Join your adventure safari guide in this national park that used to be an old hunting ground for Zulu royalty. View the “Big 5″ and 84 other species of game, one of the oldest reserves in Africa (1895). This area is world-renowned for it’s very successful white and black rhino conservation programme.
A day on safari in the magnificent Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park doesn’t stop at the excitement of searching for the “Big 5″, but there are also 425 bird species to be seen. Lunch may be served at a picnic site or at the Hilltop camp restaurant. Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park is Kwazulu-Natal’s pride and joy and after your visit, you’ll understand why.
*Optional open safari vehicle game drive is available at a surcharge
*Ask about our overnight Safaris
Sample Itinerary without modifications:
We leave Africa’s biggest port city (Durban) in the morning and head eastwards along the coast. The next 2.5 hours are spent driving through sugarcane plantations,crossing rivers and passing huge commercial forests. Turning off the main road we pass a rural settlement before we reach the main gate.
After formalities we start on our first game drive.
Hluhluwe- Imfolozi is known for its tree climbing Lions. Leopards can also be seen in the trees sleeping the day away. We will have a chance to spot numerous game species en-route to the overnight camp.
Once there we settle in and prepare a light lunch or pack a picnic basket for a stop on the trail.
The midday, early afternoon can give us many opportunities of spotting plain’s game such as zebra, wildebeest and giraffe. There is always a good chance to see elephant or rhinos bathing in one of the many water points.
We return to the camp before closing and get ready for your sunset drive.
The sunset drives are run by Hluhluwe-Imfolozi and last approximately 3 hours. These drives give a good chance of viewing nocturnal animals such as lion, leopard, numerous small cats, hyenas, porcupines etc
Upon your return your guide will have a braai (barbeque) on the go.
A quick freshen up then dinner will be served, ending the day with a glass of wine and stories of African wildlife.
Included: lunch, dinner, bottled water
A wake up call before the sun rises will be followed by coffee or tea and rusks. An early start will provide a better opportunity to see big cats and wild dogs.
This morning we will look for the animals that have so far been elusive. Breakfast may be served at a picnic site or back in the overnight camp.
After packing our bags will drive through the reserve enjoying the scenery and the many animals still on offer.
Lunch time should see us at Hilltop camp and magnificent views. After lunch a final game drive will take us out the park back to the main road and Durban bound. We
should arrive around 17h00
Included: Breakfast, bottled water