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Chaa-min-da? Is that you?

A Plum Headed Parakeet calls out

“Oh sorry, you looked a lot like my former master Chaa-min-da. I thought he was looking for me. Although… it’s been 2 years since I flew out of the open cage, so maybe he’s given up. You’re surprised that I was caged? Well, my kind has been kept as pets for generations by your kind. That’s because we’re a chill species. You feed us, look after us since birth and we’re quite cool with that. It’s a sweet gig! Most of us born and raised that way don’t ever bother leaving, even if we are set free. But a few of us like to spread our wings, get back to the wild and live with our wild brethren.”

Fun Facts

“People keep us pets mainly because of how we look and behave. Us males have purplish-red heads with a black neck ring, quite stylish I must say; the girls have blue-grey feathers on their heads, and some yellow tinged feathers around their necks. The rest of our bodies are primarily green with varying shades all over. We love mimicking our masters and they love it when we learn their language and say stuff to them… Polly wanna peee-nutt? Dawg shatonthe caaapet again Joolia! See? I’m good, aren't I?”


Story of the Photo

Visitors to Explorer by Eco Team in the Sinharaja Rain Forest are always stunned at the immense amount of birdlife found there. The sociable Plum Headed Parakeet is quite at home Sinharaja and Dilum got this shot close to the campsite.





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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YalaYala National Park 
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

GalOyaGal Oya National Park
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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