Hilltop/Mpila Safari

Hilltop/Mpila Safari

3 days, 2 nights

An amazing Big5 South African safari over three days. Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park is on the top of many local and international travelers lists. Your Big5 safari starts from Durban city.

Day one – Traveling along the Kwa-Zulu Natal coast we arrive at The Emdoneni Cheetah Project. Here we will learn of Emdoneni’s efforts at educating people about cheetah and other African wild cats. Emdoneni has successfully over years released cats back into the wild. After our close encounter with these amazing cats we make our way to Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park. This pristine, world renowned park is rich in wildlife. The ‘Big5′ are what Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park are famed for. Surrounding us, hundreds of other mammal and bird life species can be found, including hyena, cheetah, hippo and african wild dog. Once through the safari parks main gates, we go straight into a safari game drive, looking out for the Big5 and the numerous other animals and birds found inside the park. Our first night will be Mpila Camp. Mpila is situated in the Imfolozi side of this Big5 safari park. The camp is not fenced, so animals are free to roam through the camp grounds. Hyena often visit the camp at night, to see what food they can scavenge from the barbecue/braai areas. Waking up in the morning, one can expect to find zebra, giraffe, antelope and even elephant wandering through, or close to camp. Dinner will be a bush braai/barbecue prepared by your guide.

African Leopard

Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Big5 Safari

Day two – After a breakfast, prepared by your guide, we make our way towards Hilltop Camp in the Hluhluwe side of the park. Hilltop camp is fenced and offers a more relaxed environment after the thrill of an un-fenced Mpila camp. The rest of the day will be spent continuing our wildlife viewing activities. The late afternoon can be spent around the pool, or stocking up on curio’s at the camps shop. Dinner will be at Hilltop camp’s Mpunyane restaurant, with a hot and cold buffet of traditional African and international dishes.

Day three – A final buffet breakfast at Hilltop’s restaurant is followed by a game drive with your safari guide. We make our way out of Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park and onto St Lucia for a boat cruise along the river. Here you will be able to view, crocodiles, hippos and fish eagles. A perfect opportunity for photographers to capture the beauty of this World Heritage Site. We then make our return journey to Durban for the late afternoon.

We place tourist safety at the top of our priorities list. All areas visited and routes taken are considered with your safety in mind.

Price of safari – R6990.00 per person sharing. Minimum 2 persons.  Discounts apply for group bookings, please inquire for rates.

The above safari can also be done over 2 days and 1 night, or extended longer than 3 days and 2 nights. Your itinerary will remain the same. Please contact us for rates.

Open vehicle game drives are available on request. This is paid direct to the camp. The price is R350.00 per person

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Name of tour
01/11/17 – 31/10/18
Important Details
Days 3 Days/2 nights
Departure Durban hotels and guesthouses
Return Durban hotels and guesthouses
Departure Day Daily
Starts Durban
Ends Durban
Min Passengers 2
Languages English
Includes: A qualified tour guide, all transportation, all accommodation, St Lucia river boat cruise, breakfasts and dinners, snack pack, mineral water, tolls, gate fees.
Excludes: Personal expenses, lunches, additional drinks, gratuities, personal and medical insurance.

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