The ancient, aboriginal reaches of Arnhem Land are some of the most sacred and spiritually powerful places in the world, and Davidson’s Arnhemland Safaris is their exclusive viewing platform. An award-winning eco resort lodge at Mt. Borradaile, Davidson’s creates a luxury Australian outback experience unlike any other—full of spontaneous encounters with the region’s dazzling wildlife, landscapes, and rock art galleries documenting 50,000 years of cultural evolution among the region’s original custodians, the Aboriginal Australians.

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Featuring 20 private and peaceful freestanding cabins, Davidson’s Arnhemland Safaris lodge was recently revamped to meld into the surrounding bush and create the feeling of being in the middle of nowhere. Each cabin has its own unique setting, en-suite bathrooms, 24-hour solar energy, comfortable beds, and private verandah to take in the fresh air, vista views, and morning birdcalls. The 10 deluxe cabins provide a few more luxuries—such as tea and coffee facilities, additional square footage, and complimentary wireless Internet access—for explorers looking for a bit more spoiling at the end of the day.

Davidson’s central communal area is the social hub of the safari lodge. Despite its isolated location, the lodge is committed to relaxing and luxurious moments with nature, whether it’s a cool beer enjoyed poolside after an exhilarating day, dining on delectably fine food and wine with new friends, or listening to the gentle calls of the cockatoo and dingo while exchanging tales of adventure in the lounge.

Max Davidson, a larger-than-life naturalist and honorary custodian of this protected region, founded Davidson’s Arhnhemland Safaris in 1986. Since day one, Max has adopted a genuine eco tourism model dedicated to preserving Mt. Borradaile’s culturally significant landscape for both its indigenous owners and future generations of visitors. Now, select guests of all ages can experience this highly restricted and ecologically diverse part of Australia, ranked as one of the top five natural, cultural sites in the world by the World Wilderness. The title is well deserved, given the area’s living, breathing classroom of billabongs, wetlands, wildlife, and ancient escarpments. There are no itineraries or schedules to adhere to at Davidson’s, just unplanned expertly-guided excursions through the rainforests of paper bark trees, lily covered waterways, and eucalyptus woodlands to discover its hidden natural wonders and rich cultural heritage. While barramundi fishing, bird watching, and wetland wildlife are spectacular, the true marvels of Mt. Borradaile are the world-class galleries of rock art, where a 50,000-year history of aboriginal life unfolds with every technique and style. Uncover the stories of these people within their ancient catacombs, burial sites, and ceremonial stones nearby, and conclude each day with a sunset billabong cruise, an enchanted spiritual wonderment alive in the landscape.

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