New Sri Lankan sa­fari lodge

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EX­PLORE THE NA­TURE RE­SERVES AND an­cient ru­ins of cen­tral Sri Lanka, then re­tire to the new Ag­gres­sor Sa­fari Lodge. The lat­est ven­ture of the Ag­gres­sor brand, famed world­wide for their dive live­aboards, the lodge of­fers five-star ac­com­mo­da­tion in tented chalets, gourmet food and per­son­alised ser­vice. The prop­erty has a va­ri­ety of na­tive wildlife such as mouse-deer, star tor­toises, Sri Lankan gi­ant squir­rels, red slen­der loris, pea­cocks and a host of ex­otic birds. From there, guests are whisked away to Wil­pattu Na­tional Park and Min­ner­iya Na­tional Park, home to the largest pop­u­la­tion of ele­phants on the is­land, along with sloth bears, leop­ards, crocodiles, jack­als, wa­ter buf­faloes and mon­keys. Dur­ing Septem­ber and Oc­to­ber, over 300 ele­phants gather in Min­ner­iya at the lake of the same name, by then dried out to cre­ate lush grass­land. Guests will also stroll through his­tory at the an­cient city of Anu­rad­ha­pura and at Si­giriya Rock, a palace and fortress dat­ing from 300BC. Right now there is an in­tro­duc­tory spe­cial price of US$1,299 for a five-day/four-night Ad­ven­ture Pack­age, valid for travel through De­cem­ber 31, 2019. For more info and to make book­ings, visit their web­site, www.ag­gres­sor­sa­far­ilodge.com

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