Hluhluwe Umfolozi Big 5 Game reserve, Durban Day Safari Tour
Here in Durban KwaZulu-Natal we are spoiled to have many Safari private game lodges and a few large Big 5 Safari national parks. Around the Durban area Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game reserve aka Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game reserve is the most popular of the larger Safari Parks near Durban. 2.5 hours from Durban City we will collect you from your Durban Hotel and guide you from the amazing city of Durban to Hluhluwe Umfolozi game reserve. We travel in style with a Ford Tourneo which is air conditioned and very comfortable. Your qualified guide will ensure your Durban Day Safari Tour will be memorable as he shows off what wildlife Hluhluwe Umfolozi game reserve has to offer!
Being a Big 5 Game reserve and malaria free, Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game reserve is our most popular Durban Safari Tour of choice! Your Safari Tour with Tim Brown Tours will be unforgettable from beginning to end.
Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Big Five Safari Itinerary
After your guide collects you from your Durban Hotel/B&B or Guest house he will take you on an educational 2.5 – 3 hours drive to Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game reserve – The oldest game reserve in Africa established in 1895. Points of interest like the History of Durban, KwaZulu Natal and South Africa are covered as well as different population group and how they came to be in South Africa. There is special focus on the Zulu Nation, the major Black African tribe in the area, as well as the different crops we come across en route to Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game reserve.
We usually enter at the Eastern Gate – Nyalazi but if our guide feels it fit to enter through another gate due to sightings in those areas they will do so to maximize the short time we have to see animals. Upon entering game viewing begins immediately and your guide will talk you through the different animal behavior you may encounter. Hluhluwe Umfolozi game reserve has the highest population of White Rhino in the World for the area of 960 Square Kilometers. Projects in the 1950′s and 1960′s brought back this large prehistoric looking herbivore from the brink of extinction!
We will stop for lunch at either Hilltop camp or the Centenary center.
After lunch your Hluhluwe Umfolozi Safari Tour continues and we could encounter any of the Big 5 – The 5 most dangerous animals to hunt on foot : Rhino, Elephant, Buffalo, Lion and Leopard! There are also Giraffe, Zebra and a wide range of antelope species to keep you interested. You guide will be able to inform you of different tracks and signs as you make your way through the African Bush on this Special Safari Experience.
Once the day is done your guide will return you to Durban late evening with a Smile on your face!