Located on the floodplains of the Mary River just west of Kakadu National Park, Bamurru Plains is like an African safari lodge dropped into Australia’s rugged Top End. Ten safari suites nestle in the savannah bush, raised up on timber platforms to ensure excellent views. Daily game drives introduce guests to the abundant plants and animals, from dingos and wild pigs to buffalo and wallabies. Depending on the season and the floodplain’s water level, guests explore with a ranger via game vehicle, air boat or river cruise. Additionally, guests can fish, birdwatch, see the nearby rock art at Arnhemland or visit Kakadu National Park. All meals are included and the gorgeous accommodations do justify the phrase “wild bush luxury,” but be warned: there are no televisions, telephones, cd players or other modern distractions in the guest suites, the better to focus on the blissfully wild and wonderful surroundings of Bamurru Plains.