All game drives are undertaken in open safari vehicles, which also allow for superb photographic opportunities. Learn from qualified THETA and FGASA registered and highly experienced field guides. Enjoy a sundowner river cruise, with the opportunity to spot a wide diversity of birdlife (weather permitting). Sample traditional South African fare under a star-studded sky (weather permitting).
Day 1: Durban / Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve (D)
We leave Durban at 09h00, arriving at Hluhluwe village in northern KwaZulu-Natal at about 12h00. Then it's immediately into safari mode with a transfer to an open game viewing vehicle for the trip into the sprawling Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, Africa's oldest and home to the Big Five plus an abundance of other animal species. Most visitors are rewarded with amazing sightings of rhino, zebra and giraffe on the climb through the reserve to Hilltop camp, so named for its incredible views over the pristine reserve. We leave the park late afternoon, early evening to return to our overnight lodge (situated on a small private reserve) for dinner and overnight.Accommodation: Gazebo Safari Lodge or similar
Day 2: Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve (BD)
A full day's game viewing awaits. We depart early morning with breakfast packs prepared, and undertake our game drive early when the animals are most visible and active. Today we will also visit the reserve's renowned Centenary Centre and the museum that depicts the history of live game capture and translocation of game, especially the white rhino, which would no doubt be extinct if not for the creation of this reserve. With a bit of luck there will be an opportunity for a close-up encounter with an animal or two in the capture bomas (enclosures), awaiting their big move to other reserves. We return to our lodge for an afternoon sundowner river cruise before enjoying a boma dinner reminiscing about the days sightings.Accommodation: Gazebo Safari Lodge or similar
Day 3: Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve / Durban (B)
Another early wake-up for a final game drive within the unique and wonderful Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve.We return to our lodge in time to check out and connect onto the transfer shuttle back to Durban, arriving in the city at about 16h00.
Land content only Departs: Wednesday, Friday Sunday.
Please note River cruise and boma dinner are weather permitting.
Transportation Tour in air-conditioned micro-buses or 16-seater mini-buses, and 10-seater open safari vehicles.
Professionally Escorted Discover Zululand with our professional tour guides.
Accommodation Rooms with private facilities, on a twin share basis.
Dining Inclusions 2 Breakfasts.
Plus Hotel porterage included.
KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife Reserves Conservation Levy included.
Meals not specified
All items of a personal nature
Flights and airport taxes