forest can easily spot this cute little forest dweller as they are plentiful in the area. Dilum had to stay quite still for quite a while to get this shot of this cute furry creature because they are quite skittish.





Explorer by Mahoora

Private Tented Safari Camp Experience in Sinharaja Rain Forest

2 Nights /3 Days

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Sinharaja Forest Trek: North to South

Weddagala to Lankagama via Singhagala

Total Distance: 22 km  (With an option of reducing it to 18 km)  

Duration: Approx: 7 hours

Detailed Itinerary




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Highest leopard population of the world


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An elephant sighting guranteed


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Leopards and diverse wildlife




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WasgamuwaWasgamuwa National Park 
Sloth bears and elephants

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Boat safaris and swimming elephants

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Beautiful aquatic birdlife

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Elephants, historical sites and indigenous communities

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Birdslife at its best

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Endemic birds, plants, animals

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Walking safaris for wildlife and scenery

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Indigenous communities and wildlife 


B E S T   R A T E S   G U A R A N T E E D !


Much more than just a great place to stay

"Thanks to our guide Avinka we had five great safaris staying four nights just after reopening this February. The staff made us feel so very welcome during the entire stay.

The safaries are just wonderful, and having a great guide in your vehicle makes a big difference. Avinka can spot animals you would never see and we were even lucky enough to sight leopards on the trees, close to our vehicle, and also running through the field. The wildlife is so exciting that you will have a great experience even if you don‘t see any leopards. We also had a great driver, which is essential if you drive through difficult territory. You are being taken care of the entire time, so even for those who do safaris for the first time, you will always feel safe.

The camp itself is very comfortable, you get everything you can think of, and on top of the great food being served with so much attention and friendliness. You also get wonderful vegetarian and vegan options. They put on bonfires at night, which makes it unforgettable.
When booking and making plans, you get great support from the headquarters, even if it gets difficult since you have to change your plans.
The best thing what can happen to you at the end of a vacation is when you are a bit sad to leave the place, having experienced something to remember forever, and the team does everything for this to happen. Thank you so much"

Axel S wrote, Traveled with family
January 2021

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