Durban Day Safari Tour
This was a great Durban safari tour package. We had a great safari day tour with a newly engaged couple.
It was a simple yet interesting itinerary with a wild cat sanctuary and an Estuary boat river safari cruise.
Our first stop was to Emdoneni Cheetah Lodge. This sanctuary is 2 hours drive from Durban and houses Cheetah, African Wild Cats, Servals and Caracal. The idea is to breed from the permanent residents and release cats into the wild. Emdoneni invite tourists to come along and interact with the cats to help pay the bills. A guide takes us into each enclosure and explains the identification and behavioural characteristics of each species. The Cheetah are always a highlight, as tourists are allowed to pet the 2 males, which of course is very exciting.
Next up on our day safari was a drive through to St Lucia for a river boat safari cruise, on the estuary. The estuary is home to thousands of Hippo and Crocodile. Being territorial animals, Hippos are always in the same spot, so sightings are guaranteed. We use a large boat, which seats 60 people, so can get very close to the animals safetly.
We organised a bottle of “Bubbly” and a private table for our 2 guests to celebrate their engagement.
Hippos, Crocs and Champagne! What more could you want?
Below are some pictures of this day safari from Durban.
The above Durban safari package can be found here