Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Big5 Overnight Safari
3 days, 2 nights
An unforgettable Durban Big5 Safari. This Big5 safari from Durban begins and ends in Durban. Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park has been a pioneer Big5 safari park for many years, setting the standards in South African wildlife conservation. Hluhluwe-Umfolozi is steeped in history and natural wonders. One of South Africa’s top Big5 safari parks, close to Durban city. The perfect private or group bush safari.
Day one – Leaving Durban around 7am for your Big Five safari, we take a scenic drive along the Kwa-Zulu Natal coast, heading into the South African bush. We stop at Emdoneni Cat Rehabilitation Centre. Here you will have the opportunity to view and learn about Caracal, Serval, African Wild Cat and Cheetah. You will be taken into the Cheetah enclosure with a guide. A once in a lifetime experience to have pictures taken with, and to interact with these amazing cats. Arriving at Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park around mid-day, we go straight in to a safari game drive, making our way to Hilltop Camp. Once settled in to your chalet, we will set out for an afternoon safari game drive, in search of Hluhluwe-Imfolozi’s 84 mammal and 425 bird species. Dinner is at the Hilltop camp restaurant, a traditional buffet will be laid out.
Hluhluwe Big5 Safari
Day two – After enjoying a buffet breakfast, we head out for a safari game drive. Leaving Hilltop camp we have the opportunity to see Elephants and Leopard which frequent the area. We make our way towards the Imfolozi side of the reserve, where sightings of Lion, Hyena and Black Rhino are common. On our way back to camp we will stop at the Centenary Center, home of ”Operation Rhino”. Here you will be shown Hluhluwe-Imfolozi’s efforts to save not only the Rhino, but other animal species from extinction. There may be animals in the ‘boma’s’, this will be a good opportunity to get close to them, to see Hluhluwe-Imfolozi’s efforts first hand. Dinner is at the Hilltop camp restaurant, a hot and cold buffet with a variety of traditional African and international dishes. There is also a quaint bar at the restaurant entrance.
Day Three – A final buffet breakfast is followed by a safari game drive with your safari guide. We make our way out of Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park and onto the St Lucia Estuary, for a river boat safari cruise. Here you will have the opportunity to see, Crocodile, Hippo, Fish Eagles and other animals which may be along the river banks. A perfect opportunity for photographers to capture the beauty of this World Heritage Site.
Travel into the heart of one of South Africa’s top safari parks with an experienced and qualified tour guide. Your Big5 safari will be enjoyable from beginning to end. Rest assured your comfort and safety has been taken into consideration.
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.
Night drives with the camp are available on request. This will be paid direct to the camp by yourself. The price is R350.00 per person.
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.
|Name of tour|
|01/11/16 – 31/10/17|
|Days||3 Days/2 nights|
|Departure||Durban hotels and guesthouses|
|Return||Durban hotels and guesthouses|
|Includes: A qualified tour guide, all transportation, all accommodation, St Lucia river boat cruise, Cheetah interaction at Emdoneni, breakfasts and dinners, mineral water, snack pack, tolls, gate fees.|
|Excludes: Personal expenses, lunches, additional drinks, gratuities, personal and medical insurance.|