Safari - Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park

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Tour Number

Activity Level

519941


Categories

Nature and Wildlife, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Please note that while game viewing is exciting for kids and adults of all ages, the long hours may prove challenging for younger guests. There is no 'age restriction' for the 'safari by car', but w.r.t the 'open vehicle option', children should be a minimum of 6 years of age.

Friendly: Yes.
Must be able to get in and out of a vehicle

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), German (fluent)

Trail Wildlife and bask in Nature on this Day Trip to the oldest Park in Africa, (Options to extend)


After an early departure we travel north through sugar cane fields towards the sub tropical coast and bushveld of Zululand and arrive at Hluhluwe Imfolosi Game Reserve to start our game viewing. This, the oldest reserve in Africa, is home to the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo) and was instrumental in saving the white rhino from extinction during the mid 1940's. In the comfort of our air conditioned vehicle we go 'on trail' in search of the best of African wildlife in the former hunting grounds of the great Zulu King Shaka, and experience the beauty and splendor of our natural surroundings. We enjoy lunch at Hilltop camp in the reserve and have time to enjoy the panoramic views from the restaurant. From here we embark on another game drive before exiting the park and return to Durban late afternoon.

Itinerary

It's an early start to the day - I fetch you at 7:00, and we drive a good 3 hours to the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park.

Once in the park, game viewing begins from the comfort of our air-conditioned vehicle. An 'open safari vehicle' is also an option, (contact me for details) - either way you'll definitely feel like you've been on a safari in the wild. And while there are never any 'guarantees' when it comes to nature, there is always a chance of a close encounter with a lion kill, or an elephant walking next to the vehicle or a white rhino and her calf strolling into the road in front of you! We enjoy lunch at the stunning Hilltop camp and embark on another game viewing drive in the afternoon.

We return to Durban in the early evening after a 10 - 12 hour day . . . . . and reflect on the extraordinary experience where one has the chance to see the Big 5 amongst some 90 other wildlife species in one day!

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 12 hours

This is a full day, (7:00am - 7:00pm) tour

Please contact me for an overnight option, which includes a "hippo cruise" on world heritage Lake St. Lucia in addition to the Hluhluwe safari.

NB: Traffic and, or roadworks may affect precise timing of tour

Transportation

1. Mercedes Benz C Class - suitable for 3-4 persons - with a maximum of 3 persons in the backseat.

2. Lexus IS 250- comfortable and luxurious air-conditioned sedan, suitable for 3 persons - with a maximum of 2 persons in the backseat.

3. Upgrade to a larger, and/ or more luxurious vehicle of your choice / suitable for your group for an additional fee - Please contact me for details.

NB: There are no restrictions concerning the number of guests for this tour!

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Admission Tickets

Other: Game viewing in the comfort of a closed air-conditioned vehicle
Nature conservation Fees
Park Entrance Fee
Two bottles of mineral water per guest

Estimated Local Cash Needed

300 ZAR - Lunch and drinks
Snacks and souvenirs

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses

Other: Snacks and Drinks

Bring - Insect repellent, sunblock and medication (as required/ recommended by your doctor), camera, binoculars

Wear - Comfortable neutral coloured clothes, a warm Jacket from May to August, hat, sunglasses, well worn-in walking shoes.

Optional Extras:
- Contact me for the option of a safari in a 4 by 4 safari 'game vehicle'
- This day trip can be extended to 2-3 days to include a hippo cruise on World heritage natural sight - Lake St. Lucia, a night in Hluhluwe or St. Lucia and the opportunity to take in even more of Africa's wilderness and magnificent wildlife. (Feel free to contact me w.r.t additional pricing options)

Restrictions

For bigger groups, (i.e. >6), I would prefer not to drive myself, but would be happy to secure a vehicle and driver to ensure your comfort and safety. (Additional charges apply).

A Recent Review of this tour

Very nice tour, friendly and warm guide. Adjusted tour for our preferences. Recommended 4X4 for park with Ranger which was excellent suggestion. Highly recommend this tour and guide; 4X4 also highly recommended.
David Loucks

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    519941


    Categories

    Nature and Wildlife, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. Please note that while game viewing is exciting for kids and adults of all ages, the long hours may prove challenging for younger guests. There is no 'age restriction' for the 'safari by car', but w.r.t the 'open vehicle option', children should be a minimum of 6 years of age.

    Friendly: Yes.
    Must be able to get in and out of a vehicle

    Maximum travelers: 4

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent), German (fluent)

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