Welcome to Gekko Safari
At Gekko Safari we understand that your trip is not just about the places you visit, it’s also about the people you travel with, the experiences you share and the memories created together along the way.
Lake Eyre is the lowest point in Australia, at approximately 15 m (49 ft) below sea level and, on the rare occasions that it fills, the largest lake in Australia and the 18th largest in the world. The temporary, shallow lake is the depocenter of the vast Lake Eyre Basin and is found 700 km north of Adelaide. Join us on this magnificent journey into South Australia’s far north, taking in the rugged landscapes of the Flinders Ranges and the outback, including Coober Pedy, as we travel up through this spectacular region. Lake Eyre Tour Info
This ancient Mountain Range stretching for over 400km is an iconic South Australian destination. Jagged peaks and breathtaking gorges. Amazing colours as the day stretches out, the mountain shifts from mauve in the morning to chocolate ,ochre-red at sunset. Emus wander across roads and yellow footed rock wallabies can be seen in rocky outcrops .
Some 150 million years ago, the ocean covered the entire Coober Pedy region. As the sea receded, climatic changes caused the lowering of the underground water table. Silica solutions were carried down to deposit in cavities, faults and fractures in the ground and now, millions of years later, these silica solutions have formed into opal. For thousands of years, Aboriginal people walked across this area. Living in a desert environment, the people were nomadic hunters and gatherers who travelled constantly in search of food and water supplies, as well as to attend traditional ceremonies. The first European explorer to pass near the site of Coober Pedy was John McDouall Stuart in1858. The town was not established until 1915 when the first opal was discovered.
Central Australia contains some of Australia’s most famous natural wonders such as Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Watarrka (Kings Canyon), and Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles). This unique part of the world offers spectacular landscapes and unique plants and animals. Its rich in Aboriginal culture and arts. Alice Springs is laden with pioneering history and heritage. The settlement of the town in the 1800s played a pivotal role in opening up inland Australia and it attracted many famous pioneering characters like explorer John McDouall Stuart, prospectors, miners and cattlemen.
The Top End
The Top End of the Northern Territory is known for its tropical weather, crocodiles, rich indigenous culture and laid-back lifestyle. It is home to an eclectic mix of cultures complemented by brilliant sunsets, and a colourful calendar of outdoor events. Darwin is the Northern Territory’s multicultural capital, famed for its markets and festivals, Asian cuisine and beautiful natural harbour.World heritage -listed Kakadu National Park, the largest national park in Australia. Renowned internationally for its natural and cultural wonders, Kakadu has one of the highest concentrated areas of Aboriginal rock art sites in the world. Further south, the Katherine region is a vast network of rivers, escarpments and gorges that weave through sprawling plains of cattle stations
Home to five percent of the world’s plant and animal species including the elusive Indi Indi Lemur, Madagascar is a country like no other. From the bustling streets and sacred hills of the Antananarivo to the exotic forests of the Ambohitantely, from the craggy promontories of the Ankarana National Park to the granite landscapes of the Tsaranoro Valley, Madagascar is a land of striking contrasts and exhilarating scenery, making it an absolute must for nature enthusiasts and adventurers alike.