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Wednesday, 23 July 2008

‘Out of Africa’ Experience in Top End taps into Premium Travellers’ Growing Environmental Interest.


Reprising the 'Out of Africa' experience of African safari camps, Bamurru Plains in the top end of the Northern Territory is offering a Weekend at Bamurru, hosted by Atticus Fleming, head of the Australian Wildlife Conservancy, from September 26 to 29.
Bamurru Plains is located on the edge of Kakadu National Park, and is home to an astonishing array of bird and animal life. The hosted weekend is designed to marry an ecologically-sensitive luxury experience with insights from one of the country's most inspiring environmentalists.
"The Weekends are designed as a casual, yet insightful experience of the Australian wilderness," explains CEO of Bamurru Plains, Charles Carlow. "There won't be any lectures or formalities, just the chance to explore the savannah, floodplains and remnant rainforest in this un-touched corner of the country with one of the new breed of Australian conservationists."
Atticus Fleming is head of the Australian Wildlife Conservancy, Australia's leading non-government conservation organisation, which owns and manages 19 properties covering nearly 2.5 million hectares.
He served on the personal staff of Senator the Hon Robert Hill, Australia's longest-serving Federal Environment Minister, where he played a major role in the development of the country's first biodiversity law, described by some environmental groups as "the biggest legislative win for the environment in 25 years".
Bamurru Plains's 'wild bush luxury' focuses on the wildlife, bird life and dramatic landscape of the Mary River floodplains to the west of Kakadu National Park. Nine individual safari suites blend with the surrounding bush, yet have the creature comforts of a luxury hotel: supremely comfortable beds, ensuites and views over the savannah. This is Australia's answer to the luxury African safari.
The floodplains teem with wallabies, vast flocks of magpie geese and other bird life. Highlights of the Weekend include skimming across the floodplains by airboat, spotting crocodiles and other wildlife; guided walks and drives and time to relax in camp – swimming in the infinity pool and sharing Fleming's stories and insights over five star meals.
During the Weekend, Atticus Fleming will guide guests on a private charter, flying by light plane and helicopter into the AWC's Wongalara Sanctuary, which protects a suite of ecosystems and is a 'hotspot' for wildlife, being home to over 200 bird species and an estimated 40 species of mammal.
The Weekend at Bamurru Plains with Atticus Fleming is from September 26 to 29. It costs $3600 per person including three nights accommodation; all meals; beverages; safari activities; private charter flight transfers to and from Darwin and Wongalara, and a contribution to the Australian Wildlife Conservancy.
For further information call 1300 790 561 or visit www.bamurruplains.com.

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