Sacred Earth Safaris offer 2 types of touring : Scheduled and private tours. Scheduled tours have set departure dates, a set itinerary and you book a seat on the tour. Private tours are individually designed to suit your group, can depart on any date (subject to availability) and you book the whole vehicle for yourself- whatever your group size.
Sacred Earth Safaris operate
small group scheduled and private 4WD tours to Kakadu & the Top End and through the Kimberley region, in the winter months of May- Oct. We also have a base in Adelaide and operate small group scheduled and private 4WD tours throughout South Australia including Kangaroo Island, the Flinders Ranges, the Fleurieu Peninsula, across the Nullarbor and through Outback South Australia. Our private tours to Tasmania also run through the summer months.
Maximum group size is 10 passengers for scheduled South Australia tours and maximum 15 passengers for scheduled Kimberley tours. For private tours we can cater for micro groups and families in our luxury Range Rover Vogue 4WD (maximum 4 adults and 2 children), small groups in our OKA (maximum 9 passengers) and medium sized groups in our 26 passenger seat Tatra 4WD coach.
Top End Tour accommodation
If you charter us to take your family or
group through Kakadu and the Top End, we can offer accommodation,
permanent safari camps or a combination of both. Accommodation in the Top End includes motels, cabins, Luxury Wilderness Lodges, Cattle Station stays and B & B’s and we can design your itinerary to suit your budget and preferences.
Kimberley Tour accommodation
We offer a scheduled 9 day, fully accommodated Kimberley tour, staying in station accommodation as well as fixed safari tents.
If you charter us to take your family or
group through the Kimberley, we can offer accommodation, permanent safari camps
or a combination of both. Accommodation in the Kimberley ranges from wilderness resorts and lodges, to motels and Cattle Station stays, where you get to experience the warm hospitality of the Kimberley locals. We’ll design your itinerary to suit your budget and preferences.
South Australia Tour accommodation
Our South Australian scheduled tours are fully accommodated in motels, hotels, station stays, wilderness resorts and Outback pub hotels.
If you charter us to take you touring through South Australia, we can offer a range of accommodation options from farm stays, B & B's, permanent safari camps, modern holiday homes, cabins, wilderness lodges, vineyards, hotels and on Kangaroo Island we can also offer Heritage Lighthouse accommodation.
Accommodation in Outback South Australia includes motels, Outback Pubs (eg. Birdsville Hotel), underground accommodation (Coober Pedy) and station stays.
We’ll design your itinerary to suit your budget and preferences.
Itineraries and activities
itineraries cater for all ages and levels of fitness and can include
as much or as little activity as you’d like!
Most walks and activities require only an average level of fitness (being able to climb a few stairs and walk over uneven terrain) and there are often shorter or longer walks available. Everything is conducted at an easy pace and while walking, we often stop to look at flora, fauna, rock art and bushtuckers en-route. It’s up to you how much or how little you want to do- it’s your holiday, after all !
While we don’t want to be nosy,
letting us know if you have any special needs or requirements will
help us make sure you get the most from your trip and that we don’t
take you somewhere unsuitable.
Our scheduled tours include a range of activities and for private touring we can include all kinds of activities to suit your family or group, such as wildlife cruises and experiences, helicopter flights, fishing, canoeing and cultural experiences. Special interests can also be catered for, such as photography, Aboriginal rock art enthusiasts and bird watching.
Vehicles and equipment
We use only the best equipment
available and have fully equipped, air-conditioned 4WD'S : A 6 passenger seat Range Rover Vogue, a 9 passenger seat OKA 4WD expedition vehicle and a 26 passenger seat Tatra 4WD Coach, for comfortable travelling in the Outback. Behind the Range Rover, we tow a heavy duty off-road trailer carrying our food, equipment and your luggage. Our vehicles and trailers are serviced regularly and are well maintained
to ensure their safety and reliability. Our tour vehicles also carry recovery gear, comprehensive first aid kits and guides have a satellite phone in case of emergency. Our OKA also carries a defibrillator.
Every piece of
equipment used on tour has been selected
by us to make life easier and to make your tour as comfortable as
Our Kimberley tours are conducted in our Tatra 4WD coach. With coach seats, air-conditioning, tinted windows, travel in comfort in the harsh Outback conditions.
Scheduled tours carry a maximum of 15 passengers but for private tours we can carrygroups up to 26 passengers.
Our OKA 4WD tour bus is a purpose- built off-road expedition vehicle. It's Australian made, built in WA, purposely for dirt road travel and Australian Outback conditions. As a smaller 4WD bus, the passengers and driver guided are seated altogether in the same part of the vehicle, for ease of communication.
Our Tatra 4WD coach and OKA 4WD tour bus are available for hire Australia-wide, for private touring, with driver included.
OKA features include :
Reclining coach seats
UHF radio and state of the art satellite navigation system
Full recovery gear
Comprehensive first aid kit and defibrillator
Automatic retractable step and handrail for ease of entry and exit
Heavy duty suspension for a comfortable ride
Rear boot for day packs
leader has a senior first aid certificate, and safety equipment
is always carried on board including a first aid kit, defibrillator (OKA only) and satellite
our office is always the first point of contact and is available
24 hours, 7 days a week,
we are happy to give you the satellite number to pass on
to family for an emergency contact, and recommend that you also
give us the details of a person to contact should the need arise.
Most meals are included on our tours (depending on where we're staying), as well as some light snacks,
including fruit. Iced water is always available in your tour vehicle. We're happy to cater for vegetarians and passengers with medically diagnosed conditions such as celiacs disease, lactose intolerance and allergies. We are unable to cater for lifestyle choices. You need to let us know your dietary requirements when you book.
Alcohol is available at most places we stay at but not everywhere (you will be advised on your packing list). If you would like to bring your own, we’re happy to keep it chilled for
you. We recommend purchasing alcohol before the start of your tour
as it’s unavailable for take away in most places we visit. We only accept canned beer and casked wine due to the risk of breakage on the dirt roads and if you’d like to bring spirits, please transfer these into plastic bottles.
do I need to bring?
For all tours you will need to bring your personal items, swimwear, a
towel, toiletries, camera (with charger and spare or rechargeable batteries for longer tours), medication, sunglasses, wide brimmed
hat, sunscreen, walking boots and / or sandals,
water bottle (at least 1 L per person) and a small torch. Some people like to bring hiking poles too, to aid with walking over uneven terrain.
Most accommodation properties we stay at have bars to purchase alcohol but for nights there is no bar available, we'd recommend purchasing alcohol before you begin your tour. Buying alcohol en-route can be expensive with limited availability.
Other items may
be required, depending on your destination and the time of year.
For every tour we provide a packing list and copy
of your itinerary, which will be sent
to you upon receipt of your deposit.
Luggage is limited to a day pack per person
and 10kg pp for tours of 6 days and under and 15kg pp
for tours of 7 days and over, depending on your tour type and group size. You will be advised on your packing list. Soft bags and soft suitcases are preferable to hard suitcases as they travel better on dirt roads and are easier to pack and load.
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