Talk of the outback in Australia, and many people probably think of the iconic Ayers Rock. But they probably don’t think of the rest of the vast Northern Territory, whose capital, Darwin, lies on the Timor Sea, and two of its vast treasures, the Kakadu and Arnhem Land. To visit this otherworldly world, there is possibly no better than Lord’s Safaris.
Lord’s is owned and operated by the bigger-than-life Sab Lord and his wife, Ann-Maree Grant. In the 1950’s Sab’s father was a crocodile and buffalo hunter in what is now called Kakadu National Park (a World Heritage site). This was Sab’s playground growing up with the local Aboriginal clans and, through friendships formed then, Sab has unique access to areas around here that are restricted to others. He knows the Aboriginal culture first-hand, as well as the terrain and the wildlife.
Lucky for the rest of us, Sab shares this with unique, personalized safaris that pry open an understanding of the land, its people and their cultures. There are no tourists on his safaris, only guests. Lord’s Safaris offers one-day trips in Arnhem Land to longer, personalized 4-wheel-drive safaris using camping facilities or staying at the stunning Bamurru Plains Safari Camp – wild bush luxury at its Australian best!
The camp is situated on the coastal floodplains of the Mary River Delta, offering an utterly exclusive bush camp experience.
And while on safari with Lord’s the “real” Australia is uncovered, it’s sun-burned land, peoples, stunning waterfalls, deep gorges, wildlife and Aboriginal rock art (interpreted by local guides).
LARGER THAN LIFE
Unlike many properties that we have covered on A World Different, which do very identifiable things to make the world a better place, businesses like Lord’s Safaris do it more subtly. For over 20 years Lord’s has been protecting and enhancing Australia’s natural and cultural environment by encouraging protection, preservation and conservation. In addition to “reducing, reusing, repairing and recycling,” they manage their activities in a way that minimizes or eliminates any negative environmental impact they might have. Most importantly, they work closely with traditional owners and local Aboriginals to refine their work practices and operations. No one in Australia is as close to the Aboriginals as Sab.