Wildlife Tours

Athula, he is a birding expert.

3 Mar 2019
Athula with Phina and Group

Athula with Phina and Group

Phina Liang

04/ 03/ 2019

Through Walk With Jtih arrangement. We had a wonderful birding trip experience in Sri Lanka starting from Feb 23rd to March 04th 2019.

During this journey, we watched 203 species of birds which includes all the 33 endemics. Thanks to Athula, our bird guide, he is a birding expert, without his help we couldn’t achieve our target.

Excellent to enjoy, learn and fully inspired

12 Jan 2019

Overall this is a lovely trip with Walk With Jith, very clear briefing upon arrival with detailed booklet, the success of this trip cannot be without our guide Mr. Senerath, who is very knowledgeable about Sri Lanka birds in all the areas that we visited, he has impressive eyesight.
All accommodations are comfortable, excellent Sri Lankan food and fresh fruit juice during our visit in 11 days.
For natural birds, wildlife lovers, advanced ones or beginners this program will be excellent to enjoy, learn and fully inspired. Again, thanks to the arrangement by Walk With Jith, and special thanks to the guide. Mr. Senerath.

Mr. and Mrs. Graham

Saman - Experienced tour leader. All 34 endemics,totally 254 species. Wonderful, well-planned and memorable trip

2 Feb 2019
Peter Lafrenz and DOF Group with top tour guide Saman Weediyabandara

Peter Lafrenz and DOF Group with top tour guide Saman Weediyabandara

DOF- Travel, Birdlife Denmark, has this year two trips to Sri Lanka. One in January and one in February. As tour leader for trip 1, 16 days in January 2019, I hereby give our agency in Sri Lanka Walk With Jith our greatest recommendations.

At arrival in the airport we were greeted by Jith and our local guide Saman. Bus driver and bus-helper were there as well, and we got quickly into the bus with our luggage. Jith gave every one of us a fine map of Sri- Lanka, a pocket guide to the mammals of Sri Lanka, a checklist of the birds with fine pictures and 1 pair of leech-socks, and all of this was for free.

In the next 16days we were led through Sri Lanka’s lovely bird sites. Everything went according to plan. Saman is a very experienced tour leader knowing his birds and where to find them, and it was not the first time, that he had led one of our tours. He is very easy to walk with, and he will secure us the right way, if you were on the wrong way.

Spotted birds and animals we never expected.

31 Dec 2018
Svend Clausen and Pritta sith Susantha

Svend Clausen and Pritta sith Susantha

The tour was working, except for a train ride that wasn't booked in enough time.
Our guide Susantha was excellent. He did our journey fantastic. Took care of everything, was very good at English, spotted birds and animals we never expected to see. He was the best.

The hotel “Lake View” was cold and noisy. (Kitulgala)

Good with bird list.

Good with planning.

Second time birding with “Walk With Jith”

20 Dec 2018
Zoe and group with Thilina birdwatching

Zoe and group with Thilina birdwatching

This is my second time birding with “Walk With Jith” and as expected, we had a wonderful time, thanks Jith for organizing the tour for us and we are especially impressed by the flexibility in changing the booking to accommodate our special needs. A big “thank you” to my friend Thilina, a great energetic and knowledgeable guide who knows everything about birds in Sri Lanka! Thank you for buying us king coconuts, sweet corn and vegetable rotti. They were so tasteful. I hope to visit Sri Lanka again soon and do come to Taiwan when you have time, we can do bird watching together.

20 day trip, great mix, loved Hetti

18 Dec 2018

Superb and well organised 20 day trip, loved hetti who is an expert wildlife guide. We learnt the names of many Sri Lankan birds and animals. Our trip was a great mix of different experiences from safaris and walks to ancient cultural sites. We would recommend walk with ith to others.

Our driver Sumudu had a lovely manor and kept the van very clean.
We were also appreciative of the efforts to reduce plastic water bottle waste so we bought our own water bottles and a sterilizer pen and the company provided 5 litre bottles to refill our bottles when needed.

Thank you very much Susantha. Extremely happy with everything.

14 Dec 2018

Susar gave us a feedback form to fill out but instead we’re emailing it to you as we didn't get time to fill it in by hand.

We would like to say a huge thank you to Susar for driving us around for the week. It has been the absolute best way for us to get around and see beautiful Sri Lanka.

We loved how much history Susar knew and told us about as we was passing all off the lovely landmarks. Nothing was ever too much for him and he took us wherever we needed or wanted to go.

Thank you very much, we are extremely happy with everything.

- Skjetten, Norway

Birds we would have never found ourselves!

1 Dec 2018
Pete Hughes and Alice Parfitt with Thilina break at Safari

Pete Hughes and Alice Parfitt with Thilina break at Safari


Name: Pete Hughes + Alice Parfitt​

Thilina is an outstanding guide – he looked after us very well and made sure we saw all the birds and other wildlife. Many of the birds we would have never found ourselves! The whole tour was really well organized, good accommodation and great food along the way. Can thoroughly recommend to others.

Delivered exactly what it said

29 Nov 2018
David Pennington

David Pennington

A great 5-day birding trip which delivered exactly what it said on the “Walk With Jith” website.

I was collected by my guide, Upali, from Ella and transported, in comfort to our hotel near Yala. The swimming pool was a plus as were the early morning coffees!

We first visited Bundala which was stunning especially the salt pans where there were miles in every direction you could look. We were lucky enough to see leopard + sloth bear at Yala. Then on to Sinharaja where, among other endemics, we saw Serendib Scopes Owl.

The entire tour was well organized with Upali a font of information.

As a solo traveler I always felt well looked after and safe on this, my first visit to Sri Lanka.

Third visit with Walk With Jith

10 Nov 2018
Sue and Alan Browne with Jith, Lalith and Dinitha

Sue and Alan Browne with Jith, Lalith and Dinitha

This is our third trip to Sri Lanka with “Walk With Jith”. On our first visit some 9 years ago we did some intense birding and saw 204 different species in 14 days. On our second trip 3 or 4 years ago we concentrated on finding the 4 endemics we missed previously. This time we took a more relaxed approach leaving out the rain forest and having more time enjoying the excellent facilities at the hotels we stopped at but still saw 151 different species together with mammals, reptiles, including a 20-foot-long python and countless beautiful butterflies. Our accommodation was first class ranging from the colonial Bandarawela hotel dating back to 1893 to the latest resort hotels. The food everywhere was excellent and almost exclusively buffet style so we could be adventurous or play it safe. Our guide and driver, Upali was superb at finding, spotting and identifying everything we saw and drove through the traffic smoothly which is no mean feat.


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