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Hluhluwe uMfolozi Park – iSimangaliso Wetland Park
Durban to Durban
KwaZulu-Natal, South African
Guided Safaris Tours
Day 1 : Hilltop Camp, Hluhluwe uMfolozi Park – KwaZulu-Natal
A guide from Far and Wild Safaris will collect your party in the Durban area or from King Shaka International Airport, we then drive to rural Zululand and the Big 5, Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park, overnight Hilltop Camp in chalet accommodation, each with private bathrooms en suite. Game drive on entering Hluhluwe uMfolozi Park in tour vehicle, followed by an open vehicle sunset drive with Park authorities . This is to improve on your chances of seeing some of the nocturnal species such as leopard, lion, hyena, genet, bush babies and then the other nocturnal animals such as owls and nightjars.
Wildlife such as White rhino, buffalo, giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, warthog, baboon, Vervet monkey, with antelope such as impala, nyala and kudu seen frequently, finding lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, black rhino, hippo, crocodile, hyena and antelope such as red duiker, steenbuck, waterbuck, bushbuck and the rare Samango monkey and wild dog, much more difficult.
Dinner at the Hilltop Camp restaurant.
Day 2 : St. Lucia – Durban – KwaZulu-Natal
Breakfast at Hilltop Camp - game drive on exiting the Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park, drive to St Lucia Lake Estuary in the Isimangaliso Wetland Park, for a cruise to see hippo, possibly crocodile and a variety of wildlife. The iSimangaliso Wetland Park has both one of the largest estuary systems in Africa and the continent's southernmost coral reefs. In granting it World Heritage status in 1999, the World Heritage Committee noted the park's "exceptional biodiversity, including some 521 bird species". Situated on the central Zululand coast of KwaZulu-Natal, the park is made up of 13 adjoining protected areas with a total size of 234 566 hectares. Its remarkable biodiversity is a result of the park's location between subtropical and tropical Africa, as well as its coastal setting. The iSimangaliso Wetland Park has its origins in the St Lucia Game Reserve, declared in 1895 and made up of the large lake and its islands.
After your two-hour cruise and lunch we make our way back to Durban, arriving in the late afternoon, where we drop you off at your overnight accommodation or at the King Shaka International Airport in time for your flight.
|Hilltop Camp, Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park|
|iSimangaliso Wetland Park, St. Lucia|