Black-necked Stork (Jabiru)
Lords Kakadu and Arnhemland Safaris has been connecting guests to the Top End’s remarkable natural beauty and indigenous culture for over 25 years.
Consummate bushman and owner, Sab Lord, was raised on a buffalo and crocodile hunting station with his appreciation of the wilderness being linked back to his earliest childhood memories. After trying various professions including jackaroo, station manager and spending a year in South Africa, Sab took over the business from his father. Since then, his team have been key advocates in protecting and preserving Kakadu & Arnhem Land, one of the most cherished ecosystems and untouched wilderness areas of Australia.
The company’s philosophy is centred around the relationship between guide and guest, and for this reason is one of the most highly-regarded private interpretive experiences available. The team’s passion for the region is infectious as is the connection with the land and the indigenous communities that call the area home. This relationship formed over many decades, allows access to a range of culturally significant sites. Combined with the vast unpopulated pristine landscapes, guests can not helped being moved and reinvigorated by this World Heritage Listed area.
As part of our commitment to sustainability we have developed a Code Of Practice relating to our wildlife interactions. We have also sought independent verification of our practices through Ecotourism Australia. Our Advanced Ecotourism Accreditation is awarded to Australia's leading and most innovative ecotourism products, providing an opportunity to learn about the environment with an operator who is committed to achieving best practice when using resources wisely, contributing to the conservation of the environment and helping local communities.
Kakadu & Arnhem Land
Kakadu National Park is one of the world’s most magnificent natural reserves. With 280 bird species, 77 mammals, 50 species of freshwater fish, more than 10,000 insect species, 1600 species of flora, 132 reptiles and more than 50,000 years of Indigenous history and culture, the area is a World Heritage Listed for both its natural and cultural significance.
Kakadu is located in the tropical north of Australia, approximately 170 km (105 miles) southeast of Darwin. The park boasts a variety of dramatic landscapes ranging from mangrove-fringed tidal plains in the north, vast floodplains and wetlands, savanna woodlands, sandstone cliffs of the spectacular Arnhem Land escarpment, through to the rugged ridges in the south.
The wetlands of Kakadu are a birdwatchers paradise, with areas such as Yellow Water billabong attracting enthusiasts due to the immense concentration of birds, especially in the dry season including Magpie Geese, Whistling Ducks, Great Egrets, Royal Spoonbills and Black-winged Stilts.
One-tenth of all Saltwater Crocodiles found in the Northern Territory reside at Kakadu. Along these vast floodplains, it is common to see Paperbark (Malaleuca) forests that provide habitat for Agile Wallabies and nesting sites for birds such as the Black-necked Stork (Jabiru).
This region is renowned internationally for its outstanding body of Aboriginal rock art, documenting the complexity and achievements of the local people over the past tens of thousands of years.
Meet our guides
Meet our guides
Sab LordSab has spent over 25 years in and around the Northern Territory and Western Australia leading specialised tours throughout the Kimberley, Kakadu and Arnhem Land environs. In the 1950's his father, John Lord, was one of the pioneers of crocodile and buffalo hunting in the Top End, and established an operation at Munmalary, with this station now encapsulated in World Heritage Listed Kakadu National Park. Sab’s in-depth knowledge of the flora, fauna and history, his passionate outback style as well as his personal links with the traditional Aboriginal owners established during that time, ensure a private touring experience will be one never forgotten. Sab is a passionate supporter of the Sea Shepherd and would volunteer immediately should they need an Outback Guide at any stage in the Southern Ocean! Sab loves to travel and has visited over 35 countries, with a keen interest in African wildlife and photography.
Meet our guides
Meet our guides
Dean HoathDean commenced guiding in 1996 and has worked across a broad range of habitats in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia, after achieving a Bachelor of Arts in Nature Tourism. Most of his time though has been spent in the Top End of the Northern Territory. In 2012, Dean’s skills were recognised when he won the Most Outstanding Interpretive Guide category at the NT Tourism Brolga Awards. Dean shows great enthusiasm in sharing his passion of the Australian landscape, and with his local knowledge and skill, he can provide truly inspirational immersion experiences. His extremely laid back appearance belies his dry sense of humuor, extensive knowledge and worldliness.
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