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A Private Northern Territories Safari led by a legend, Bamurru Plains and tropical Fiji

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What's Included

  • Privately guided safari with Sab Lord
  • All inclusive stays on safari, at Bamurru Plains and Likuliku Lagoon Resort
  • All flights mentioned in the itinerary and private transfers
  • Full support from your Travel Concierge before, during and after your trip
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At a glance

Combine the fascinating culture and rugged wilderness of Australia’s Northern Territory with the tropical bliss of Fiji on this luxurious 12-night trip. Please note this trip is only possibly from May to October.

Spend one night in coastal Darwin before meeting your private guide for the next four days, Sab Lord. Few people know more about this area’s cultural heritage, biodiversity and wildlife, except perhaps the local Aboriginal people you’ll meet, getting an incredible insight into their way of life thanks to Sab having collaborated with them for over two decades. You’ll be based out of a private camp, with four days exploring beautiful landscapes, swimming under waterfalls and gaining exclusive access to parts of Kakadu National Park and sacred Arnhem Land.

Continue your Outback adventure at Bamurru Plains, a luxury bush camp surrounded by thousands of acres of pristine wetlands and savannah. This is a haven for bird watchers, and you’ll also head out on game drives and boat trips to find free roaming horses, buffalo, immense salt water crocodiles, dingoes and wallabies.

Then fly via a stopover in Sydney to Malolo Island in Fiji for a final four nights at the fabulous Likuliku Lagoon Resort. Be as active as you please here with a plethora of things to do from snorkelling in its pristine waters to visiting traditional Fijian villages, kayaking, fishing or simply laying back on the powder soft sands.

Example Trip Itinerary

Days 1-2

Darwin

Flights & Transfers

Flight

Flight from Sydney to Darwin

Transfer

Meet and greet at Darwin Airport

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel in Darwin

Accommodation in Darwin

One night in Darwin One night in Darwin

The small tropical city of Darwin is the capital of the Northern Territory, which Australians often call the top end. Originally a gold rush town, it became an important base for Allied action against the Japanese in the Pacific during the Second World War, and is now the gateway to many of the natural wonders of the country, including many national parks and the Outback.

Days 2-5

Private 'Top End' Safari with Sab Lord

Accommodation in Private 'Top End' Safari with Sab Lord

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Meet your private guide for this unique adventure, Sab Lord. Sab is something of a legend in these parts having spent over 25 years in and around the Northern Territory and Western Australia leading specialized tours throughout the Kimberley, Kakadu and Arnhem Land. In the 1950’s his father ran a crocodile and buffalo hunting operation at Munmalary – the station is now encapsulated in World Heritage Listed Kakadu National Park. His in depth knowledge of the flora, fauna and history, his unique character as well as his personal links with the traditional Aboriginal owners established during that time ensure your private touring experience will never be forgotten.

Leaving Darwin your first stop is Fogg Dam Reserve, a place whose year round water coverage makes it an important feeding and roosting site for a wide variety of water birds and other animals. Travel on to the Adelaide River where to witness the fabulous jumping crocodiles and other wildlife. These Saltwater Crocodiles are a magnificent sight - the crocs are surprisingly powerful and can project their bodies almost totally out of the water using their tail - you will gain a good understanding of why they have survived for more than two hundred million years!

A short detour off the highway is the beautiful Learning Tree Lagoon; this Billabong is often covered in water lilies making it a popular quick stop for photographers. Lunch is at the Bark Hut Inn, an Aussie Roadhouse was built during the buffalo era that is a reminder of earlier, wilder times.

The last stop for today before reaching your private safari camp is at Cooinda. Here experience one of Kakadu’s icons - a Yellow Water Cruise. This pristine environment supports a truly wonderful variety of plants, birds, crocodiles and Top End wildlife and you might see saltwater crocodiles, a Jacana bird walking on water, the magnificent sea eagle or any one of the 280 species that visit this billabong.

Private Safari with Sab Lord: Day Two Private Safari with Sab Lord: Day Two

Today visit Koolpin Gorge - Aboriginal name Jarrangbarnmi. It is described by some as the 'Jewel in the Crown of Kakadu', as permits are needed and numbers strictly controlled. Koolpin is in the south of the Kakadu National Park, in 4WD country. Here you can walk, scramble or climb the seemingly endless series of gorges and you will be rewarded with an ever-changing landscape, crystalline waters and infinite views. There are waterfalls, plunge pools, white sandy beaches and a lot more. This is a breathtaking, isolated area still in a pristine wilderness state. Koolpin Creek flows down several hundred feet through a series of cascades and pools often called the 'Giant's Staircase'. You'll also spend time in this spectacular area.

Private Safari with Sab Lord: Day Three Private Safari with Sab Lord: Day Three

The safari continues on to Aboriginal Arnhem Land for a walk up Injalak Hill with a local Elder, with whom Sab has a long relationship, meaning this is no regular tourist experience. Access to this area is restricted to a select group of people and you will be able to experience a fascinating mixture of traditional and living culture as this is perhaps the one area in Australia where indigenous culture is still dominant and remains a homeland to around 20,000 people.

While you are in Arnhem Land a traditional Aboriginal guide will show you excellent examples of rock art on Injalak Hill (Long Tom Dreaming), this area has some of the best rock art examples in Western Arnhem Land and some say Australia. The view from the top of the hill is simply breathtaking, looking out across the floodplains and around the escarpment. At the award-winning Injalak Arts and Crafts Centre there is time to watch the traditional Aboriginal people painting and to see the women weaving pandanus baskets.

Private Safari with Sab Lord: Day Four Private Safari with Sab Lord: Day Four

Turning south, Sab will show you other beautiful spots in Kakadu – such as Gunlom Waterfall Creek and Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge). The pristine waterfall at Gunlom was immortalized in the first 'Crocodile Dundee' movie, its white sandy beach and 120m cascading waterfall a great photo opportunity. A more challenging walk to the top of the waterfall is rewarded with a swim and the best view for miles around. Enjoy it while overlooking the beautiful South Alligator Valley.

At Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, the Jawoyn people invite you to visit their country and spend two hours cruising the mighty Katherine River that flows from the Arnhem Land escarpment to the sea. The mythical figure of 'Bula' travelled this land leaving his image as paintings in rock shelters. Finally say your farewells to Sab and the crew before being dropped off at Bamurru Plains.

Days 5-8

Bamurru Plains

Accommodation in Bamurru Plains

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Three nights at Bamurru Plains Three nights at Bamurru Plains

Enjoy your days exploring the wilds of Bamurru Plains. The wildlife on show is some of the most impressive in Australia, and expert field guides will help you discover it. Watch hundreds of birds take flight from the lake as you fly by on an airboat, or slowly cruise down the Sampan River watching for silver flashes of fish breaking the surface, all sorts of creatures move in the grass, the air is warm and still and all eyes scan the shallows for big saltwater crocodiles. On guided walks and drives search for free roaming horses, buffalo, dingos and wallabies or spend some time up in the tower hide spotting the vibrant bird life of the area.

Flights & Transfers

Flight

Private light aircraft flight to Darwin

Flight

Flight from Darwin to Sydney

Days 8-9

Sydney

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel in Sydney

Accommodation in Sydney

One night in Sydney One night in Sydney

The city of Sydney on the east coast of Australia is as idyllic is it appears from its instantly recognizable cityscape. It boasts a rich and intriguing history, famous beaches and iconic landmarks, with a diverse and friendly population, all spread around an elaborate shoreline of Port Jackson’s yacht-filled inlets, bays and rivers.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Sydney airport

Flight

Flight from Sydney to Nadi Airport

Days 9-13

Fiji

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Nadi Airport meet and greet

 
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Accommodation in Fiji

Four nights at Likuliku Lagoon Resort Four nights at Likuliku Lagoon Resort

Laze on your daybed, snorkel the azure, crystal clear waters of Likuliku Lagoon, visit the Sacred Sites, be pampered from head to toe or feel the rush as you jet ski to a deserted island.

There’s daily-changing schedule of activities, including complimentary non-motorized watersports such as stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, sailing and wind surfing, plus snorkelling equipment to borrow. You can also fish, hike the island’s interior, visit villages, experience a traditional Fijian church service on Sundays, take boat trips to nearby islands, attain a PADI qualification at the Dive Centre and more.

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