Sri Lanka

Meet our team

The Impact Escapes team of experienced local guides and drivers are reliable and trustworthy. Like the rest of our team, they are passionate about delivering ethical, responsible, unforgettable holidays. They enhance the itinerary and create the memories. 

Customer care has always been important to the whole team. Our priority is to make the most of your travel experience whilst prioritising animal welfare, embracing local cultures and supporting local communities. 

Trusted local guides & crew


Dilee is well known for his continuous smile! He is our ‘experience artisan’ aswell as being a very experienced local guide. His home is in the heart of Sri Lanka in the lakeside city of Kandy. Dilee has an infectious passion for wildlife especially birds and of course the wild elephants. His respect of all cultures within Sri Lanka brings a positive energy to all of us. Dilee has a huge heart and is always finding new ways to make a difference in local communities.


Our incredibly generous Niluka is an integral part of our team in Sri Lanka, she is continual contact with both our guests and our local hosts. The daughter of an exceptionally talented & well known Sri Lankan musician. Niluka’s musical upbringing has given her a great appreciation of the arts & the importance of teaching others our story. She is passionate about people having a real ‘local’ experience and loves to share her vast knowledge of Sri Lanka’s culture & customs.

Alex & Sally

Alex & Sally are two honorary Kiwi’s with a history of customer service and travel. Alex originated from the Blue Mountains in Australia, while Sally is from a small village in Warwickshire in the UK. Both of them now call Queenstown, New Zealand home. It was 20 years ago that Sally and Alex first worked together running a busy tourism office. The more they travelled the more they realised the impact (positive or negative) you could have on your destination of choice. Travel experience also includes family travel.

Both ladies have a love of sustainable travel, experiential holidays and a passion to explore places a little off the beaten path.

Binal Local Host

Binal is an excellent photographer & he always seems to be in the right place at the right time! When he is not travelling around Sri Lanka he is with his family in Negombo. He is passionate about a broad range of music and loves to hike in the mountains & walk on the local beaches. Curry with rice and in particular, coconut sambol (Pol Sambol) is his absolute favourite food.

Menuka Local Host

Menuka has an excellent knowledge of Sri Lanka and prides himself on being up to date with current affairs. In his spare time he loves to sit down & watch a film with his family. When he cooks for his family at home he will make his specialty, the locally made black pork curry.

Isuru Local Host

Isuru is our guy to talk to when it comes to a Sri Lanka’s famous sport, he loves a game of cricket! He is proud to call Sri Lanka home and loves the opportunity to share his wealth of knowledge of the local wildlife with our team and guests. 

Pathum Local Host

Pathum is passionate about music, wildlife and UNESCO world heritage sites in Sri Lanka. When he isn’t exploring Sri Lanka with guests he loves getting out and about on his push bike through small village areas.