Well its day tour time to Arnhem Land again, and this year we have joined the mobile WIFI age and we are trialling WIFI on our one day tourss to Arnhem Land. This means you can check in in World Heritage Listed Kakadu National Park (coverage is currently only near Jabiru), and in Arnhem Land at Injalak Hill and Injalak Arts and Crafts. Tomorrow - May 16th - is our first day trialling it so we will see how it works and get back to you soon. Boh Boh (we hope to see you soon). Love from The Team here at Lords.
Steppes Traveller Magazine have a feature called “Guiding Lights” and this year our very own Sab Lord was placed in the spotlight. Sab is your guide through the amazing adventures of the Northern Territory Outback, Lords Safaris Kakadu and Litchfield tours.
A bit of forward planning is always a wonderful thing in hindsight. Every dry season we get lots of disappointed customers who want to take a Private Charter from
All itineraries are tailored to suit your groups requirements ( I use the term ‘group’ loosely as our average ‘group’ size on a Private Charter is two to six passengers ). Once you advise us of your group size and interests we can then put together the perfect itinerary for you. Lords Safaris have a permanent Camp at Mardugul Campground in Kakadu, with beds and a dining area – I think the word du jour is ‘Glamping’. All of your meals are prepared as you sit around the campfire with an aperitif and snacks, (this is appreciated more than anyone by the Mum in the group). The beds are made for you and you can retire before waking in the morning to birdsong and the noises of the bush – all safely outside your tent. Bliss.
I have digressed somewhat with my dreams of Glamping but the message is – try to book as early as possible for your Private Charter from
Until next time……
Hi everyone – sorry its been awhile between blogs, now that the ‘dry’ is screeching to a close there is a bit of time for housekeeping. ( And blogs ! ) The change in the weather in the last two weeks is palpable - the Aboriginal people refer to this season as Gurrung, this is the hot part of the dry season. While the temperature and humidity are on the rise the advantages for you as a visitor in Kakadu is that there are less other tourists ! Also the waterholes are drying out therefore the birdlife is becoming very concentrated as they jostle for space around the shrinking Kakadu waterholes. The bush tucker is also fruiting, for example the Green Plum, Billy Goat Plum and Kakadu red Apple. DON’T eat any bush tucker unless you are with a very experienced Kakadu guide like Sab Lord, or one of the local Aboriginal people. ( Many moons ago on my first tour with Lords Sab once fed me a quinine berry which Aboriginal people used traditionally to numb teeth. It works but I was unamused at the time ! )
Estuarine Crocodiles are also mating, not that you’ll see much action in that department, however the large male crocodiles are now fighting to establish their territory to mate with the females – if you are lucky you may get a ringside seat for the fight, chances would be best on a Billabong Cruise I reckon. Try a yellow water cruise at Cooinda.
For all of you lucky human visitors it is essential to carry lots of cool water and dress accordingly. Plan your day in Kakadu to undertake strenuous activities early and late in the day and get a bit ‘Mediterranean’ in the middle of the day – lay around the pool with a cool drink or have a Kakadu Camp (siesta) !
Our Arnhemland day tours run for another month from kakadu and
Till we meet again, Ann Maree
We are excited to announce that Koolpin Gorge - Aboriginal name Jarrangbanmi - opened this week in Kakadu. For good reason Koolpin is commonly referred to as 'The Jewel In The Crown of Kakadu'. Access to this area is strictly limited by permit only, the only way to visit Koolpin with Lords Safaris is to take one of our Private Charter Tours. Combine this with our access to Arnhem Land and Bamurru and the reason to organise your next years holiday with Lords Safaris becomes crystal clear !
Lords Safaris are proud to have worked together with the great team At Injalak Arts and Crafts in Arnhem Land now for for 20 years. The local Aboriginal Guides walk our guests around Injalak Hill (Long Tom Dreaming) and explain the rock art stories in their own way while our driver/guides prepare a tasty buffet at the stunning lookout. In an exciting and ground breaking move we now welcome a new female guide Christine. Christine is a local Aboriginal lady who has grown up in Gunbalanya and is proudly taking our guests around Injalak. She is a pioneer and now we have more potential local ladies taking up the guiding mantel. Welcome Christine !
We have been asked recently to share three light hearted 'tips' for surviving the Outback from Sab. So, here they are;
1/ While in the outback one must drink plenty of fluids, wine and beer don't count ( although
many Terratorians will argue vigorously of their benefits!), water is the best.
2/ Cane toads are not to be licked under any circumstances, no matter what hairy individuals in
singlets and 'stubbies' ( an appalling short pair of shorts ), will advise you.
3/ In the event of a crocodilian or snake attack - follow Sab. This will temporarily make him the fastest man on terra firma.
Have a safe stay in Kakadu, Arnhem Land and surrounds !
Well the cool season is really being felt now in Kakadu. Visitors now need at least one heavy sleeping bag at nights ! While there are a few more visitors around areas like Gunlom, Arnhem Land and Yellow Waters are far from crowded so visitors can really still get a great feel for the country. Day tours to Arnhem Land are really filling up so book ahead to avoid disappointment !
Sab hosted a different type of visitor at our permanant camp at Mardugal in Kakadu National Park last night, a juvenile Sulfer Crested Cockatoo. Our guests loved it - hes a friendly little fellow, apparently visits all over Kakadu at Nourlangie, Yellow Waters and Mardugal. The park rangers all seem to know him. Hope to see him again soon !
Welcome to Lord Safaris new blog area. Here we will give you a sample of what we do and why we do it! Be sure to check back regularly for the latest news.