Sacred Earth Safaris operate
small group 4WD tours to Kakadu & the Top End and through the Kimberley region, in the winter months of May- Oct. In the summer months of Oct- April, we operate small group 4WD tours to Kangaroo Island, through the Fleurieu Peninsula and Outback South Australia.
Maximum group size is 6 passengers for scheduled Top End touring and 9 passengers for scheduled Kimberley touring. For private tours we can cater for small groups and families in our 4WD's (maximum 6 passengers) and our OKA (maximum 13 passengers), as well as larger groups in multiple 4WD'S or a mini coach, depending on the groups requirements.
In South Australia we use our 6 seater 4WD and our 13 seat OKA 4WD Vehicle for touring.
Top End Tour accommodation
scheduled Top End and Kakadu tours stay in accommodation and permanent camps (in fixed tents).
All permanent camps have full bathroom facilities.
If you charter us to take your family or
group through Kakadu and the Top End, we can offer accommodation,
permanent camps or a combination of both. Accommodation in the Top End includes motels,cabins, Cattle Station stays and B & B’s and we can design your itinerary to suit your budget and preferences.
Kimberley Tour accommodation
On our scheduled Kimberley 4WD tours, we spend 1 night in accommodation, 2 nights in permanent (fixed) tents and 7 nights in
mobile camps, so we carry all our camping equipment with us. This
allows us to stay in some beautiful locations (some remote), and
experience some amazing sunrises and sunsets, with a chance of wildlife
viewing. We stay in designated campgrounds that all
have toilets and showers, except King Edward River.
King Edward River hasa toilet only but swimming is available and it's one of best campsites in the Kimberley and one of our passengers favourites. There is also the option to upgrade to accommodation for the 2 nights we spend at El Questro, for an extra charge and subject to availability.
If you charter us to take your family or
group through the Kimberley, we can offer accommodation, permanent camps, mobile camping
or a combination of all options. Accommodation in the Kimberley ranges from wilderness resorts and motels to Cattle Station stays, where you get to experience the warm hospitality of the Kimberley locals. We’ll design your itinerary to suit your budget and preferences.
Never been camping before? Don't worry- we make life as
easy as possible for you. Our permanent camps are already set up so everything’s ready when you arrive. Our mobile camps are easily set up and our tents are quick and easy to erect, with good ventilation and plenty of head room. They don’t call them 30 second tents for nothing ! We also provide comfortable stretcher beds with swags, a mattress, doona (quilt) and linen for a good nights sleep ! So you don’t need to bring anything with you, other than your personal belongings and alcohol.
Once you’ve set your tent up (your guide is always on hand to assist), relax around the campfire and enjoy the scenery and company of your fellow travellers, while your guide prepares and cooks your evening meal.
certainly doesn’t mean you have to “rough it”-
you’ll be surprised at the comfort level our camps will give
South Australia Tour accommodation
If you charter us to take you through the Fleurieu Peninsula or touring to Kangaroo Island, we can offer a range of accommodation options from farm stays, heritage B & B's, permanent camps, modern holiday homes, cabins, wilderness lodges, vineyards, hotels and on Kangaroo Island we can also offer Heritage Lighthouse accommodation.
Accommodation in Outback South Australia includes motels, Outback Pubs (eg. Birdsville Hotel), underground accommodation (Coober Pedy) and station stays.
We’ll design your itinerary to suit your budget and preferences.
Itineraries and activities
itineraries cater for all ages and levels of fitness and can include
as much or as little activity as you’d like!
Most walks and activities require only an average level of fitness (being able to climb a few stairs and walk unaided over uneven terrain) and there are often shorter or longer walks available. It’s up to you how much or how little you want to do- it’s your holiday, after all !
While we don’t want to be nosy,
letting us know if you have any special needs or requirements will
help us make sure you get the most from your trip and that we don’t
take you somewhere unsuitable.
Our scheduled tours include a range of activities and for private touring we can include all kinds of activities, such as wildlife cruises and experiences, helicopter flights, fishing, canoeing and cultural experiences. Special interests can also be catered for, such as photography, Aboriginal rock art enthusiasts and bird watching.
Vehicles and equipment
We use only the best equipment
available and have fully equipped, air-conditioned 4WD'S : A Landrover Discovery 3 and a purpose built OKA 4WD vehicle (see photo above), for comfortable travelling in the Outback. Behind these we tow a heavy duty trailer carrying our food, equipment and your luggage. Our vehicles and trailers are serviced regularly and are well maintained
to ensure their safety and reliability. Our tour vehicles also carry recovery gear and guides have a satellite phone in case of emergency.
Every piece of
equipment used on tour, from the individual filter coffee cups, our comfortable camp chairs (with arms) to
our large, roomy tents, has been selected
by us to make life easier and to make your tour as comfortable as
NEW FOR 2013- our Kimberley tours will be conducted in a 13 seat OKA. Travel in comfort in coach seating (see photo below right), in the harsh Outback conditions. Scheduled tours will carry a maximum of 9 passengers but for private tours we can carry groups as large as 13 passengers.
leader has a senior first aid certificate, and safety equipment
is always carried on board including a first aid kit and satellite
phone for more remote areas. While
our office is always the first point of contact and is available
24 hours, 7 days a week,
we are happy to give you the satellite number to pass on
to family for an emergency contact, and recommend that you also
give us the details of a person to contact should the need arise.
While you’re on a scheduled tour with
us and on most private tours, your tour leader will prepare 3 meals
a day for you
(except breakfast on day 1 and
dinner on the last day) as well as providing some light snacks,
including fruit. Iced water is always available in your tour vehicle.
Meals are varied and plentiful , using good quality local ingredients and offering as many fresh vegetables as
possible, with consideration to the Outback conditions, especially
in the Kimberley. Vegetarians and other
dietary requirements (gluten free, vegan etc.) are
catered for, as long as you let us know when you book.
guide will prepare and cook all the meals for you, though helping
out with the washing up is always appreciated !
We also understand that after the day’s activities you’ll be hungry so our menus are designed so that you don’t have to wait ages to eat !
private tours, it’s not always possible for us to cook, depending
on where we stay.If we can’t provide all your meals, we’ll
make sure there’s somewhere where meals can be purchased and
you’ll be advised of meal arrangements before you book.
Alcohol is not provided so you need to bring
your own, if required and we’re happy to keep it chilled for
you. We recommend purchasing alcohol before the start of your tour
as it’s unavailable for take away in most places we visit.
We only accept canned beer and casked wine due to the risk of breakage on the dirt roads and if you’d like to bring spirits, please transfer these into plastic or aluminium bottles.
do I need to bring?
For all tours you will need to bring your personal items, swimwear, a
towel, toiletries, camera (with spare or rechargeable batteries for longer tours), medication, sunglasses, wide brimmed
hat, sunscreen, walking boots and / or sandals,
water bottle (at least 1 L per person) and a small torch.
We'd recommend purchasing alcohol before you begin your tour
as buying en-route can be expensive with limited availability (if there's availability at all, such as in the Kimberley).
Other items may
be required, depending on your destination and the time of year.
For every tour we provide a packing list and copy
of your itinerary, which will be sent
to you upon receipt of your deposit. Maps are handed out on the morning of your tour
Luggage is limited to a day pack per person
and 10kg pp for 2 and 3 day tours, 15kg pp for 4 and 5 day tours and 20kg pp
for Kimberley tours. Soft bags are preferable to suitcases if possible.
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