FAQ’s

Kimberley Safari Tour Vehicles

To get you to the best places Kimberley Safari Tours consistently travels on 4WD and unsealed roads. This requires our buses to handle the toughest of conditions. Our fleet of modern custom made 4WD buses, are designed for comfort and to deal with WAs rugged conditions – they are very strong with upgraded suspension.
Your seats recline, face forward and have generous spacing –there is air conditioning vents to each seat and to ensure safety each seat also has a seatbelt. Our buses are designed for vision with extra-large windows. To further provide for you safety buses we carry fire extinguishers, first aid kits, defibrillators, multiple spare parts, jacks, tyres etc. We have USB charging for your devices and most of our buses also have TV monitors.
Busses have exterior lighting to light up our campsites and large water tanks are fitted for our drinking water. Each bus has two fridges to keep food fresh and large self for drinks.
Kimberley Safari Tours is one of the just a few tour operators currently carry defibrillators.

Frequently Asked Questions

Charging Devices

KST buses have several USB charging areas as well as the ability for charging on 240v (while driving).

How Much Hiking Will I Need To Do?

ON a Kimberley Safari Tour walking is usually necessary to visit many of the highlights (gorges, waterfalls, rock art etc). The walks are carefully planned to suit most moderately fit people. A typical day may include for example walking up to an hour to visit a waterfall, followed by a swim and a relax for up to an hour and then a walk back. It is not compulsory to go on the walks. Some guests are very happy to enjoy what they are able to enjoy (eg walk 15 minutes of a beautiful gorge rather than an hour).

Guest on our Kimberley Tours that go to the Mitchell Falls have a helicopter flight for one direction included in the price. We usually walk back together – one of the longer walks 2 hours 20 minues including a stop for a swim and to view rock art. If this is too long for you we recommend you take the helicopter in both directions.

Are There Additional Charges?

We include all meals (except two), morning teas, camping fees, nation park entry fees and some additional activities (depending on your selection of tour). There are usually opportunities to do some additional eg a scenic flight or helicopter ride or other cruises.

Guests pay for their own alcohol, extra drinks and special treats when stopping into towns roadhouses etc.

There are options for purchasing some meals at resort restaurants and at stations (at guests expense). Usually we enjoy two meals together at a local restaurant or station while on tour (we suggest you allow $25 – $35 for each of these meals).

What Are The Tents Like?

Kimberley Safari Tours have well ventilated, easy to erect roomy tents. The tents allow for star gazing at night and we show you how to put them up – they are very easy and spacious. Singles travellers have their own tent.

On a camping trip sleeping in tents is an important part the overall experience and it’s a lot of fun!

What are the mattresses like?

While space is limited, we take thicker mattresses than most other companies as we know the importance of a good nights sleep. You’ll have a70mm thick camping mattresses and a small pillow. We have received lots of positive comments from our guests about the mattresses we use. Guests with a medical condition restricting their ability to sleep at ground level may request a stretcher. Guests bring a sleeping bag or we can provide a new zero rated sleeping bag (yours to keep) at our cost price of approximately $40. We also donate sleeping bags to the homeless if you choose to leave them with us.

Are there any nights in a hotel?

Comfortable Camping is part of the great experience of touring with WA Safari Tours. Some tours (eg Perth the Broome and the extended Perth Return Tours) however also include some nights in hotel / motel style or B&B style accommodation mainly to avoid the risk of rain as we get closer to Perth. We sometimes also stay in motel style accommodation at Mt Augustus.

What are the mattresses like?

While space is limited, we take thicker mattresses than most other companies as we know the importance of a good nights sleep. You’ll have a70mm thick camping mattresses and a small pillow. We have received lots of positive comments from our guests about the mattresses we use. Guests with a medical condition restricting their ability to sleep at ground level may request a stretcher. Guests bring a sleeping bag or we can provide a new zero rated sleeping bag (yours to keep) at our cost price of approximately $40. We also donate sleeping bags to the homeless if you choose to leave them with us.

How does is work with Alcohol on tours?

Its os nice to enjoy a couple of cold drinks around a campfire in the evening. We have a dedicated cool box with ice to keep your drinks cold. Its bring your own alcohol on a WA Safari Tour, but please be mindful that space is very limited so we ask guest to have a sensible approach to this. Please also note that many aboriginal communities have strict rules regarding purchasing and consuming alcohol. We’ll let you know on a tour when and where to replenish your supplies.

The tours from Perth usually have many opportunities to purchase drinks whereas the tours from Broome have fewer opportunities. We’ll let you know on a tour when and where to replenish your supplies.

What is expected of me on tour?

Part of your camping experience is to assistwith the task at hand. You may wish to help collect wood, help chop the vegies, or get the fire going. All guests help with bits and pieces and we also enjoy the slow pace of life with its simple pleasures. We cook but everyone assists at meal times with the tasks at hand.

Do I need to be able to swim?

Most tours involve the opportunity to swim – but swimming is optional. If you do not feel comfortable swimming whether it be in Lake Argyle, in a water hole or snorkelling at Coral Bay just dip your feet in instead.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the weather like?

Many of our tours are in the northern regions of WA.

Typically you can expect temperatures ranges from 25–32°C during the day and about 8-15°C at night on most Kimberkey and Polbara tours in June and July. Add a few degrees for May and August tours.

Most of the time the temperature is well suited for the walsk, swims and other activities.

Much of the day you may choose to be in shorts. In the evening we do get some cold snaps partuculalry in the middle of the years so have some warm clothes for around the fire.

Do I need to be concerned about Crocodiles?

We have built in many safe swimming opportunities – we swim in clear rivers, under waterfalls, in lakes such as Lake Argyle, in gorges, hot springs, and snorkel at Coral Bay etc. Swimming is a highlight of WA Safari Tours. We only allow swimming when it is safe to do so.

What Should I Pack?

Space is limited as we carry everything we need to be self sufficient for up to 16 days (food, camping equipment, bags, drinks etc). We are unable to carry excess gear. Please have a small soft bag that does not weigh more than 15kg when packed. We recommend you also have a small day pack to for your snacks, water and camera when walking. We provide a what to bring list.

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Food and Diet.

We prepare great meals we cook on the fire, multi burner stoves and BBQs. Look forward to salmon, camp oven roast dinner, bushman’s casseroles, tasty stir-fry meals as desserts. We cook dampers, pancakes, apple pies and more. We love to experiment.

A typical days food is a s follows:

Breakfast – cereals, toast and fruit juice, tea and coffee

Morning tea – fruit, biscuits or cake

Lunch – wraps, sandwiches, crackers, salad and cold meat

Dinner – Variety of meals dependent on who is on the tour and any dietary restrictions. We are very flexible with our meals and where possible we adjust meals to cater for (vegetarian, and low gluten diets). Please let us know if you have any special needs (please note we struggle to be completely gluten free on our tours but we can cater for low gluten diets).

We are often in remote areas but when we can we stop at shops and road houses when we come to them so guests can buy snacks, coffees, ice creams etc

What is expected of me on tour?

Part of your camping experience is to assistwith the task at hand. You may wish to help collect wood, help chop the vegies, or get the fire going. All guests help with bits and pieces and we also enjoy the slow pace of life with its simple pleasures. We cook but everyone assists at meal times with the tasks at hand.

Are you Accredited?

We are an Accredited Tourism Business under the Australian Tourism Accreditation Program (ATAP)