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Top End Wilderness Photo Safari
A Luxury Photographic Retreat with Richard I’Anson May 2 – 6, 2013 $4,799 per person, based on twin-share Single Supplement $995 Join a photographic exploration of the wilderness, wildlife and ancient landscape of Australia’s Top End! Join Richard I’Anson – author of the best-selling Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Photography and founder of Lonely Planet Images, on a fully supported photography tour of Australia’s Top End. Richard will provide direction and assistance to photographers in the field on this shared creative experience. The team at Bamurru Plains will bring ‘Wild Bush Luxury’ touches to the experience with exceptional food, supremely comfortable accommodation and classic station hospitality. Photographers will have access to an amazing array of bird and wildlife on this floodplain property and encounter some spectacular wilderness landscapes in Arnhem Land and Bamurru Plains. Summary Itinerary Day 1, Thursday, May 2, – Darwin to Bamurru Plains Please make your way to the AV8 Aviation office at 12:30pm for check in procedures. Depart by air from Darwin at 1:00pm for the 25 minute flight to Bamurru Plains. On arrival you will be met and transferred to the lodge for check in. An introductory tutorial and late afternoon photography session around the lodge before returning for a group welcome dinner and overnight. Please refer to our ‘access’ section of this itinerary for location details for AV8 Aviation office and other important information regarding the air transfer. (D) Day 2, Friday, May 3, 2013 – Bamurru Plains ‘In the midst of the savannah bush on the edge of the Mary River floodplains, Australia’s answer to the Okavango delta, Bamurru Plains’ is the setting for a wilderness experience like no other. The floodplains and savannah woodland offer one of Australia’s richest wildlife experiences: tens of thousands of Magpie Geese mingle with Whistling Kites, egrets, herons, crocodile and buffalo on the floodplain, while Blue-winged Kookaburras, parrots, cockatoos and Agile Wallabies inhabit the fringing woodlands. There are amazing photographic opportunities of the incredible floodplain landscape and wildlife of the region with access to some of the secret spots on the station and a chance to take in the sights and sounds of the bush. (BLD) Day 3, Saturday, May 4, 2013 – Arnhem Land Enjoy a full day private group trip to Arnhem Land. Arnhem Land has been occupied by indigenous people for tens of thousands of years and is the largest Aboriginal Reserve in Australia – best known for its isolation, the art of its people and the strong continuing traditions of its Indigenous inhabitants. Return to Bamurru Plains to overnight. (BLD) Day 4, Sunday, May 5, 2013 – Bamurru Plains Enjoy a morning and afternoon photography session. (BLD) Day 5, Monday, May 6, 2013 – Bamurru Plains to Darwin The morning is at leisure. Enjoy breakfast at the lodge before we transfer you to the airstrip for your onward flight to Darwin departing at 11:00am. (B) Photographer Profile Richard I’Anson is a freelance travel photographer who has had the privilege of travelling the world over the past 30 years amassing a substantial and compelling selection of images of people and places in more than 85 countries and on all seven continents, building a career based on his two passions: travel and photography. His images are published worldwide in books, magazines, newspapers, brochures, calendars, posters, cards and websites. They have been reproduced from the size of a stamp (litterally) to the size of a tarpaulin protecting the contents of a 53-foot truck trailer. Richard has published ten books including four editions of the best selling Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Photography and the large format pictorials Australia: 42 Great landscape experiences, Nepal and India: essential encounters. He has won a few awards over the years and is proud of gaining a Master of Photography with one gold bar from the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) and being judged Australia’s top travel photographer by leading commercial clients and industry experts in 2007 Capture Magazine Australia’s Top Photographers Awards. When Richard is not travelling he works from home in Sydney. ARNHEMLAND NT Davidson’s Arnhemland Safaris at Mt Borradaile is a registered aboriginal sacred site in a remote 700 sq-km, exclusively leased area nestled against the Arnhemland escarpment. This is a landscape of rugged ranges fringed by idyllic billabongs, flood plains, paper bark swamps and monsoonal rainforests, an amazingly beautiful wilderness. Valleys, overhangs and caves have been occupied for over 50,000 years and offer magnificent galleries of rock art as well as occupation and burial sites. Visitors of all ages have the opportunity to access this very special, protected and highly restricted region via the honorary custodian status conferred on Max Davidson and his staff by the traditional landowners which is part of what makes the experience so special. One of the unique qualities of Mt Borradaile is that all the activities listed below are within 30 minutes travel time from the base camp , these include- – 4wd adventures – Billabong Cruises – Visiting rock art galleries – Barramundi fishing – Bird watching – Bush tucker and medicine – Exploring catacombs – Wildlife spotting – Investigating paper bark swamps and rainforests – Viewing exotic flora – Swimming – Boating through our creek systems (seasonal) Due to the sacred and sensitive nature of the area, all tours and activities are fully guided and conducted in small groups. We at Davidson’s are committed to ensuring that all guests have a truly memorable experience