Set amidst the savannah woodland, grassland and freshwater wetland of the Atherton Tablelands, Jabiru Safari Lodge offers safari-style accommodation and the exceptional beauty of the Mareeba Wetlands
Accommodation is in three African-style deluxe tented safari cabins with en suite bathroom. These are well-appointed with comfortable queen-size beds and one single bed with all linen and toiletries; there is 240 volt power, a fridge, and tea and coffee-making facilities. The cabins are spacious and light with a shaded private timber deck with a BBQ, table and comfortable chairs – perfect for birdwatching, reading and enjoying the sights, sounds and scents of the Australian tropical savannah.
Another two spacious and light tented eco-cabins are furnished with comfortable double and single beds and have an en suite bathroom. Natural materials such as timber floors complement the warm tones of the furniture. None of the cabins have telephones or televisions.
An all-inclusive tariff covers accommodation, all meals, one wildlife safari each day, canoeing on Clancy’s Lagoon, self-guided walks and membership of the Wildlife Conservancy of Tropical Queensland. A minimum two night stay is recommended to allow sufficient time to experience both morning and sunset wildlife safaris, and the full range of activities. Alternatively, accommodation is available on a bed and breakfast basis.
All activities in the reserve are operated in a unique partnership with the Wildlife Conservancy. Here you can enjoy game drives in the lodge’s custom-designed, open safari vehicle with an expert naturalist guide –kangaroos, wallabies, wallaroos, emus and wild pigs are regularly sighted. Another highlight is watching the prolific birdlife of Pandanus Lagoon from a hide – the reserve’s 222 species include jabirus, jacanas, black swans, pelicans, magpie geese, egrets, ibis, cormorants and darters, and – in season - the evening roost of several hundred brolgas and sarus cranes. You can canoe, bushwalk or go birding at your own pace or with a guide. After stargazing in the magnificent southern sky you fall asleep to the distinctive call of the curlew, then wake to a dawn chorus alive with the sounds of the blue-winged kookaburra and brolga.
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