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Hluhluwe/ iMfolozi Park

Big 5 Animal Park

Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park is the oldest nature reserve in Africa, with approx. 960 kilometres in total size, it is known for its magnificent wildlife and conservation efforts. The conservation efforts as from 2008 have lead Hluhluwe - iMfolozi to harbour the largest white rhino population in the world, the park is at the for the front of Rhino Conservation being one of the only places to bring the animal back from extinction.

 

The park is known for Africa's big 5 animal game being, Elephant, Rhinoceros (black and white), Buffalo, Lion & Leopard. Also including special species like Nile crocodile, Hippo, Cheetah, Spotted hyena, Blue Wildebeest, Jackal, Giraffe, Zebra, Waterbuck, Nyala, Kudu, Impala, Duiker, Reedbuck, Warthog, Bushpig, Mongoose, Baboons, Monkeys, a wide species of Tortoises, Terrapins, Snakes, and Lizards. It is one of the world's best spots for sightings of Nyala. The park is a prime birding destination, which is home to more than 340 bird species. The Hluhluwe River Flood Plain is one of the only areas in the whole of South Africa where the iconic yellow-throated, pink-throated and orange-throated longclaw species can be seen together.

Safari Experience

We have some of the most experienced safari guides in the area with many years under their belts & their keen eyes who always deliver on the real African experience. the guides are always providing you with interesting facts and points of interest like landmarks, fauna & flora. Our safari vehicles are specially built for your safety & to maximize the visual experience to accommodate large cameras & the feeling of openness. As this is a true wildlife experience there are very few roads as most of the safari tour takes place on dirt roads through, bushes, trees & even across rivers. All our trips to Hluhluwe - iMfolozi begin early in the morning as this is the best time to capture nocturnal wildlife that is retreating back to their habitats like Hyena, Leopard & Wild Dogs.

Along the adventure, you will see a lot of Zeebra and Nyala which always provide an iconic photographic opportunity. As we move through the game park you will notice the Black iMfolozi River which provides great sightings of Buffalo and Wildebeest and if you're lucky, a Lion drinking from the river.

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