Bamurru Plains - At a Glance
**As COVID-19 impacts our world in rapid and unforgiving ways, we all face new challenges and need to think laterally. In order to weather the accumulating storm and emerge to reopen and reconnect you with the Top End landscape, Wild Bush Luxury have taken the difficult decision to temporarily close their safari lodge at Bamurru Plains for the remainder of the 2020 season.
Typical of Top End seasonality, Bamurru Plains usually runs between March and October annually. This will not be the case for 2020. They will resume operations on 01 March 2021 when the Magpie Geese are preparing to nest and barramundi are on the bite and will continue to share Wild Bush Luxury experiences through until 31 October 2021.
“If any good is to come from this crisis, hopefully a greater understanding emerges of how we conduct our lives sustainably and an appreciation of the natural world on which our livelihoods ultimately depend.” Charles Carlow, Founder
Bamurru Plains is an extraordinary bush experience on the edge of Kakadu National Park in Australia’s Northern Territory. The Top End of the Northern Territory experiences some of the greatest climatic extremes (wet and dry particularly) of any region of Australia. The coastal floodplains of northern Australia are home to prolific bird and wildlife (Australia's answer to the Okavango Delta) whilst Kakadu and Arnhem Land are the heartland of the country’s aboriginal culture.
This ecologically sensitive luxury camp focuses on environmental sustainability and key luxury standards offering the highest levels of comfort.
“We’re acutely aware of the sensitivity of the wetlands and coastal habitats, so the lodge’s presence in their midst, by necessity, must be low impact and in tune with the surrounding environment,” says Charlie Carlow.”
The ten room camp safari lodge exudes ‘Wild Bush Luxury’ ensuring that guests are introduced to the sights and sounds of this spectacular environment in style and exclusivity. Each suite blends seamlessly with the surrounding bush, with a focus on the key luxury comforts, a supremely comfortable bed, innovative Australian cuisine and premium wines (no TVs, minibars or telephones to distract from the wildlife outside). It is the soft touches that surprise in this remote bush location and the understated luxury is very much in tune with the environment.
As a business whose destiny is inextricably linked with the environment, the team at Bamurru are always working to the parameters that mother nature provides in the Top End, where so many seasons come in the space of a year.
Bamurru’s team of passionate field guides offer a variety of activities from the lodge, including cruises on the Sampan River to spot crocodiles, fishing trips, four-wheel drive safaris, scenic helicopter flights over the floodplains and coastline, and tours to the rock art galleries of Arnhem Land.
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 and buffalo on the floodplain, while Blue-winged Kookaburras, parrots, cockatoos and Agile Wallabies inhabit the fringing woodlands.
In the evening, you'll sit back with a sundowner drink and canapés and enjoy the soft ‘Wild Bush Luxury’ touches that are the Bamurru trademark. There is also an open bar, a small swimming pool and nature reference library. Bamurru Plains, its facilities and 300 km² of country are exclusively for the use of its guests - a quiet, privileged outback experience.
"A place so remote stars are the only illumination and the beast-to-human ratio is 1000:1 might seem unimaginable — but it’s real. And it’s right here in Australia" Eliza O’Hare Harpers Bazaar
“An utterly remote, stunningly crafted wilderness lodge, Bamurru is... African-style bush luxury. Built on stilts over the wetlands, Bamurru is state-of-the-art rustic with staff who can morph from Jeeves into Crocodile Dundee.“ Tatler