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Dhilip De Alwis

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Hugely knowledgable and a charming guide

Dhilip took us out from the Other Corner at Habarana, for an early morning bird spottin* walk... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Graham B
Enthusiastic and knowledgable

The resident naturalist at The Other Corner, we went for a 6am walk around Habarana Lake. Dhilip’s... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2018
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I am a wildlife photographer and a bird guide. I have been ranked #1 in the North Central Province for spotting birds by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology at the recently concluded eBird count. Also i am ranked #19 by island wide also been ranked me by...more
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Anuradhapura Road, Laksirigam, Habarana, Habarana 50150, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dhilip took us out from the Other Corner at Habarana, for an early morning bird spottin* walk around the lake. Dhilip really knows what to look out for and where each is most likely to be found at different times. He guides you with such...More

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Reviewed September 1, 2018

The resident naturalist at The Other Corner, we went for a 6am walk around Habarana Lake. Dhilip’s guidance was terrific - we saw 33 species of birds. 1.5 hours. At the end he gives you a tick sheet showing what you’ve seen - unless you’re...More

1  Thank Paul W
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

So today we went for a nice walk with Dhlip to spot some birds and walk around the garden. We are not really ‘bird enthusiasts’, but Dhilip kinda made us. He has a lot of knowledge about all these kind of birds, it’s really fun....More

1  Thank Vincent v
Reviewed July 29, 2018

We had a nature/bird spotting walk with Dhilip - very interesting and enjoyable. He knows his birds and is an excellent wildlife photographer! He takes time for guests.We recommend spending an hour or two with him. Francine&Antonio

2  Thank totoilbarese
Reviewed July 16, 2018

An absolute highlight of our trip to Sri Lanka was the bird watching with Dhilip at The Other Corner. Felt so fortunate that our early morning stroll seeing so many birds was included in the price of the hotel. Even my husband and daughter were...More

1  Thank Alice W
Reviewed July 5, 2018

I know a lot more about birds now, how Dhilip can pick out a bird and zoom in with his monocular is fantastic, I would have strolled past without knowing there was such a variety of birds around the lake. A man of many talents

2  Thank Andy C
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

We had a great nature/bird spotting walk with Dhilip - very interesting and enjoyable. He knows his birds and is an excellent wildlife photographer! If staying at TOC Habarana we recommend spending an hour or two with him.

1  Thank Yvonne F
Reviewed June 2, 2018

We had a very pleasant early morning walk with Dhillip at The Other Corner. We watched many different species of birds on the lake in the early morning and then walked back through the amazing vegetable garden that supplies all the food to the hotel....More

1  Thank Ruth D
Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

Wow, what a fabulous morning with Dhilip! We thoroughly enjoyed the tour, we saw so many different birds and found the information so interesting. He is an amazing raconteur with his humorous stories and knowledge of the bird life. Well worth taking the tour. Thank...More

1  Thank Toni G
Reviewed April 30, 2018

Dhilip was absolutely delightful! He has a great sense of humor and is a wonderful host but an even better nature guide. He knows his birds (which are so amazing in Sri Lanka), where they hide, all kinds of interesting facts about them and makes...More

1  Thank Julia S
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Ellen L
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Response from Ruth D | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at TOC for three nights and went to Kaudalla NP for the late afternoon/early evening Safari. Saw lots of elephants, family groups, lots of babies and lone males. A walk with Dillip also a must.
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