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African Wildlife Experience

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 3 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 14 people
Destination(s): South Africa  
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing   Ecotourism  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 695 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 775 US Dollar (USD)

Northern Kwazulu Natal has arguably the greatest diversity of habitats in South Africa. These include open bushveld, coastal dune forests, lakes, rivers, mangrove forests, subtropical marsh-lands and a magnificent coastline with endless, in some areas completely deserted, sandy beaches. The animals found here range from the ƒ®Big Fiveƒ­ to the scarce nyala and the tiny suni with prolific bird life. Hluhluwe/Umfolosi Park is not only the oldest reserve in Africa, but also the place where the white rhino was saved from extinction. Today the park is the third largest in South Africa and the only reserve where you are virtually ensured of good rhino sightings.

These tours are designed for the person who do not have much time, but would like to experience a part of the untamed African wilderness.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: We travel north through sugar cane fields towards the subtropical coast and bushveld of Zululand. We visit a Zulu village for a cultural experience. We visit the Sangoma (a diviner also erroneously called the ƒ®Witch doctorƒ­) and treated to some authentic tribal dancing. After lunch we depart for Hluhluwe/Umfolosi Park where our close encounter with the African wildlife begins.

Then we travel to a private game reserve for more excitement. We search for the game in an open vehicle from late afternoon into the evening using powerful spotlights to find the elusive nocturnal animals. We return late evening, after an unforgettable experience, for a well-deserved rest meal under the stars in the boma and then retire to your luxury room. Includes: (D).

Day 2: After an early rise and another game drive in an open vehicle, we have a sumptuous brunch and some optional activities can be done such as game viewing on horseback, boat ride on the Mzinene river or a walk through the reserve etc. Alternatively your guide can take you to the nearby Hluhluwe Umfolosi reserve for another game viewing experience. This afternoon and evening we do another open vehicle game drive in the reserve. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 3: After an game drive and breakfast we leave the reserve for a boat cruise on the famous Lake St Lucia, a natural paradise around which five complete ecosystems exist with an abundance of bird life, hippo and crocodiles. Our last stop is in Mtunzini at the Raphia Palm trees - a living monument. Includes: (B).

Note: We run a multiple of tours throughout the country covering all interests and areas. Please let us know if you want additional tours to this one or lengthen your stay in exotic places such as Cape Town, Durban or perhaps a private reserve or a luxury lodge on a deserted sub-tropical beach – luxury with an abundance of wildlife in rural Africa!
You are also able to choose your type of accommodation in the cities to suit your budget or style.

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer.  Request a free gift certificate.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

- The tour price is valid until October 2012.
- Kids sharing with their parents go half price.

Price Includes:
- Accommodation in small luxury
- Owner managed establishments
- Full breakfasts, sumptuous dinners
- Entrances, conservation fees, boat cruise
- Zulu cultural demonstrations and touring in luxury 7 seater microbuses with our expert guides.

Price Excludes:
- Lunches
- Costs of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone and personal insurances.

Notes:
- The rates are ultimately in South African Rand (ZAR) and the US Dollar rate may be subject to currency fluctuations.
- Departs daily from Durban.

About This Supplier
Location: South Africa
Joined InfoHub: Oct 1997
Client Request Served: 411

Africa, the mystical continent, a superlative experience visiting the routes of humankind, close encounters with Mother Nature in luxury, and get VERY close (safely) to Africa's extraordinary wildlife! A complete destination management company into South Africa and southern Africa including family holidays,...

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