|Safari Name||5-Day Zululand Wildlife Adventure Safari|
Day 1: King Shaka International Durban Airport:
Meet at King Shaka International airport or surrounding area of Durban.We transfer you to St Lucia, South Africa’s very first world heritage site by air conditioned mini van. Once settled in your game ranger will offer you a briefing watch the excitement. Next travel by open game drive through the quaint little village of St Lucia get yourself orientated and witness the resident Hippo’s that roam the streets by night.
Day 2: World Heritage iSimangaliso Wetland Safari:
After a scrumptious breakfast while listening to the Hornbills you are off into the world acclaimed iSimangaliso Wetland Park, its a day of exploration, through meandering forests, vegetated sand dunes and amazing savannah grasslands. This open air 4×4 safaris gives you panoramic views of Kudu’s grazing, Buffalo stares and Rhino snorts. Keep an eye out for the elusive Leopards. Meet the Indian Ocean at Cape Vidal, warm tropical waters year round gives you an opportunity to snorkel in a protected bay or just relax while your ranger prepares a tasty lunch.
Late afternoon we travel up the largest estuarine system in Africa by boat to watch and spend time with the Hippo’s wallowing and Nile crocodiles basking in the afternoon sun. A two hour epic journey one of wildlife and bird life not to mention one of the most spectacular sunsets imaginable.
Day 3: Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve the oldest proclaimed reserve in Africa:
A early start as we depart to the oldest proclaimed reserve in Africa, Hluhluwe Game Reserve home to the Big5, Cheetah and Wild Dogs to mention but just a few of the magnificent sightings that you may come across. Your personal game ranger with years of knowledge and passion will get you to the best spots within the reserve, with wildlife abundant around each corner, incredible bush catering with incredible scenery. Your ranger will undoubtedly offer you ample information on the reserve. Learn and see the various techniques used by the game capture unit as they saved the Rhino’s from near extinction in the 60’s. Travel through savannah grasslands, thick lush bush and scenery only seen in Africa.
This evening you are off on a Night Drive safari into the western shores of iSimangaliso, go insearch of the elusive Leopard, Hippo’s, Elephants and more no safari to Africa is ever complete without experiencing first hand a nocturnal Safari. This 3 hour outing will keep you on the edge of your seat,listen and enjoy the bush calls as the wildlife come alive.
Day 4: Cheetah Rehabilitation Centre & Zulu Cultural Outing:
It’s a relaxing morning at last, leisurely breakfast at the lodge and then we set off to the Cheetah Rehab centre, meet the staff and get some insights as to why the Cheetahs have been placed here, or better yet a chance to touch this incredible animal. Other wildlife that may be witnessed during the outing include Lynx and Caracal. Through the dedication and commitment of this institution numerous wildlife have been successfully re introduced back into the wild. The afternoon is spent at a traditional Zulu Village watch Zulu customs, bead work and dancing.It’s a day of bewilderment and interaction.
Day 5: Transfer back to King Shaka International Durban:
After breakfast your guide and personal friend will drop you off at King Shaka Airport as we bid you farewell.
Activities/services included in the cost:
• Arrival and departure airport transfer.
• Accommodation as per the itinerary.
• Accommodation in the National Parks is based on Full Board
• Road transportation in custom made safari vehicles.
• Exclusive private vehicle and driver-guide throughout the safari
• Game drives as per the itinerary
• Park and game reserve entrance fees
• English Driver guides available for the safari
• Our 24hours support throughout the safari
Activities/services excluded in the cost:
Activities/services excluded in the cost:
• All International Flights/local Flights + Taxes
• Visa fees, Travel & Personal accident insurance
• Excursions, services and activities not mentioned in this program
• Flying option available for certain safaris at an extra cost
• Personal expenses e.g. laundry, telephone calls, Drinks, Tips etc
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As one of the most diverse and enchanting countries in the world, South Africa competes with the best of them when it comes to Mother Nature’s beauty pageant. She scores top marks for her diverse offering of beautiful beaches, dramatic mountains and cliff-faces, famed Table Mountain with its cloudy tablecloth, the luscious Garden Route stretching from the Eastern to Western Cape, lush forest belts, intriguing semi-desertscapes, and unforgettable sunsets over the African veld. The country is rich in natural beauty and wildlife, with unspoiled beaches, dramatic mountains, protected wilderness areas, national parks and game reserves. Exotic combinations of landscapes, people, history and culture offers travelers a unique and inspiring experience.
Besides the common Big 5 in most African safari, South Africa has Big 7: add the Great White Shark and Southern Right Whale to the list of the Big 5. And don’t forget all the other South African favourites – cheetah, giraffe, zebra, hippo, hyena, warthog and the famed dung beetle may not be the bigger 7, but they certainly like to claim their moment in the spotlight. South Africa boasts no less than 20 national parks, with literally hundreds of other private parks and game lodges to ensure you get a generous slice of the ‘African experience.’
Accommodations vary from deluxe safari camps and hotels to self-service bungalows. On Safari, you may view game by closed vehicle in national parks and by open vehicle and walking tours in private game reserves and wilderness areas to view the Big 5. Touring around the Cape and on the Garden Route is very popular.
South Africa is located on the southern tip of the African continent, bordered by northern neighbours Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. It encompasses the independent mountain kingdoms of Lesotho and Swaziland and is flanked by the Atlantic Ocean on the west and the warm Indian Ocean on the east – giving the country its spectacular range of biodiversity.
As one of the most diverse and enchanting countries in the world, South Africa competes with the best of them when it comes to Mother Nature’s beauty pageant. She offers beautiful beaches, dramatic mountains and cliff-faces, famed Table Mountain with its cloudy tablecloth, the luscious Garden Route stretching from the Eastern to Western Cape, lush forest belts, intriguing semi-desertscapes, and unforgettable sunsets over the African veld. Besides the common Big 5 in most African safari, South Africa has Big 7: add the Great White Shark and Southern Right Whale to the list of the Big 5. Exotic combinations of landscapes, people, history and culture offers travelers a unique and inspiring experience.