AGGRESSOR SAFARI LODGE™ offers Sri Lanka Safaris in world class wildlife parks full of large game animals; leopards, sloth bears, elephant, water buffalo, jackel, wild boar, deer, marsh and mugger crocodiles and 492 species of resident or migratory birds. Sri Lanka also has amazing world heritage sites dating back to the 3rd century BC and 5th century AD.
The AGGRESSOR SAFARI LODGE™ is located near Wilpattu and Minneriya National Parks. Guests may stay for 3 nights before or after the Sri Lanka Aggressor and will experience a first class Sri Lanka Safari with big game viewing in both parks, seeing leopard, elephant, bear, buffalo, deer, crocodile, jackel, and many other animals and birds in their natural jungle habitat. In addition as part of the package guests will visit two world heritage sites, the 3rd Century BC ancient city in Anuradhapura and 5th Century AD Sigiriya Rock Palace. The Aggressor Safari Lodge is located:
- 20 minutes from the main gate off Trincomalee Road.
- 30 minutes to Anuradhapura.
- 45 minutes to Sigiriya Rock Palace.
The same package is being offered from Feb - Sept, 2017 with nightly stays at small resorts very close to the parks. For details; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Your Tours Will Include:|
Wilpattu National Park. This is the largest and oldest park in Sri Lanka and world known for its diverse wildlife which includes leopards, sloth bears, elephants, jackels, water buffalo, barking deer, spotted deer, sambar deer, marsh and mugger crocodile, wild boar, different varieties of monkeys and hundreds of species of local and migratory birds.
World Heritage Site. Sigiriya Rock. Sigiriya is one of the most valuable historical monuments of Sri Lanka and is known as the Eighth Wonder of the World. The Sigiriya rock plateau, formed from magma of an extinct volcano is 600 feet higher than the surrounding jungles. Since the 3rd century BC the rocky plateau has served as a monastery until the 14th century when it was abandoned. The most striking feature is the Mirror Wall. It is painted with inscriptions and poems and the most ancient inscriptions are dating from the 8th century. The palace and fortress complex takes several hours to climb from the bottom to the top and was declared a World Heritage Site in 1982.
|Minneriya National Park. Home to the largest Asian elephant gathering known to exist, over 300 elephants live in this area. You will look out over a vast reservoir of flat drying grasslands and gently rippling water. Shadows begin to emerge from the surrounding jungle one by one as the elephants slowly make their way out of the shady trees to the plains towards the water. It is fascinating to sit and watch these huge animals drink, play and snack on the green, lush grass that have been exposed by the receding water. This is home for the dry season.|
Ancient City of Anuradhapura. The Anuradhapura Kingdom was established in 380 BC. The ancient city, considered sacred to the Buddhist world, is surrounded by monasteries covering over 16 square miles. The city also houses the Jetavana, the Abhayagiri Dagaba and Ruwanwelisaya stupa's that house many ancient Buddhist relics and remains of Buddhist monks and nuns.
Getting There and Transfers to the Lodge
Colombo (CMB) airport is the only international airport in Sri Lanka and all Aggressor guests will fly in and out of Sri Lanka from Colombo. For guests traveling on the Sri Lanka Aggressor and staying at the AGGRESSOR SAFARI LODGE™ (before or after), transportation will be arranged at an additional cost. Transfers to and from Trincomalee or Colombo will be in the following vehicles: For up to 4 - 6 guests a Toyota Hiace, for up to 13 guests a Toyoto Coaster Mini Coach, and for up to 26 guests, a Coach Bus.
Sri Lanka Safari Transportation in the Parks
4 Wheel Drive Jeeps, each taking 5 guests plus a driver and private guide will be provided.
Passports & Visa Documentation:
Visitors must have a current passport, adequate funds to support themselves, and a return airline ticket. US citizens require a passport that must be valid for 6 months from date of entry. It is the travelers’ responsibility to ensure they have the proper visa to travel into each country on his or her itinerary as well as for re-entry and return to their country. Since regulations vary by country, contact your consulate or embassy of your country for the requirement.