The owners chose to establish the Sri Lanka Aggressor Safari Lodge® on the edge of Wilpattu National Park for a selection of reasons. First it's the largest National Park in Sri Lanka. Its also the main national park in the north of the country which is less developed than the south of country. This was very important as it delivers a far better overall safari experience in Wilpattu National Park than the southern developed parks which can be a little overcrowded at certain times of the year. The Wilpattu National Park delivers the best diversity of animals and birds of any of the national parks on the island and has a large population of leopard and bear. In addition, the lodge is also within an hour of Minneriya National Park, which has the largest population of Elephant on the island and hosts whats called the “Gathering” of largest number of Indian Elephants in one place in the world between the months of August and October each year.

The other main reason for establishing the Sri Lanka Aggressor Safari Lodge® at Wilpattu is that we were given the opportunity to develop the local village surrounding the lodge. Nearly all employees of the Safari Lodge will come from the local village as well as much of the produce we serve to our guests.