Our host organised a guided tour of some of the spectacular National Parks, where we saw 71 wetlands and forest birds in one day. We also had an up close and personal experience with a cranky female elephant who seemed to be protecting one of only 7 tusked elephants in the park. We also saw 2 leopards, many water buffaloes, a few crocodiles, several spotted deers, a few Indian Palm squirrels, a Ruddy Mongoose, a few monitor lizards and a beautiful Indian rock python. As well as visiting a Botanical Gardens in the highlands near Nuwara Eliya. Debbie was excited to see so many tea bushes and we even stopped for a cuppa at a tea house on St. Clairs Plantation that went for miles. We have a better appreciation of the work that goes into a humble cup of Sri Lankan tea now.