Inconspicuously hidden in a tangle of trees and marked pathways is The Backwaters Lodge. A short drive from the main Wilpattu National Park Hotel Road at Eluwankulama, google maps is spot on! On arrival, friend and host, Tarique Omar is at hand, with his charming smile and inimitable manner to ensure cold towels and, Read More

Forward paddle! Go! Go!! Go!!! Holy s***! (The last command is used in dire circumstances and alerts paddlers to hang on tight) I am perched on the front end of the raft, desperately trying to keep my balance, listen to commands and forward paddle at the same time. My paddle slips from my grip, Read More