Sal Salis 4D/3N
Where the outback meets the reef… an exclusive beach safari camp nestled in the dunes of the Cape Range National Park near Exmouth in Western Australia.
Each of the fifteen eco-luxe wilderness tents offers views of the surrounding bush and over the Indian Ocean and the fringing Ningaloo Reef.
Explore ancient Gorges on guided walks and swim with majestic whale sharks if you dare.
- Don a snorkel and mask and go and swim with the whale sharks and humpback whales on Nigaloo Reef
- Relax on the beach and swim in the warm Indian Ocean
- Take a walk through the Cape Range National Park and spot the local fauna and flora
Max group size:
- - Return transfers from Learmonth airport or Yardie airstrip
- - 3 nights Luxury accommodation
- - Gourmet meals daily & alcoholic beverages from a select open bar
- - National Park fees
- - Use of kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and all snorkel gear including wet suits
- - Guided Gorge Walks - Mandu Mandu Gorge or Yardie Creek Gorge
- - Live Ninagaloo Whale Shark Swim (March - July)
- - Ningaloo Megafauna Tour (Aug - Oct)
Departures:Departs Daily, mid March-mid November
Get picked up from either Learmonth airport or Yardie Airstrip to be transported to Sal Salis.
Mandu Mandu Gorge is located 2km behind camp and is a step back in geological history with fossil bearing limestone formations and spectacular views back to the coast and over the Ningaloo Reef.
The history of 30,000 years of human habitation in this area is slowly unfolding from studies of artefacts, middens and rock shelters found among the Acacia trees, spinifex, kurrajong and rock fig.
Records have been found of two, possibly three Aboriginal groups occupying the Ningaloo Coast, with the Jinigudira people thought to have inhabited the areas along and adjacent to the northern end of Cape. Evidence of the historical Aboriginal occupation is found throughout the Cape Range, with over 100 sites being identified and the Baiyungu people still have a strong presence in the area today.
Walking through the gorge provides an to spot the black-footed rock wallaby – these timid creatures tend to seek shelter on ledges along the gorge walls resting during daylight hours and coming out to feed later, in the cool of the night.
Depending on season swim with the World’s Largest Fish, the Whale Shark.
Each year between mid-March and July these slow-moving, gentle, filter-feeding giants migrate past Ningaloo Reef. The world’s biggest fish can grow to lengths of 12 metres or more and has a healthy appetite in order to sustain its immense size. Fortunately for most sea-dwellers (and for us) they feed primarily on plankton and krill, taking in huge gulps of water and filtering out their microscopic meal.
Your whale shark experience begins with us transferring you to Tantabiddi Boat Ramp (about 25 minutes’ drive) where you will meet your experienced skipper and crew for the day.
Morning tea is usually served as you motor out into the Indian Ocean to begin the search for the whale sharks, this is aided by a spotter aircraft that relays sightings to our skipper. The crew will help you get kitted out in wetsuits and snorkel gear; they will also provide a thorough briefing.
During the course of the day your crew will keep an eye out for turtles, dolphins, dugongs, rays and sea birds and there is usually time for a snorkel at the back of the Reef.
A delicious lunch featuring fresh Western Australian produce is provided.
After enjoying a final breakfast at the property hop on your transfer to take you to either Learmonth airport or Yardie airstrip.