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Exploring Australia's Top End with Sab Lord of Lords Kakadu & Arnhemland Safaris

In the realm of wildlife guiding, few names resonate as deeply as Sab Lord of Lords Kakadu & Arnhemland Safaris. With over three decades of experience under his belt, Sab stands as an experienced and highly respected figure, intimately connected to the heart of Australia's natural beauty.

As the 2024 season kicks off, marking his 32nd year of operation, we sat down with Sab to delve into the secrets of his longevity and the motivations that drive him to share the wonders of Kakadu and Arnhem Land with travelers from across the globe.

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For Sab, the joy of being a wildlife guide stems from the opportunity to share. "The thing that I enjoy the most is sharing my understanding of the ecosystems and wildlife, through the eyes of Aboriginal people," Sab remarks. Growing up amidst the rugged landscapes of Kakadu, Sab witnessed firsthand the evolution of the land, from buffalo and cattle stations to the vast wilderness of a National Park. It's this deep-rooted connection to the land that fuels his passion for showcasing these regions to visitors.

Reflecting on his relationship with the indigenous people of Arnhem Land, Sab recalls the invaluable lessons he gleaned from his upbringing. "My father arrived in Kakadu in 1959... they were very good to me and taught me what life was all about," he shares. This bond, forged by tradition and shared experience, forms the bedrock of Sab's ethos as a guide.

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When asked about his favorite place to visit, Sab's answer is resolute: Arnhem Land. This remote expanse captivates its spirit, offering a glimpse into a world untouched by time. "Taking guests in there is an important component of the trips because they get an appreciation of how special and lucky we are," Sab explains. It's this reverence for the land and its custodians that make each and every excursion with Sab at the helm a special one.

In considering the best time to visit, Sab advises aiming for the dry season, from May to October. During this window, the landscape bursts into life, offering a canvas of vibrant hues and teeming wildlife.

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As he looks toward the future, Sab's eyes alight with anticipation. "The most exciting thing for me at the moment is the association with Australian Wildlife Journeys," he declares. Through collective action and shared purpose, Sab envisions a brighter future—one where the legacy of stewardship endures for generations to come.

In the world of wildlife guiding, Sab Lord stands as a beacon of passion and purpose. With each step, he invites us to journey deeper into the heart of Australia, forging connections that transcend borders and boundaries. Sab's legacy shines bright, a testament to the enduring resilience of humanity in harmony with nature.

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