Maningrida Safaris is a wholly indigenous owned and operated tourism enterprise. It has been established by the local resource centre, the Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation, a stable and successful Aboriginal corporation primarily to provide employment opportunities for its members. The members of the corporation are all local traditional people who reside in the remote Arnhem Land community of Maningrida or at one of the 32 outstations in the region.
The ecosystems of the region are traditionally managed resulting in a living landscape, which has high conservation values and strong traditional and cultural values. This venture is also aimed at providing economic return on the well managed natural ecosystem. The region has been set aside as Aboriginal land since 1925 and no European type land uses have ever taken place here. Therefore, the culture and the intricately related ecosystems have remained strong and healthy. We have a small camp to minimize tourist numbers and maximise each guests experience.
Maningrida Safaris Aboriginal Culture and Eco Tour
Maningrida Safaris offers a unique insight into living traditional culture in modern Australia. As their guest, you will experience traditional Aboriginal knowledge in action as local traditional people guide you through a range of environments and teach you about how people survived in this region as hunter gatherers until the mid twentieth century. Your tour departs from Darwin International Airport, from where you will travel for 1 hour with Air North in a 19 to 30 seater aircraft to Maningrida airport, where you will be met by your guide. All ground travel is in comfortable air conditioned four wheel drive vehicles with all forward facing seats. On the first afternoon you will visit the Maningrida Djomi Museum for an introduction into the history and development of the region. Then sunset over the floodplains at the nearby Djinkarr Safari Camp. The camp is of the highest quality with luxury private tents with queen size beds, ensuites with hot and cold running water and 24 hour power. They also endeavour to provide guests with a dining experience based on local tropical fare.
The next two days are spent visiting various clan estates with traditional owners seeing and experiencing a variety of country ranging from rocky uplands through woodland and floodplains, and onto beaches and mangroves. They envisage guests leave with a solid understanding of the local indigenous culture and an insight into how it relates to modern Australian culture. The highlights of the tour are many and varied. The people, the culture, the country, the wildlife, the experience, and the uniqueness. Their aim is to provide an experience that will be remembered for a lifetime.
- Off Road Driving
- Bird Watching
- National Park
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