Madu River Boat Safari
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Madu River Boat Safari
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Madu River Boat Safari

2 h
About this activity
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• The forest covers over 61 hectares, that is over 150 acres. 14 of the 24 species of mangroves are found in this area.
• It is interesting to note that mangroves play a huge part in preventing erosion.
• The value of the mangroves was understood in December 2004, during the devastating tsunami, when forest acted as a natural barrier protecting the region.
• The large growths of mangrove trees have caused a chain of ecological gain. The soil protected by the mangrove trees is very fertile. This has caused a rich growth of other wetland plants.
• Over 300 species, 19 of which are endemic, have been discovered so far.
• The region continues to be a treasure trove to biologists and ecologists with many undiscovered species in the unreachable depths of the mangrove forests.
• The largest animal in the region is the wild boar. There are other smaller animals such as monkeys, a variety of squirrels, etc.
• When it comes to birds, cormorants and kingfishers are a common sight. For avid bird watchers, the mangrove forests are a dream coming true. There are over 111 bird species identified to inhabit the region.
• There are 31 types of reptiles, namely snakes, lizards and crocodiles.
• There are also over 50 kinds of butterflies and 25 kinds of molluscs found in the Madu River zone.
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  • Local taxes
  • 10% Live Entertainment Tax
  • soft drnk
Not included
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Hotel pickup
  • Drinks
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • soft drink free
  • Infant meals not included
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 112 travelers
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