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With effective help, we could change the program according to our wishes at the very last moment

12 Feb 2020

Our guide was very kind, was an excellent and careful driver, was full of energy, put a lot of effort in finding birds for us.

  • For us as birders the whole day visit of Udawalawe could have been skipped because it hardly had added value.
  • We spent 3 days in total in a jeep. It is a pity that in the national parks, it is not allowed to leave the jeep and explore the surroundings.
  • Hotel in Nuwara Eliya was a bit “darked” but staff was very friendly.
  • Communication could sometimes have been a little bit better.
  • With the advice and effective help of our guide, we could change the program according to our wishes at the very last moment         

Hans Custers group
Venlo
Netherlands

12th – 26th February 2020

All of the endemic species were seen in a very short time. Tx Saman!

3 Feb 2020
Wingspan Group with Saman

Wingspan Group with Saman

03rd – 16th February 2020

This was the third tour of Sri Lanka by Wingspan bird tours organized by Walk With Jith and as usual it was a resounding success. All of the endemic species were seen in a very short time. Thanks to the effort of our guide Saman.

The trip was well organized and well-coordinated, drivers and mini bus were superb and all accommodation excellent.   

Thank you Jith for another wonderful trip. Windspan Bird group will be back next year.

Bob Buckler

Birds, Wildlife And Cultural Tour

1 Feb 2020
Anny Kilbourne and Ian Dodds with Thilina

Anny Kilbourne and Ian Dodds with Thilina

We could not have enjoyed our first visit to Sri Lanka more. We came as near-beginner birders, with only four or five years' experience. We were a bit worried that since most of Jith's clients seemed to be hard-core bird-watchers, dealing with us would be like looking after the village idiots. But that fear dissipated once we met out guide, Thilina, who assumed we would have the same ambitions to see birds as any expert.  Here, I have to say this man is something of a phenomenon. His ability to find a bird simply from the reactions of other wildlife, or from the slightest, barely audible whistle (which we often couldn't detect) is little short of uncanny. Thanks to his skill, we saw all but one of Sri Lanka's endemic bird species. And the one that got away was the victim of abnormally dry conditions in his habitats, something we were forced to admit after Thilina led us in two and a half days' hunts. We knew that if he couldn't find it, it wasn't there.

Wonderful experience. We will come back!

30 Jan 2020
Christine tea plucking

Christine tea plucking

Walk With Jith tours was a wonderful experience for us. Our driver Dammika was a wealth of information in every aspect. His calming, friendly manner made every part of our journey wonderful. We have nothing but praise for him and are very thankful that he was our guide for our tour of Sri Lanka.  

We will come back!

Christine and Terrence

Christine Rutar
Melbourne
Australia

30th January – 10th February 2020

He is a very good bird guide and he drives safely.

28 Jan 2020
Ketty Cheng -- Upali

Ketty Cheng -- Upali

It was a six days birding tour for us in late January. Birds were much fewer than we expected. Our trip was very smooth and out guide did a good job. He is a very good bird guide and he drives safely.

Kitty Cheng
Hong Kong

28th January – 02nd February 2020

Dammika gave 100% - With Jith provided us with a great birding experience in Sri Lanka

7 Jan 2020
Par Gronhagen -- with Dammika

Par Gronhagen -- with Dammika

Professional, friendly and always with a smile Dammika and Walk With Jith provided us with a great birding experience in Sri Lanka. Dammika gave 100% for us, so we could see all birds and also gave us a great introduction to Sri Lankan way of life and culture. 

We can highly recommend to use Walk With Jith and Dammika for your birding adventure in Sri Lanka.

Par Gronhagen
Stockholm
Sweden

07th – 12th January 2020

Thilina was kind enough to adapt to our special requests without any bad feeling & additional cost.

4 Jan 2020
Johannes Ferdinand with Thilina

Johannes Ferdinand with Thilina

our tour has now nearly ended. I send you the recommendation for your website attached:

Our tour was focused on high quality bird photography in combination with a relaxing holiday. One week in the dry zone around Yala NP has been a great success. Bird photography is not really challenging in Sri Lanka, but I would never been able to get as many high-quality pictures without Thilina.

FROGMOUTH MADE MY DAY! Lucky with good weather, nice bird flocks &devoted guides.

1 Jan 2020
Inger Kjellander in Sinharaja

Inger Kjellander in Sinharaja

I had an excellent week together with my expert bird guide Susantha. He took so good care of me and found so many birds and with lot of time to study them. 

We started in Yala national park where we spotted 100 different species of birds including rarities as Sirkeer Malkoha, Blue faced Malkoha, Grey bellied Cuckoo, Marshall’s Iora, and Brahmini Starling. A good spot at Indian Little Nightjar. We also had close observations of a Leopard, elephants, deers, wild boar, wild buffalo, crocodile and more.

In Bundala national park and its surroundings, we spotted a lot of water birds, bird of prey, kingfishers, bee-eaters and more.
Highlights: A pair of Brown Fish Owl, Coppersmith Barbet, White naped Flameback, Bay-back Shrike, Rosy Starling, Grey headed Fish Eagle, Western Reef Heron, Indian Stone Curlew, Malabar Pied Hornbill…  

Words alone cannot describe

27 Dec 2019
Oriole group with Saman

Oriole group with Saman

Words alone cannot describe this incredible tour to see all endemic birds of Sri Lanka. It was extremely well planned and organized and capable to adapt to each situation or requirements. The accommodation was of good quality and very well located. Our bird guide, Saman, did an excellent work, with the help of local people and co-workers of Walk With Jith, that ensured amazing views of some of the most difficult species to get. His knowledge of Sri Lanka wildlife, with mammals, reptiles, and butterflies enriched an already worth trip.

I just can say a big thank you!

Quim- Oriole group
Spain

27th December – 05th January 2020

Intense 5 days. Nothing but good to say!

26 Dec 2019
Lasse and Zita at Kitulgala with Thilina

Lasse and Zita at Kitulgala with Thilina

After an intense 5-day Sri Lanka tour, arrange by WWJ we have nothing but good to say, it couldn’t have been arranged in a better way. Beside everything else we managed to see 34 out of 34 endemic bird species and the main reason spells Thilina.

Not only is he a passionate and knowledgeable bird guide and an excellent driver, but also a great young man, with the ability to please a hard-core birder as well as his not so hard-core birding wife. As if this is not enough WWJ’s offer was about ¾ in price of comparable companies for the same itinerary. We do really recommend WWJ and Thilina.  

Lasse Olsson
Varberg
Sweden

26th December 2019

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