We will kick off our tourist season on 12-15 April (Yegge) 2007 when we host the Savannah Guide tour guide school. The theme is “Connecting with the Cultural Landscape” , and is sponsored by local mining company based in Jabiru, Energy Resources of Australia (ERA). Kakadu Culture Camp will be put to the test during the school and if successful, will become the first acredited Savannah Guide Site in Kakadu National Park. ERA are also sponsoring 6 Aboriginal (Bininj) tour guides for the school, with some already working at Kakadu Culture Camp.
Guides from all over northern Australia will gather at Kakadu Culture Camp for a 4 day intensive that will feature expert tuition in various fields including geology, rock art interpretation and preservation, as well as traditional fire regime, crocodile management, world heritage tourism etc. A two day remote area first aid course will precede the guide school. A major focus is on Aboriginal (Bininj) cultural tourism and special tours will be conducted by Mududjurl Art Centre, Yellow Water Cruises, and of course Kakadu Culture Camp. We are also cooking for the event with ground ovens of Buffalo and Barramundi.
You don’t have to be a tour guide to come to the school, so if you are interested, contact our Coordinator for details, or check out www.savannah-guides.com.au.