Bush & Boat Safari
This Bush & Boat Safari is a Full Day Safari Tour, exploring both the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve and iSimangaliso Wetland Park Estuary.
Cost: R1350.00 p/person
Duration: Full Day
Departs: 5:00 am
Group Size: max 10 passengers per vehicle
Included: All conservation Levies, Bush Breakfast and Refreshments
Conducted in a Open Game Drive Safari Vehicle & a 15 Seater Vessel
•Experience the oldest proclaimed Big 5 reserve in Africa, Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve.
•Explore South Africa’s first World Heritage Site by Boat.
•Learn about the Big 5 and the Isimangaliso Wetlands Park with your knowledgeable game ranger.
This one day Bush & Boat Safari takes you into the oldest proclaimed park in Africa, Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve, and then onto the St Lucia Estuary South Africa’s first World Heritage Site. Follow the less traveled roads into the Umfolozi Game Reserve, through the spectacular landscapes of this Big 5 Reserve, late afternoon we travel by boat on the St Lucia Estuary, South Africa’s first World Heritage site.
On this once-in-a-lifetime, experience extraordinary views both of the bush and the estuary, magnificent African sunrise & sunsets.
Bush & Boat Safari Detailed Description
Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve, Isimangaliso Wetlands Park, St Lucia / South Africa Its a early departure 5:00 am board our 4*4 open game drive vehicle as we travel to the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve. (6 Hour Bush Safari in a Open Game Drive 4×4)
Once at the Umfolozi Game Reserve Gate (Nylazi gate) your personal guide will offer you some additional information and history on this splendid game reserve and then we set out on a safari in search of the big 5. With rolling hills, amazing scenery your guide is sure to make this safari a memorable one. Breakfast in the bush, piping hot coffee in hand while listening to the sounds of the African Bush (full continental breakfast included). We travel to the southern section the Umfolozi past Mpilla as this remains the best suited area for witnessing Lions, Elephants, Rhino’s and Cheetah not to mention the Wild Dogs that frequent this part of the reserve.
After an eventful morning we travel to St Lucia, Isimangaliso Wetlands Park ( A World Heritage Site since 1999) to board the Hippo & Croc Boat Safari, this 2 hour boat cruise gets us up close to the resident Hippo’s and Nile Crocodiles basking on the shores of the Estuary. The total length of the Estuary is 85 km and one of the largest in Africa. It is estimated that more than 800 Hippo’s and 1200 Crocodiles reside in the area. The birdlife in the area is magnificent with an amount of 450 species witnessed during the year. Hear the calls of African Fish Eagles, watch newly born Hippo’s display child like ten-dances.
The day ends with fond memories and your ranger bids you farewell.
Big 5 Safari Bookings:
iSimangaliso Wetland Park was proclaimed as a world heritage site in 1999. The area is enormous and stretches from St Lucia in the South to the border of Mozambique in the North. This Tour will be conducted in the Eastern Shores of the park. Tours depart daily and may also be conducted as either early morning or late afternoon tours.
What To Bring Along
- Comfortable Clothing
- Light Jacket
- Camera & Extra Battery if possible