Bush & Boat Safari

Bush & Boat Safari

Tour Description:

This Bush & Boat Safari is a Full Day Safari Tour, exploring both the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve and iSimangaliso Wetland Park Estuary.

Cost:              R1115.00 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

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Trip Details

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.

Trip Highlights

•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.

General

isimangaliso wetland park

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.

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Bush & Boat Safari Detailed Description

 

Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve, Isimangaliso Wetlands Park, St Lucia / South Africa   Its a early departure 5:00am 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 residant Hippo’s and Nile Crocodiles basking on the shores of the Estuary. The total length of the Estuary is 85km 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 tendances.

The day ends with fond memories and your ranger bids you farewell.

 

Testimonials

Very nice Safaris! I booked a boat trip and a night drive at iSimangaliso and a full day safari at Hluhluwe National Park with Heritage Tours. I liked the boat trip, our guide knew a lot and was always stopping to give us a lot of details. He seemed to have fun working and so had we listing to him and enjoyed the boat trip. The night safari was an experience I am happy to have done but I didn't like it too much. Our guide didn't seem very motivated, sometimes he wouldn't even illuminate the surroundings... However the full day safari the next day was amazing. Our guide was super cool, we had a lot of fun. Also the breakfast and lunch were very nice and we could see all of the big 5 except for leopards. All in one I would definitely book my next safari with Heritage Tours.
Outstanding trip Our guide David was excellent. He spotted and pointed out a huge amount of animals, he gave interesting and informative commentary.
Wonderful Shoreline hippo and wildlife boat tour This was a 2 hour boat trip on the lower reaches of St Lucia lake, led by our very knowledgeable and friendly guide Jacques. The Shoreline boats take a maximum of 15 people, and sit low on the water, so you get excellent views of hippos, crocodiles and anything else which is around. We saw a fish eagle, Goliath heron...
Hippo & Croc Tour Our guide Dennis was absolutely awesome. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip. Its adds so much to an experience like this, when our guide is so well informed and competent. We will definitely be back. Thanks to Tarryn Lee at Heritage Tours for being so accommodation with moving our booking dates around whilst we all got over our flu.

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