In destination and adventure travel, the name ‘Aggressor’ has long been associated with offering the ultimate liveaboard experience for scuba divers all over the world. Now, the company has expanded its offerings to include a new safari lodge in northern Sri Lanka. The Aggressor Safari Lodge is located near two national parks, two World Heritage Sites, and the famous Smithsonian Primate Research Centre’s Monkey Kingdom, all of which are included in itineraries available when booking the lodge.
Nearby world-renowned Wilpattu and Minneriya National Parks provide excellent wildlife viewing and photography opportunities. Safari sightings include Sri Lankan leopards, Sri Lankan sloth bears, buffalo, and sambar, axis, and spotted dear. A trip highlight, Minneriya is home to over 300 Sri Lankan elephants and two endemic monkeys of Sri Lanka, the purple-faced langur and the toque macaque.
The six-acre Aggressor Safari Lodge property, located on the Kala Oya River, is itself home to a variety of native wildlife, including diminutive mouse deer, the increasingly rare and beautiful star tortoise, Sri Lankan giant squirrels, the rare and endangered red slender loris, brilliant peacocks and a variety of other exotic birds, all of which are protected on the property. Lodge guests will enjoy being surrounded by nature from their luxurious, spacious and air-conditioned private tented chalets, each with a private bathroom and a fridge stocked with complimentary soft drinks, beer, and wine. The lodge also includes a swimming pool, two bars, and an outdoor fire pit for evening gatherings; and the lodge’s private, tented Aliya Bush Restaurant serves meals and snacks prepared by top chefs cooking both local and international dishes, with produce from surrounding villages and farms.
Aggressor CEO Wayne Brown says: “The World of Aggressor has always focused on combining adventure with excellent service and now we’ve brought that combination to the ultimate adventures on land, wildlife safaris. I can’t wait to go again myself, and I know our guests will love the truly ‘untamed luxury’ of our first tented safari lodge in Northern Sri Lanka.”