We went on a 2 day safari to Yala and Udawalawe with Sanjaya and it was easily the highlight of our holiday. Sanjaya was really friendly and knowledgable, telling us all sorts of interesting stuff not just about the wildlife but about everyday life in Sri Lanka too. He went out of his way to make sure we saw everything possible, even taking us on an extra early morning trip round Yala to try and track down a leopard when we couldn't find any the previous day!
The trip was very good value, especially considering we had the jeep to ourselves and we really enjoyed the 'extras' Sanjaya added in (stopping to try King Coconuts, mangosteens and sugar crocodiles (all of which were delicious!) from roadside vendors and detouring to Dondra to see the lighthouse on our way home).
We enjoyed the trip so much we booked another day trip with Sanjaya to see the Sinharaja rainforest, this too was a great day and despite getting absolutely soaking wet in the middle of the dry season (I guess the clue is in the name 'rainforest'!) we really enjoyed it, as well as the extra trip Sanjaya added to visit a snake doctor (including a chance to hold pythons and tree snakes) and the great restaurant we went to in Mirissa for dinner after the trip. I should also mention how helpful Christine was - not only in managing to fit us in at the last minute for the rainforest trip but in answering all my questions before our visit!
All in in all a fantastic experience and very highly recommended - lovely friendly people, highly knowledgable and great fun! Thank you Christine & Sanjaya :-)
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