Our Kakadu Experience
From the moment our group of ten friends arrived at Sab Lord’s wonderful Kakadu camp on June 1, 2017 the many species of wildlife absolutely amazed us.
Around the actual campsite we quickly spotted a pair of Blue Winged Kingfishers scratching through the gum leaves then flying up into a branch above us. Then two of our party were lucky enough to discover a Marsupial Mouse scurrying away from their tent. Also in the marsupial family was a Brush-tail Possum, waiting patiently in a tree to see if a scrap of food would be left after we retired to bed!
The boat cruise from Cooinda that evening was incredible. Hundreds of species of birds including Jacanas, Egrets, Brolgas, Whistling Ducks, Black and Brown Whistling Kites and the special sight of a small but brilliantly coloured Rainbow Kingfisher. There were a number of large Salt Water crocodiles.
The next day on our way to Oenpelli we stopped to observe a Frilled Neck lizard. Although expertly camouflaged, it was seen running up a tree and rotating itself around the branch trying to keep out of sight of us as we moved around below. The Antilopine Kangaroos were also exciting to see bounding across the road in front of our vehicle.
The termite mounds were gigantic here and it was so interesting hearing about the termite behaviour and workings of their mounds from our extremely informative guides!
On our way back from Kakadu, Fogg Dam was again a bird’s paradise.
All in all our Kakadu experience was incredible and the variety of wildlife a highlight.
We thank our wonderful hosts Sab Lord and Dean Hoath so very much for an informative and extremely enjoyable few days in such a special part of the world.
Louise Armit- Victoria, Travelled with Lords June 2017