Day 1: Durban/St. Lucia/Hluhluwe. We leave Durban by 09:00, arriving in Mtubatuba at 11:30 where we meet our guide. We change vehicles and transfer to Veyane Cultural Village where we will have the opportunity to learn more about the way of life of the local Zulu people. We watch and have the opportunity to join in on bead making, mat weaving, playing of local instruments. We will meet a san-goma (witchdoctor) and watch traditional Zulu dancing. Following our cultural experience we head into St. Lucia before enjoying a boat cruise on the St. Lucia Estuary part of the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site, with the opportunity of viewing hippos and crocodiles, African fish eagles and other birds. Following the boat cruise, we transfer to our overnight lodge (situated on a small private reserve) for dinner and overnight. Accommodation: Gazebo Safari Lodge or similar. Includes: (D).
Day 2: Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park. A full day game viewing awaits in an open game viewing vehicle in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park renowned for its rhino conservation as well as home to the "Big Five" plus an abundance of other animal species including zebra, giraffe, cheetah and wild dog. We depart early morning with breakfast packs prepared and undertake our game drive early when the animals are most visible and active. We will also visit the reserves renowned Centenary Centre and Museum that depicts the history of live game capture and translocation of game, especially the white rhino that would no doubt be extinct without the creation of this reserve. With a bit of luck there will be an opportunity for a closeup encounter with an animal or two in the capture bomas (enclosures), awaiting their move to other reserves. Return to the lodge in the late afternoon before enjoying a boma dinner reminiscing about the day’s sightings. Accommodation: Gazebo Safari lodge or similar. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 3: Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park/Durban. Early wake up for a final game drive with-in the unique and wonderful Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park. We return to our lodge in time to check out and connect onto the transfer shuttle back to Durban, arriving in the city at about 16:00. Includes: (B).
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