Lords Safaris have guided private tours in Kakadu and Arnhem Land since 1990 when the company was founded by owner and local character Sab Lord. Sab's father was a crocodile and buffalo hunter and Sab spent his childhood in Kakadu before it became a National Park.
These formative years and the friendships and bonds formed with local Aboriginal families have led to strong links and a real connection with the people and culture of this wild region. A Sab Lord safari has to be the most memorable way to explore the Northern Territories, a vast expanse of magnificent country, rich in wildlife, striking colours and landforms and Aboriginal heritage.
Tours ranging between three and 14 days in length are operated using late model luxury four-wheel drives and accommodation can be either at their semi-permanent camp, a hotel, luxury lodge or a combination of these. The camp is located in Kakadu and is made up of eight twin bedded, mesh sided huts with solar fans and lights. Meals are cooked over a campfire.
Why we like Lords Kakadu and Arnhem land Safaris
Sab and his team know this country intimately and put their knowledge at guests' disposal. They have permission to enter special areas of Kakadu National Park including Koolpin Gorge, and mystical Arnhem Land (Aboriginal Lands). They can take you far from the crowds, into the wilderness where stresses of everyday living simply melt away.
Lord Safaris operate small group 4WD tours with durations ranging between three and 14 days in length and include visits to either Kakadu, Arnhem Land or both.
No trip to the Northern Territory is complete without a visit to Arnhem Land. Given over to the Aboriginal people over 50 years ago by the Australian government, today it is home to the Aboriginal people, and Lords are privileged to be one of only a handful of companies to be granted access to this area by the traditional owners.
Photographic opportunities abound for photographers or bird enthusiasts. Vast floodplains, sandstone formations and the sub-rainforest forests that offer amazing bird watching, as well as the towering Arnhem Land escarpment.
Just some of the activities during a Lord Safari include:
- River cruising in search of crocodiles and birdlife
- Meeting local artists
- Viewing Aboriginal rock art
- Swiming under waterfalls and in crystal clear plunge pools
- Relaxing on white sandy beaches
Kakadu and Arnhemland are located in the northeastern corner of Australia’s Northern Territories.