Embark on a journey that is one of the most remote, wild and exclusive on the planet! Discover Ningaloo Reef, take an air safari into the rugged Kimberley Coast and end your journey on the Mary River Floodplains ... this is a once in a lifetime journey!
Day 1.Start this exclusive and completely off-the-beaten-track journey by exploring one of Australia's best kept secrets, the Ningaloo Reef. Sal Salis is the only "camp" in the Cape Range National Park that is right on the water's edge and from your extremely comfortable African Safari tent you are just metres away from the colourful and fascinating underwaterworld.
Flight from Perth to Exmouth, where you will be greeted by your driver who will take you to Sal Salis. You will be staying in a comfortable safari tent right on the beach for three nights.
Day 2.Wake up to a stunning sunrise and head to breakfast. You might want to do the Mandu Gorge walk by yourself or with one of the guides, or put on your mask and fins and explore the Ningaloo Reef. Lunch and dinner will be served at the camp.
Day 3.Again, the day is yours. You can decide to go sea kayaking, in the right season you can go on a whaleshark excursion, walk to Yardie Creek or learn about the Aboriginal history. Snorkelling the Ningaloo Reef will be included at some stage of your day, as it's just a few steps away from your tent!
Day 4.From Sal Salis, on the westcoast, you travel to Broome where you'll spend two nights in the relaxed atmosphere of Pinctada Cable Beach
Day 6.Head off to one of the most remote parts of the Kimberley; Kimberley Coastal Camp - a simple-yet-stylish camp, located near the Mitchell Plateau. All the ingredients for a perfect wilderness holiday are here - a pristine environment, deserted beaches, wildlife and birds, marine adventure, delicious fresh food, a cooling pool and magnificent scenery.
You will fly from Broome to Kununurra, where you will embark a fixed wing charter to the Mitchell Plateau. From the Mitchell Plateau, it's just a 15 minute helicopter flight to the camp.
Day 7.Enjoy an easy morning, have breakfast at leisure and tell the crew what you would like to do today. Fishing, cruising or just spending some time at leisure seeing the dophins feeding in close to the shore...
Day 8.Another day in paradise. Feast on delicious meals, enjoy the unspoiled Kimberley Coast that you will have all to yourself and spot some whales.
Day 9.From the magical and remote Kimberley coast you travel to the interior to spend a few nights at El Questro Wilderness Park, the perfect base from which to explore the fascinating gorges and amazing flora & fauna. You will return to your luxurious suite at The Homestead each night, where the chef treats you to sumptuous meals on dramatic dining locations.
Day 10.Have a chat with one of the guides and let them design your "daily schedule" for you. Gorge walks or sunset cruises, there is a myriad of activities available just for you.
Day 12.Your journey through this wildly natural part of Australia culminates at Bamurru Plains, a safari-camp situated right on the edge of the Mary River Floodplains. Wake up to the sound of wallabies bounding by, and the splash of buffalo making their way to the water, step aboard one of the airboats to experience the floodplains at their best and linger alongside the refreshing swimming pool on lazy afternoons while you are being served a delicious lunch accompanied by a glass of fine Australian wine.
Day 13.You will start your day with an air boating tour on the Mary River Floodplains, after which lunch will be served alongside the pool. Spend the afternoon at leisure and embark on an afternoon game drive before a sumptuous dinner will be served.
Airport: Perth (PER) and Darwin (DRW).
Duration: 13 nights.
Combine with: Our other hotels or extra nights.
Eco Credentials at Sal Salis
Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef is located within the Cape Range National Park and on the shores of one of the world's greatest fringing coral reefs. Guests come to Sal Salis to experience the pristine natural environment, the prolific marine life of Ningaloo Reef and the amazing diversity of fauna and flora.
Sal Salis is a model ecotourism development camp operated under The Department of Parks and Wildlife and by virtue of the small size (9 Wilderness Tents) the impact on the environment is minimal. The following facts will give you an understanding of our commitment to maintain and protect this environment for the benefit of future generations.
Construction of the Camp
The camp was built with a minimal impact on the environment i.e. the rooms and the main lodge facility are constructed above ground level to protect the fauna and flora. Boardwalks also prevent unnecessary soil erosion and all guests are reminded to keep to the designated foot-paths while walking around the camp. The colour of the tents and the lodge ensures that the camp blends in naturally with the surrounding landscape.
100% of the camp's power is generated by the sun through an array of solar panels to ensure a predominantly clean source of energy and preserve the peace and quiet of this pristine area. There is no internet connection or signal at Sal Salis so computers and mobile phones are not a distraction to guests. There is however a 220 volt power point available for guests to charge their camera batteries in the main lodge area.
Hot water is heated by gas, and the tents are not equipped with air-conditioning or hairdryers! All the tents face the ocean which allows the coastal breeze to naturally cool the interior and at the same time expose guests to the sights and sounds of the surrounding bush and ocean. Each en-suite bathroom has a Nature Loo (these very effective composting toilets are transported off-site to be cleaned) and the grey water from the showers and hand basins is carefully managed to ensure only filtered water is dispensed back into the ground.
All the linen is supplied by EcoDownUnder which is organic cotton and chemical free. All laundry is transported back to Exmouth for processing and the laundry detergents used are all eco-certified. Our 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 and eliminate the need for ironing.
Soaps for guests are produced locally, are chemical free and incorporate native herbs. We supply ecologically sound shampoos and conditioners for guests staying at Sal Salis and we urge guests to refrain from using non-eco bathroom products during their stay. Individual solar lanterns provide a safe lighting feature along the pathways to guide guests back to their tents at night.
There are no fresh water mains within the Cape Range National Park and all water provided at camp is brought in manually via 20 litre water containers from Exmouth - so the water supply at Sal Salis is most certainly a precious commodity. Guests are allocated 20 litres of water per person per day for showering and washing purposes. Water for the showers is solar heated and for most of the year guests can enjoy a warm shower in the late afternoon. A thermos of hot water is also provided daily in the bathrooms for the guest's convenience of washing and shaving.
Filtered drinking water is provided at camp and guests are encouraged to refill their personal drinking containers. As part of our commitment to the environment we are trying to find acceptable alternatives to the plastic drinking bottles which litter our shores and we ask our guests to participate in this awareness campaign.
Recycling and Waste
All the waste generated by the camp is carefully transported back to the Exmouth waste depot. Where possible chemical containers are all reused. Used bottles and cans are separated at camp and returned to the Exmouth recycle depot.
Wherever possible we make use of products that are local to the Exmouth Region and Western Australia.
Our prime motivation for what we do at Sal Salis is to open the minds of our guests to environment of Ningaloo Reef and the Cape Range National Park, and share the importance of our coexistence with nature in this fragile eco system. It is a great opportunity for our guides to share their knowledge of the regions fauna and flora through the various wilderness activities.
We are always willing to debate the topical issues of climate change and the impact it has on the surrounding environment as well as our contribution to show the world that carbon neutral luxury camps are the way of the future in sensitive locations throughout Australia.
Department of Parks and Wildlife
Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef operates under a license agreement with the Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW) in Western Australia, in what is a role model partnership between National Parks and private sector tourism with the ultimate aim of conserving the region's natural environment through educational and environmentally sound tourism operations. In addition to the park entrance fees, 5% of the business's turnover goes to DPaW and their conservation work across Western Australia.
Wild Bush Luxury makes a donation for every guest per night staying at Sal Salis Camp to Australia's leading non-government conservation organisation, the Australian Wildlife Conservancy. We are proud and privileged to operate within the National Park and support the AWC, if you would like to learn more about their work across Australia you can subscribe to their bulletin by clicking here
Kimberley Coastal Camp - is Eco Friendly
From natural Australian made toiletries to solar power, and everything in between, our approach to protecting this unique part of the world is evident in everything we do.
Kimberley Coastal Camp took home awards at the 2012 North West Tourism Awards in the categories of Eco Tourism and Cultural Tourism.
El Questro Wilderness Park & Homestead is certified with Eco tourism Australia, this certification means that the lodge is;
Tourism in natural areas focusing on optimal resources use, conservation practices and helps localcommunities.
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