Peak Wilderness Sanctuary
Kanneliya Rain Forest
Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary
Knuckles Mountain Range
The Crested Serpent Eagle gets its name cheela from its Hindi meaning kite.
This medium sized bird of prey that soars at a significant height in the sky is a true reflection of wonder.
It is distributed in most parts of the Oriental region.
It has been found that the species can live in captivity up to 50 years.
Their lifespan in the wild has yet not been recorded.
Rukan was wonderful and we enjoyed his careful driving as well as his company throughout our journey.
His English is very good and we had great conversations. It was nice to gain insight into the history and culture of Sri Lanka by speaking with him.
Our safari guide in Yala (Kasun) was the best! We saw 6 leopards and 3 sloth bears over the course of 4 outings.
Compliments to him and the driver. I was worried that 4 safaris would not be enough, but that turned out not to be the case with their expert tracking skills.
Elaine Lee, USA