Guests of Aggressor Safari Lodges® are whisked away on thrilling excursions to the Wilpattu National and Minneriya Parks, home to the largest population of Asian elephants in the world. The parks are also the protected home of the sloth bears, leopards, crocodiles, jackals, water buffaloes and monkeys.
Sri Lanka has maritime borders with India to the northwest and the Maldives to the southwest. Its documented history spans 3,000 years. Your visit will include some of Sri Lankas ancient World Heritage Sites including the ancient city of Anuradhapura home of Sigiriya Rock Palace known as the "Eighth Wonder of the World".
Sri Lanka is very close to the Equator which means that temperatures remain fairly constant year-round. Coastal and lowland areas enjoy an average daytime temperature of 78-86°F / 26–30°C. Sri Lanka is unusual in that it has two monsoon seasons with the wettest periods being December and January in the North and humidity is high everywhere throughout the island.
Below is a sample itinerary and description of the tours. Tours Include daily jeep safaris with private guide to Wilpattu and Minneriya National Parks and entrance fees to both. All transportation is in an air-conditioned coach/minibus or car with private driver. All excursions include a private local guide.
Day 1 - Wilpattu National Park
Day 2 - Sigiriya Rock Palace and Minneriya National Park
Day 3 - A day of rest and relaxations at the lodge
Day 4 - Anuradhapura & Loris Night Safari
Day 5 - "Monkey Kingdom" Primate Center
Day 6 - Half Day of rest and relaxations at the lodge + Half Day Wilpattu National Park
Day 7 - Early breakfast and and your journey home
The Aggressor Safari Lodge is located on a spacious 6-acre property and 20 minutes from the Wilpattu National Park. The lodge has a main reception, dining tent, entertainment area with a 54 inch TV, 8 luxury private tented chalets, large swimming pool and beautiful grounds with animal life. The luxury-dining tent, is located at the rear of the outdoor reception and bar area and is called the Aliya Bush Restaurant (local for elephant). The Reception Bar is called the Diviya Bar (local for leopard) and the Pool Deck Bar is called the Wallas Walla Bar (Bear Watering Hole). The beautiful property is located on the Kala Oya River, which is the 3rd longest river in Sri Lanka and borders Wilpattu National Park on the other side giving the river view tents direct views of the park.
Aggressor staff lead by Ruwan greeted the guests at Katunayake airport Columbo around 1pm on the 29th January Sunday and left for the Safari lodge at Wilpattu. The coach stopped at local cafe for refreshments and gave the guests their first experience on the local food.
Company driver Ruwan picked up our two guests from Colombo airport around 12.15 PM and were then transferred to Aggressor Safari Lodge. It took around 3 hours to get to the lodge. On the way Ruwan stopped at a local restaurant for refreshment.
Your adventures begins with an afternoon tour Colombo’s cultural sites and shopping districts. Each day offers new and unique experiences including Belilena Caves where 10,000 year old skeletons were found, the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, the Temple of the Holy Tooth Relic in the Sacred City of Kandy, a late evening Sri Lankan Cultural Dance Show and finally a visit to the famed Dambulla Cave Temple.LEARN MORE
Spend your first day relaxing on Bentota Beach then off to the adventure sports destination of Kitulgala. Located amid thickly forested hills, you will visit the secretive Belilena caves. Day 3 will find you in the Sacred City of Kandy, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where you will explore its history and enjoy a Sri Lankan Cultural Dance show. Your adventures wraps up with a visit to the Dambulla Cave Temple.LEARN MORE
“The Sri Lanka Safari Lodge was another wonderful experience. All the staff at the lodge were exceptionally gracious. Our two main guides, Sumpath and Ruwan, were fantastic. Knowledgable, personable, kind......They were just great. Once again, I felt like we were with friends although I know we were with people who were experts in their profession.”
"So great! The staff took such great care of us down to every detail, and they were flexible when our group asked about changing times or plans. Ruan and Samba were excellent guides, very knowledgeable. The food was SO GOOD! and the desserts! Wow! The non-guide staff was kind, helpful, and attentive."
“All around fantastic. Our guides were great and very accommodating. Beds were great”