Adventurous Sri Lanka and The Relaxing Maldives
The colours, energy, smell, taste and history of Sri Lanka will blow you away. This is such a varied country in terms of experiences, climate and culture and our 10 day trip only scratched the surface with the help of a fantastic driver/guide, Kushan.
Our plan was to combine wildlife, history and the Hill country, wrapped up in interesting, small scale accommodation before ending with four days of absolutely nothing in the Maldives. With the help of Harriet Reeves at Natural World Safaris, the trip did not disappoint.
From the initial planning, NWS were responsive, helpful and enthusiastic in suggesting an itinerary which would work for us and take account of our own flight arrangements, and a clear idea of where we wanted to stay in the Maldives. It helped that Harriet personally knew many of the places she recommended, as well as the different tour companies in the national parks she recommended. So, for example, we were well prepared for the fact that the available camp for the first two days in Wilpattu would be a different type of experience to the classic camps we had stayed in in Africa. That said, Mahoora Camp had what we needed and was close to the park entrance; a useful fact when your mornings start at before dawn at 4:45am.