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Happily personalized the itinerary to suit our requirements

1 Feb 2019

Liz Pierce 1 with Chameera
Liz Pierce 1 with Chameera

We are so pleased we booked with “Walk With Jith” from our first enquiry, the company was professional and responsive, and happy to design our personal itinerary to suit our requirements. Our guide Chameera was very knowledgeable and worked very hard to make our bird watching holiday so enjoyable.

We have seen a total of 186 birds, of which 29 were endemics. Of those we saw 180 and 26 endemics during the tour with Chameera of walkwithjith. We have had a thoroughly enjoyable holiday with Chameera. We saw the 26 endemics in just 2 days.

We will be happy to recommend walkwithjith to our friends and family.

Regards,

Simon and Liz Pierce
London, UK

Good value for a memorable experience

1 Feb 2019
Ian Wallies and Wendy

Ian Wallies and Wendy

Susantha is everything one could wish for in a guide, possessing birding and people kills in equal measure. He willingly shared his knowledge, his love of Sri Lanka and enthusiasm for birding while adapting the itinerary to meet our physical limitations and putting up with our grousing about the early morning starts. He really made an effort to make sure we saw what we came to see.

I would recommend walk with Jith to anyone looking for a birding trip to Sri Lanka. We were entirely satisfied with the transportation, hotels, meals – not to mention the wonderful sightings of birds and other wildlife. Good value for a memorable experience.

 

Recommended for anybody wanting the very best of birding in Sri Lanka

25 Jan 2019
Alan Wall with Thilina

Allan Wall with Thilina

This tour has been very successful in every way. The number of species seen in seven days exceeded my expectations. The total being 121. my guide Thilina was experienced at finding the endemic birds we were focusing on together with his knowledge of all things about the natural world.
The accommodation was very good and had been well selected. I rate Thilina as the very best guide one could have in Sri Lanka.
On general issues I found walk with Jith easy to work with and recommend them to anybody wanting the very best of birding in Sri Lanka.

Alan Wall
Bristol, UK

For a combined wildlife and cultural trip, the bird list exceeded my expectations

24 Jan 2019
Murrya Lord and Family

Murrya Lord and Family

“Organising the trip could not have been any easier. It only took a couple of emails to agree the plan and then we got pricing which made clear what was and was not included. Quick turnaround on questions gave a very positive impression.

Dhammika was a good, professional guide and a safe driver. He was always good humoured and worked hard to make the holiday work smoothly yet flexibly. For a combined wildlife and cultural trip, the bird list exceeded my expectations. We all enjoyed the variety of interesting activities, good accommodations and good wildlife sightings.

As a suggestion for how to improve things, it would have been good if we had a more detailed briefing of what was happening in advanced each day, and sometimes being given a few more options to choose from would be helpful.

For example:

-if we’d known in advanced that the Yala safari included a two-hour lunch break we could have bought a book to read or activities for children.

Our “tailor made” trip was very well organized. Highly recommend...

24 Jan 2019
Klas and Utta Fresk

Klas and Utta Fresk

If you want a bird trip in Sri Lanka, we can highly recommend “Walk With Jith”. Our bird guide was excellent in all meanings, skilled, perfect English, social and very helpful.

The company was easy in all contacts. Our “tailor made” trip was very well organized. We saw many more birds than we expected.

Klas and Utta Fresk
Västerås, Sweden

Our guide, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, looked after us very well

20 Jan 2019
David and Crhis Evans with Athula

David and Crhis Evans with Athula

The trip was very well organised, and we travelled in a comfortable, air-conditioned van. Athula, our guide, was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and looked after us very well, even giving us an insight into Sri Lankan life and its culture, along with plants and their uses. We saw 238 birds on our trip- an excellent total, including nearby all the endemics (or all, depending on which list) with plenty of time for photography.

The hotels were of a good standard.

Tamarind Tree Hotel – very convenient for airport food buffet. Style – ok

Plantation hotel – Quirky and interesting good food and service. Nice location.

Glenfall Reach – Standard hotel room, comfortable staff, very attentive, but food could be poor.

Hibiscus Garden – Good hotel, nice garden good for birds. Excellent staff and very good food. Only problem - hot water had run out by the time we got back from safari.

Thilina - hearing and ability to spot birds is just amazing

12 Jan 2019
Manda and Spencer Simmons with Thilina

Manda and Spencer Simmons with Thilina

Thilina was a great driver and excellent guide. He is very knowledgeable about birds, animals, vegetation etc. His hearing and ability to spot birds is just amazing. He is very courteous at all times and listened and took on our suggestions.

Your next visitors will benefit from hot tea/ coffee from his newly acquired flask.

We had an amazing luck with 33/34 endemics spotted.

Thilina spilt us with additional snacks and treats on the journey and always made sure we were ok.

Manda and Spencer Simmons

London, UK

Advanced ones or beginners this program will be 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.

Sincerely,
Mr. and Mrs. Graham

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.

Sincerely,
Mr. and Mrs. Graham

Upali: excellent care, 215 species & all endemics. Fantastic service!

8 Jan 2019

We have had the best possible birding holiday. Our guide (Upali) has taken excellent care of us throughout and found 215 species, including all the endemics. We have been able to relax totally, knowing that our guide (driver too) would take care of everything, whilst not being intrusive. We had great views of all the species. Upali has also been passionate about the cultural sites.
Jith engaged with our ideas prior to the trip and organised our tailor – made itinerary. All was so easy. At the beginning of the holiday, Walk With Jith drove us to our Air BnB accommodation near Matara, which we had arranged ourselves. The accommodation wasn’t easy to find, but the drives helped locate it and would not leave until we had checked the accommodation and were happy- even though it was our own booking. Fantastic service!    

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Name: Alison and Nick Blinston

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