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Safari Bungalow Ultimate Wilderness Experience

Max. 2 people per unit - Size 32 m2
Provided accommodation, Eco-friendly, Family friendly
Accommodation description
Spacious and cool, each of the nine safari bungalows are built on stilts overlooking the floodplains frequented by a myriad of bird and animal life.

Mesh screens serve as your walls on three sides of your Safari Bungalow. Being surrounded by semi-transparent screens provides an experience in which you can hear, see and almost touch the wildlife and wilderness around you.

The alarm clock in the morning is the call of Magpie Geese, after whom the camp is named, as the orange light of dawn spreads across the floodplain, all is audible and visible without having to leave your bed!

The focus is on a supremely comfortable bed (organic cotton linen, pillow menu) and a spacious ensuite bathroom with high pressure showers. In addition to corrugated iron and lantern lighting, the bungalow décor reflects the region’s earlier indigenous, hunting and pastoral history with buffalo horns, explorer’s maps, Aboriginal art work and fish traps as well as old photos providing a sense of the human heritage of the area. Each room has a cold water thermos, local flora and fauna reading materials and species list.

You won’t find a television, CD player, mini bar or even mobile phone reception here – a true escape to your immediate environment. At night, the only sound is the meanderings of marsupials in the foliage and the croak of frogs.
Accommodation type
Facilities accommodation
    Safety amenities accommodation
    • No smoke detector
    • No first aid kit
    • No safety box
    • No carbon monoxide detector
    • No fire extinguisher

    About the property

    Property description
    We invite you to immerse yourself in an extraordinary bush experience of the coastal floodplains of Australia’s Top End. Bamurru Plains is a safari lodge with exclusive access to 300 km of floodplains and savanna woodland on the Mary River, on the edge of Kakadu National Park. A profusion of bird and wildlife are at the doorstep of this unique bush experience that exudes ‘Wild Bush Luxury’ and brings a touch of style to the discovery of a remote and beautiful wilderness. 
    The true luxury of Bamurru Plains is its location. This beautiful wilderness region of over 300 square kilometres is shared by about 20 guests. The area is home to one of the largest crocodile populations in the world, and the annual migration of over one hundred thousand magpie geese is a sight to be seen. 
    A stay at Bamurru is bound to inspire a greater awareness of Australia’s unique and specialised environment. Watch as hundreds of birds take flight from around the infinity-edge pool, scan the shallows for big saltwater crocodiles as you skim across floodplains by airboat or slowly cruise the Sampan River watching for silver flashes of fish breaking the surface. On guided walks and game drives search for brumbies, buffalo, dingos and wallabies or pause to consider an intriguing reptile or the adaptations of a particular insect.
    With only 10 safari-style bungalows, the focus of your stay at Bamurru Plains is on the environment and the creatures for whom it is home. Each suite overlooks the floodplain and with mesh walls on three sides you can hear, see and almost touch the wildlife and wilderness around you, waking to the call of the magpie geese as the orange light of dawn spreads across the floodplains.
    On safari, you will be watered and fed with delicious bush-tucker canapés. Back at the lodge, dining takes place in the main pavilion, where you can help yourself to the open bar with wines, beer and spirits. Native ingredients including bush spices and plants feature in many of the dishes – you can expect outback cuisine with a sophisticated edge.
    Guests come to Bamurru to experience our beautiful wilderness region and its prolific wildlife and birdlife, and we wish for it to remain as is for generations to come. The coastal floodplains and wetlands of the Top End are sensitive habitats and the camp’s presence in their midst must by necessity be low impact and in tune with the surrounding environment. 
    We make a donation to Australia’s leading non-government conservation organisation, the Australian Wildlife Conservancy, for every guest that we bring into camp.
    We are proud supporters of the Australian Wildlife Conservancy and will talk about the great work that they do as part of our guided activities. 
    By virtue of our size (just ten free standing safari bungalows) our impact on the environment is minimal. It was built with a minimal impact on the environment, i.e. the rooms and lodge were constructed amongst the fringing bush on the edge of the floodplains, using the pandanus palms and woodland for natural cover.
    - The bulk (approx. 75%) of the camp’s power is generated by the sun through an array of 240 solar panels. This not only ensures a predominately clean source of energy but also allows guests to hear the sounds of the bush at night without the noise of a diesel generator in the background.
    - Our hot water is solar generated.
    - Rooms are not equipped with hairdryers (though one is available on request).
    - Three rooms have air conditioning (for the tropical wet season months) and this is only provided with a surcharge to cover the additional fuel burn required to support it.
    - All rooms are equipped with overhead fans and mesh screen walls which allows the coastal breezes to naturally cool the interiors. Rooms expose guests to the sights and sounds of the surrounding bush with floor to ceiling mesh screens on three sides. 
    - All linen, supplied by EcoDownUnder, is organic cotton and has no chemicals in it.
    - All our laundry detergents are also eco-certified.
    - Sheets are a sand colour and are not bleached to maintain pure whiteness. Their composition means that we are able to hang dry them straight – no ironing required!
    - Soaps for guests are produced locally and are chemical free, incorporating native herbs.
    - Guest torches do not have batteries and are recharged with a simple winding lever. 
    - Chemical containers are all reused.
    - Bottles are recycled. 
    Our drinking water is filtered from bore water and for activities during the day or in camp, reusable water bottles are provided. We do not buy plastic mineral water bottles.
    Wherever possible we have used product that is local to the Top End of Australia in construction and in what is available for guests to purchase in the boutique.
    Our prime motivation for what we do is to open the minds of guests who come to stay with us through the activities our guides conduct in the environment.
    This comes through the interpretation of the environment, the birdlife, the mammal and reptile life. It also comes through active debate of topical issues in the environment e.g. the role of fire, usage of water, introduced species and their impact on the native flora and fauna and the day to day operation of the camp as an environmentally sensitive facility. 
    With a ratio of one guide to every six guests, we engender an environment where everyone can be involved in an interactive wilderness experience, rather than being part of a ‘talking heads’ show.
    Facilities property


      Activities nearby
      National parks
      Sailing and boating
      Wildlife watching
      Secret tip
      The wildlife on show at Bamurru Plains is some of the most impressive in Australia. Our guides will reveal it to you on fascinating excursions across the property.
      Bamurru has over 300 square kilometres of private concession to be explored by just a few lucky guests. So large is the property that there are four distinct habitats – floodplains and wetlands full of magpie geese and big crocs; stunning melaleuca forests, savannah woodlands where you might bump into brumbies, buffalo, dingos and wallabies; and finally a riverine environment where the silver flashes of fish or sunbathing crocs will catch your eye as you cruise slowly by.
      Our expert field guides are the key to unlocking Bamurru’s wild secrets when you explore the property via airboat, open top safari drive, walks, quad bikes and more. 

      Property rules

      Booking rules
      • Check-in
        14:00 - 17:00
      • Check-out
        11:00 - 12:00
      • Arrival allowed on
        Monday to Sunday
      • Departure allowed on
        Monday to Sunday


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