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Gal Oya Lodge
Gal Oya Lodge is known for its unique Safari activities. Guests can enjoy a wide variety of excursions - all accompanied by Gal Oya Lodge’s expert naturalists. Here you will also be able to mee the indigenous Vedda people, an ancient tribe of hunter-gatherers that live off the land. The Vedda Chief will guide you through his ancient lands and share the wisdom of his people. All excursions can be tailored to preference.

Helpful Questions

What wildlife can be found in Arugam Bay?
Arugam Bay is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including elephants, leopards, crocodiles, water buffalo, various species of primates, and over 200 species of birds.
What is the best time of year to go on a wildlife safari in Arugam Bay?
The best time to visit Arugam Bay for wildlife safaris is between the months of May and September, when the dry season offers better visibility and animals are more frequently seen.
What kind of wildlife safaris are available in Arugam Bay?
There are several different wildlife safaris available in Arugam Bay, ranging from jeep safaris and nature walks to birdwatching tours and boat safaris.
How long do wildlife safaris in Arugam Bay usually last?
The length of wildlife safaris in Arugam Bay can vary depending on the type of tour and the specific itinerary, but they typically last between 2 and 5 hours.
Are there any tips for safely viewing wildlife in Arugam Bay?
To safely view wildlife in Arugam Bay, it's important to follow the instructions of your guide, stay a safe distance from animals, and avoid disturbing their natural behavior. It's also recommended to wear neutral-colored clothing, use binoculars or a camera with a telephoto lens, and bring plenty of water and sunscreen.
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