Australië Wild Top End Wildlife Adventure
Voor alle wildlife liefhebbers organiseert Echidna Walkabout, één van onze partners met wie we al jaren samenwerken, een prachtige wildlife tour in en rondom Kakadu National Park in augustus 2016. De tour is zowel los of als reisonderdeel van een complete reis te boeken. Vroeg boeken is aan te raden, deze tour zat in 2015 helemaal vol.
Kakadu and Mary River National Parks - Northern Territory, Australia
Wild Top End is our homage to the wildlife, landscape and cultural riches of one of the world’s wildest places - in the tropical north of Australia.
This very special environmental experience explores both Kakadu and Mary River National Parks to the east of Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory.
This “tropical outback” region is home to some of Australia’s rarest animals and birds; to vast, open landscapes intersected by massive, untamed rivers; to the oldest surviving culture on earth, dating back well over 50,000 years. Kakadu National Park is a World Heritage Area of enormous environmental and cultural significance - a land of multi-hued escarpments and majestic wooded floodplains. Mary River National Park contains a staggering array of wildlife including one of the highest populations of wild crocodiles on earth.
Wild Top End is for people who care about the natural environment, who wish to learn about how wildlife and people can continue to survive in a world impacted by climate change and exploitation by humans. If you are passionate about caring for wild places you will love being involved in our research project which aims at understanding and conserving this fabulous region by recording wildlife sightings. This simple task makes a huge difference to understanding and protecting natural areas - and it’s lots of fun. You don’t need to be a scientist or know a lot about wildlife to be involved - all you need is a sense wonder and a keen eye!
Your Tour Leader will be Echidna Walkabout’s senior Wildlife Guide and co-director, Roger Smith, who has guided wildlife experiences throughout Australia for over 20 years. Roger is passionate about Echidna Walkabout’s message that tourism is not just about enjoyment, it is also be about conservation; he believes that by giving back to the environment we will ensure the future of tourism in Australia. Roger’s special interests include mammals (including people!), birds, trees, geology and Aboriginal Culture. He is also a Kakadu Guide - this means he has passed through the 'Kakadu Knowledge for Tour Guides' program.
Travel Style On most days we rise at first light (approx 6am) to begin activities in the early morning to avoid the heat of the day - this is also one of the best times for photography and wildlife. At the end of each day your guide will give you a departure time for the next day – please be ready!
WILD TOP END 2016-1: 16 to 21 August, 2016
WILD TOP END 2016-2: 25 to 30 August, 2016
Details: Prices & Inclusions
Tour Leader: your guide will be one of our Level 4 (highest level) Echidna Walkabout Wildlife Guides who has also completed an intensive "Kakadu Knowledge for Tour Guides" course overseen by the Australian National Parks Service and by Local Aboriginal People.
Duration: 6 days, 5 nights
Grade/Difficulty: Easy to Moderate - for anyone who is reasonably active
Price: (AUD) ADULT: $3300 CHILD: $2475 Single use rooming: add $600 (NB: accommodation upgrades are available upon request)
Includes: wildlife guidance throughout, 5 nights accommodation, all meals from lunch Day 1 to lunch Day 6, air conditioned transport, wetlands cruise on Mary River.
Accommodation - Anbinik Kakadu (first 3 nights): twin/double share, in simple but elegant architect designed bungalows with external personal-use bathroom with shower, vanity and full-flush toilet - upgrades available to ensuited rooms for an additional cost.
Accommodation - Point Stuart Wilderness Lodge (last 2 nights): twin/double share ensuited rooms.
NOT included: alcoholic beverages, flights into and out of Darwin before and after the tour.
Optional Add-on: Aboriginal guided boat cruise on the East Alligator River (see Day 3 for more information)
Tour starts: Darwin city early morning on Day 1. Returns: to Darwin city late afternoon Day 6 (may connect with some outbound flights)
Minimum pax: 6 adults Maximum pax: 16 adults