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About Us

Natural World Explorer specializes in birdwatching tours, wildlife photo safaris and nature-centric holidays for individuals, families and small groups who wish to explore the wilds of Sri Lanka. We are an internationally recognized ground handler for wildlife film crews and have worked with leading networks including the BBC, Animal Planet and National Geographic.


For Sri Lankan nationals, we run a series of personally guided wildlife expeditions and bespoke safaris within Sri Lanka, India and across the African continent.

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We are a family owned company with a team of highly dynamic wildlife photographers and safari planners that are passionate about travel, the conservation of wildlife and its natural habitats. We work with the country’s leading naturalist guides, local trackers, and jeep drivers across all wilderness areas, whom are experts at tracking down the local wildlife. Our safari vehicles are customized for game viewing and complimentary bean bags are provided for supporting DSLR cameras with tele-photo lenses.

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Riaz Cader, the founder and co-owner of Natural World Explorer is one of Sri Lanka’s leading wildlife photographers and travel personalities and is an expert on the wildlife of the Indian subcontinent and Africa. He’s been working within the field of wildlife and nature-based travel for the past decade and leads the operations team to create a range of unique nature-centric travel itineraries in addition to guiding photo safaris both within Sri Lanka and overseas. Riaz is also an internationally recognized location manager for wildlife documentary film crews that visit Sri Lanka and has worked on prestigious assignments such as National Geographic’s Wild Sri Lanka and Disney Nature’s Monkey Kingdom.

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Natural World Explorer believes that the future in conserving wildlife will depend heavily on sustainable eco-tourism, where the benefit is passed on to local communities around wilderness areas. We work closely with locally based wildlife guides and safari jeep drivers for our day to day operations. Our tour leaders and chauffeurs are very hospitable and are among the best in the trade having a wealth of knowledge to share with the guests. In each region, we work with highly reputed safari planners who have extensive field knowledge, respond quickly and are attentive to detail.

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To minimize the use of single-use-plastics, we provide each guest with re-usable water bottles and mineral water filters, along with cloth bags and lunch boxes for packed meals.


We take pride in offering a personalized service and constantly strive to create unique wilderness experiences and unforgettable memories for our guests to take back home.

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