Camping and Walking with Veddhas
Meet the Veddas, the indigenous people of Sri Lanka. Archaeological evidence suggests that modern Veddha’s Neolithic ancestors inhabited this island as far back as 10,000 BC, believed to be descendants of the Stone Age inhabitants of Sri Lanka. Being forest dwellers they are essentially hunters and skilled at fishing, living mainly on venison, fish and other jungle provisions. They are a truly interesting group of people who will keep you mesmerized with their stories, song, dance and skills. Be greeted by the Vedda chief who can be seen with his axe hanging from his shoulder and bow slung behind him. They are a friendly group of people who would be more than willing to show you around their dwellings accompany you on a jungle walk where they will demonstrate their hunting and fishing techniques and show you the jungle caves. At night you will be treated to a gourmet BBQ dinner, amidst a roaring camp fire and the sounds of Vedda song and dance. An overnight stay at the Vedda camp is recommended for those who wish to discover the true life style and culture of these forest folk, to interact with them and be part of their activities.