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This ten-day guided tour of The Kimberley region of Western Australia proves that outback safari and high-level luxury are not mutually exclusive. Staying in designated campsites and travelling by four wheel drive from Broome to Darwin, this is the ultimate safari in Australia’s oldest inhabited region.
Although twice the size of the UK, The Kimberley in Western Australia only has a population of around 40,000 (about the size of Lancaster,) making it one of the most uninhabited global regions outside of the great deserts and geographic poles. Anyone looking to safari in the region can expect a wilderness experience incomparable to anything in the populated world, as the sheer unruliness of the landscape has staved off all advances of mainstream tourism. There are only three towns in the region which have a population greater than 2,000, although the rate of increase is moving at three times Australia’s average - it’s hard to say how long this rugged natural playground will remain tourism’s best kept secret.
Despite its lack of human inhabitants, there are a whole host of things to see in The Kimberley and this really is the best way to get around it all - with a professional guide, a 4 x 4 vehicle, plenty of time and the ability to take your accommodation with you. Given the untamed terrain, A lot of fascinating sites are nigh-on impossible to access without solid vehicular support and the knowledge of a highly-trained resident guide.
Alongside the lesser-known attractions covered in the itinerary, you’ll get to see popular places such as the brilliantly named Bungle Bungle Range, a striking geological feature comprising of towering stripy rock domes, and the Gibb River Road which stretches through multiple national parks. Added to the tour are two spectacular helicopter rides - if you thought the landscape of The Kimberley looked amazing from the ground, just wait until you’re above it.
This Broome to Darwin Camping Safari is suitable for all ages and levels of fitness, with the majority of the tour conducted using 4-wheel drive vehicles - there is no hard hiking during the tour (unless you want to organise some walking treks with the guide.) The safari is also very family friendly - you’re welcome and encouraged to bring kids along, as they are guaranteed to have a fun and educational adventure.
Your tour guide is a senior first aid certificate holder and safety equipment is brought on safari. Although you’re going to be as far as civilisation as you can imagine, there will be a satellite phone available.
Guests are limited to 20kg of luggage per person, and soft luggage containers are preferred over suitcases. Any dietary requirements you may have can be catered for - just mention these on booking. Do bear in mind while packing that The Kimberley can get incredibly hot in both the wet and dry seasons (December to March, April to November respectively) with temperatures capable of reaching the high 30s (Celsius) all year round - this tour takes place during the dry season.
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