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Durban to Durban
Tailor-made South African Guided Safaris Tours
Day 1 : Durban – Nambiti Private Game Reserve
A Far and Wild Safaris guide will collect you from your overnight accommodation in Durban or from the King Shaka (Durban) International Airport and travel via the Natal Midlands to the extraordinarily beautiful and geographically diverse Nambiti Private Game Reserve, home to elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo and rhino (including the rare and endangered Black Rhino), as well as over 30 other animal species. It is also rich in birdlife and indigenous flora. Unlike most other game reserves, the Nambiti Private Game Reserve has the carrying capacity of almost twice that of wildlife regions such as Botswana, thus being able to carry more game per hectare than many other game reserves. Knowledgeable guides will plan a safari that takes into account your particular interests and requirements.
We will plan to arrive at our lodge in time for lunch, but this is only possible if your arrival flight into Durban allows for this.
Over afternoon tea, our ranger will discuss what you hope to see during the afternoon game drive. This game drive begins in the afternoon and lasts until after dark, when spotlights are used for a glimpse into the nocturnal bush life. Listen to lions roar in the dark or admire the small nocturnal animals. We may enjoy sundowners in a scenic location as the sun slowly sinks beneath the horizon.
Dinner is waiting for you at your lodge's boma or in the dining room upon your return.
Day 2 : Nambiti Private Game Reserve
Today we follow the lodge programme, which usually includes a morning game drive, breakfast, sometimes a guided walk, if available (which is optional), lunch, afternoon tea followed by the evening game drive and dinner. Game viewing here is very good, and generally close up sightings of the animals are experienced.
Day 3 : Nambiti Private Game Reserve – Durban
After our morning game drive and breakfast in this very productive private game reserve, we leave and head for Durban, arriving in the early afternoon.
Upon departure, we may also take time to visit the nearby Kwa Cheetah Breeding Project. Kwa Cheetah plays a big role in the rescue and release of other animals and smaller cat species, these include the likes of Serval, African Wild Cat, Meerkat and some other orphaned or injured animals. These are all raised and released onto the reserve. Kwa Cheetah allows only one public interaction per day so as not to put any unnecessary stress on their animals, and this facility is not open every day of the week. These interactions include an educational talk exposing guests to the vulnerability of cheetahs and their future plight - guests get the chance to see the cats run in the running area and of course get to interact with most of the cats.
If Kwa Cheetah is not an option on that specific day, we may visit the Durban Botanic Gardens. The Durban Botanic Gardens traces its origins to colonial times, when it was founded in 1849 for the introduction and trial of potentially useful commercial crops. The gardens later developed collections of sub-tropical trees, palms and orchids. The Durban Botanic Gardens remains a classic botanic garden, reflecting the universality of the plant kingdom. It has, for over 100 years, had a fine mixed arboretum of African, Asian and American trees.
After our visit here we will drop you off at your overnight accommodation or at the King Shaka International Airport in Durban in time for your return flight.