sinharaja rain forest sri lanka

You can see me?

A Sri Lanka Frogmouth is surprised

“Oh right, it’s because I’m on this tiny branch. I was lost in thought when I wandered out here, I normally stick to dense undergrowth you see. You’re a photographer I see, nice to meet you, I’m Jaahn Seenaratne. Usually you can’t see me. My grey-brown body with fine barring is almost impossible to pick out against a tree trunk or leaf cover. My camouflage is so good that people think I’m a jagged tree branch when they look in my direction. The hooked bill helps with that when I sit sideways. The funny thing is, I can be found in one spot for months, but even if you knew which spot that was, you’d still have a hard time seeing me.”

Fun Facts

“Normally we wouldn’t be having this conversation during daylight. I’m a dusk-till-dawn kinda bird. Much more peaceful at that time to hunt for insects. Usually I just have to open my nice big mouth and they just go right in as I’m flying along. Other times I just drop down to a branch or the ground and grab them, they never expect it. Shkeerauuw! Oh, you heard that? That's my wife calling me to take my turn brooding on our egg. We only have one egg at a time since we tend to look after the baby for a couple of months and having more than one is too much to handle. Nice talking to you, bye!”

Story of the Photo

This usually-difficult-to-spot nocturnal bird was uncharacteristically out of cover, and awake, during daytime when Dilum captured this image. A stay at Explorer by Eco Team in the Sinharaja Rain Forest is a great way to spot elusive birds like these.




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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