Wildlife Tours

Tours included wildlife watching in Sri Lanka.

Recognizable photos of around 160 birds (including 26 of endemics)

14 Nov 2019
Iain Maidment and Upali

Iain Maidment and Upali

Overall a very well planned tour: Upali was knowledgeable and patient as out guide. Although there was a lot of time on the road (often wind and bumpy). He drove carefully and there was time to stop when we needed or something of interest.

Kitulgala was a good place to start and although it rained some of the time, we were able to see a lot of birds. Kaudulla park was excellent both for the elephants and Roller birds and Bee-eaters.   

We enjoyed the cultural triangle, particularly Polonnaruwa (close up views of birds as well as the ruins) and Dambulla cave temple. Kandy was also enjoyable although the train ride was less scenic than expected. Horton plains was one of the highlights.

Tissamaharama and the nearby wetlands were also amazing, although there wasn’t a lot to see at Bundala park (no migrants).

All endemics found !!!

9 Feb 2019
Marco Valentini and friends in Sinharaja

Marco Valentini and friends in Sinharaja

We have been birding with Walk With Jith 26.1 – 9.2.2019. The orientation and schedule comes from experience and have fully satisfied our expectations. Concerning hotel accommodation I suggest for photographers, Martin’s Lodge when in Sinharaja. Our *** totaled more than 210 species, of which many nicely photographed, often in challenging conditions. A special mention to our guide Thilina that is always available and flexible, tireless and knowledgeable. With his continuous efforts we have really enjoyed our stay here in Sri Lanka.

Great, Jith and Thilina

Marco Valentini and friends – Italy

P.S. All endemics have been found!!!

He found the Serendib Scops Owl on a branch when it seemed impossible!

28 Jul 2016

 

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Vittorio Pedrocchi and family with Thilina.

Vittorio Pedrocchi
28-7-2016

We have made a 7 days tour in order to see the difficult birds of Wet Zone and highlands. We are a family of five, with 3 children, and we have seen 32 endemic birds with our guide Thilina.
Thilina is a very good bird watcher, he found many birds through its calling, and he take care of our family while looking for birds. He found the Serendib Scops Owl on a branch when it seemed impossible!
The places we stayed were very good and the organization was perfect. We recommend Walk With Jith for making birdwatching tours.

的拍鸟团是中国海外鸟类生态摄影协会组织的第九个团

20 Jan 2016

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从十天的行程中,我深感该公司的管理和精心安排,感谢你们对我们的热情接待,同时更感谢导游的敬业精神,让我们拍到了非常多的好鸟,感受到异国他乡的热情风貌,在以后的工作中,我更希望你们能在吃住上多做点工作,提高点伙食标准,让我们在拍到好鸟的同时,更生活的更好。

2016年6月9日至20日的拍鸟团是中国海外鸟类生态摄影协会组织的第九个团,全部团友来自浙江,大家对吃的要求比较高,我们通过和当地鸟导及时沟通,妥善解决了大家吃的好的问题。感谢Jith和Saman!

刘立峰 Jerry 深圳
2016年1月20日

 

During the ten days trip, I’m deeply touched by the company’s management and their thoughtful arrangement. Thank you for your warm reception. Meanwhile, we thank for our professional guides, who created excellent chance for us to shoot many wonderful birds and allowed us to enjoy the foreign experience. I hope you could focus and improve your food service in the future. It would be wonderful if we could eat well while taking photos of nice birds.

Organization excellent, trouble free trip, 229 species seen

31 Mar 2016

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Peter Boesman and Howard Laidlaw

Listen to prominant sound recorder Peter Boesman's Sri Lankan bird sound records 142 species from a tour with us in 2016.
SOUNDS

The organization of the trip was excellent. All of the arrangements were perfect and this produced a trouble free trip. The services and knowledge of our driver/bird guide Thilina were first class and he knows very well how to find Sri Lanka’s birds. Due to his knowledge and hard work we succeeded in seeing all of Sri Lanka’s endemic bird species and many other species. Our trip list is 229 species.

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The guide were very knowledgeable, professional, dedicated and put in a lot of effort to fund the birds for us.

24 Dec 2015

Mei Ling and group from Malyasia 2016

Mei Ling and group from Malyasia 2016

2 groups moving together was good because these were 2 guide to look for birds.

The guide were very knowledgeable, professional, dedicated and put in a lot of effort to fund the birds for us.

Overall the itinerary was very well – planned and thought out and we thoroughly enjoyed our trip.

Our guide also drove very carefully and put our safety first always.

We will definitely recommend “walk with Jith’’ for bird – watching tours in Sri Lanka.

My group rates this tour as 9/10.

24/12/2015 – 2/1/2016 

All of you on your team love your work and it shows!!

29 Apr 2015
Dinner at Sinharaja Rockview Motel - Nirosha, Dinitha, Yayoi, Jith, German and Saman
Dinner at Sinharaja Rockview Motel - Nirosha, Dinitha, Yayoi, Jith, German and Saman

We couldn't thank you enough for the wonderful trip you organized in your beautiful country. Everything was absolutely great about the organization, vehicle, hotel choices, food and guide. Above expectations!

You answered my e-mails straight away with clean and complete information. You also were very good at making some changes to tailor made our tour, so it fitted exactly within our time availability and interests.

Best things about Sri Lanka; friendliness and welcoming attitude of the people

8 Jul 2015
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Manju, Megan, Cath Errington and Michael
 
We had a very enjoyable time travelling around Sri Lanka with Manju. Manju was able to tell us lots of interesting facts and found local guides for us at major sites. He looked after us very well the whole time.
Our accommodation was very good and the food was wonderful, portions huge. We were lucky enough to see many elephants of all sizes, visit interesting ruins and majestic temples. One of the best things about Sri Lanka is the friendliness and welcoming attitude of the people. I would highly recommend this company as everything was organized perfectly.
Australia, Wollongong

DOF (Dansk Ornitologisk Forening; in English, Danish Ornithological Society)

10 Jan 2015

Group from DOF (Dansk Ornitologisk Forening; in English, Danish Ornithological Society)

Turen, der blev gennemført i samarbejde med fugle- og naturguider fra det lokale firma WalkWithJith, blev en ubetinget succes. Ejeren af firmaet Jith blev sekunderet af den ligeledes rutinerede guide Upali, så vi var godt dækket ind. De to guider, ofte hjulpet af andre lokale guider, gjorde et stort arbejde, og det lykkedes da også for dem at vise os samtlige 33 endemiske fuglearter, som findes på øen.

- from the trip report sent by John Speich, the tour leader of DOF (Dansk Ornitologisk Forening; in English, Danish Ornithological Society)

Google Translation:

It was intended to combine birdwatching with visits to historical / cultural sites

29 Aug 2014

Chuca, Supurna and Eduaro De Juana
Chuca, Supurna and Eduaro De Juana

Eduardo De Juana
29/08/2014

This tour has fulfilled our expectations. It was intended to combine birdwatching with visits to historical / cultural sites such as Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa and Kandy and in bothe areas we got really satisfied. Taking into account the season (August) and the amount of time employed in non-birding activities, the final score of 181 bird species seen, including almost every Sir Lankan endemic, is most satisfactory. The skills and hard work of our guide explain much of it. We also managed to see and photograph many reptiles and mammals including two leopards, one of them at a very close range.

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