While you are on a Imfolozi Bush Camp Safari , you can View the ‘Big Five’ in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve – the oldest reserve in Africa.
At the Imfolozi Bush Camp Safari, alll game drives undertaken in open safari vehicles. Open safari vehicles allow for superb photographic opportunities.
While on a Imfolozi Bush Camp Safari, learn from qualified THETA and FGASA registered and highly experienced field guides.
The Imfolozi Bushcamp Safari is a back-to-nature experience, in the sense that the bush camp has no en-suite bathrooms or electricity. There is a shared shower (with spectacular view of the evening skies above) and a permanent toilet.
Our catering is hearty ‘bushveld’ cuisine provided by a back up team of a chef and camp assistant and you will not be expected to perform any camp duties.
Clients, who prefer not to take a guided walk, have the option to go on an open vehicle game drive instead.
Day 1: (Tue) Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve (D)
We leave the rural village of Hluhluwe by 13h00, stopping for a last shopping opportunity before we enter the reserve. That done, we head for Nselweni bush camp for the start of our safari.
Depart on a short open vehicle game drive, the highlight being a drinks stop at a truly breath-taking spot overlooking the White Imfolozi River and the wilderness beyond.
From here our expert guides take delight in retelling the battles which took place in the historic territory, as King Shaka forged his mighty Zulu Empire.
Back at the camp, we spend the evening around a campfire, with the soul soothing sounds of the bush at night providing the perfect background music.
Day 2 & 3: (Wed &Thu) Hluhluwe- Imfolozi Game Reserve (BD)
There’s no better way to become one with nature than to get out into the bush on foot. After an early wake-up and a quick round of tea, coffee and biscuits, we head off on a leisurely three-hour walk with an armed, experienced ranger.
This is a stop-and-smell-the-grasses experience, a chance to soak one’s senses in the wilderness in a way that’s not possible during a game drive.
We look and learn about things big and small, from the irrepressible dung beetles to indigenous trees, animal tracks and birds, always with the thrilling expectation of a big game encounter.
We reward our efforts with a hearty breakfast back at camp and then head out on a morning drive, exploring new parts of this vast park.
Then it’s time for lunch and a siesta, before a late afternoon game drive, with sundowners at another achingly beautiful viewsite, and back to the camp for an evening of good food and comp-anionship around the fire.
On one of the days we visit the reserve’s re-nowned Centenary Centre where the history of the park and early game capture methods – think brave young men pursuing rhino on horseback! – is lovingly depicted.
We also make a stop at the capture bomas (enclosures) for close-up encounters with animals awaiting their big move to another reserve.
Day 4: (Fri) Hluhluwe (B)
Another early start to the smell of coffee, before we head off on our last game drive of the safari.
We return to camp for a full breakfast before packing up and making our way back to Hluhluwe by 12h00.