Some may say that there’s nothing more exciting than seeing the day break as the sun illuminates the sky with its orange and pink hues – and we totally agree. Witnessing this one-of-a-kind phenomenon is just one of the various things that you’ll get to experience on your safari through the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi bush. Find out more about what you can expect on your daytrip to Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Safari Park.
The Safari Destination: The Game Park
The Hluhluwe-Imfolozi park is the oldest game reserve in South Africa and features an array of creatures. The animals roam free in the park, spanning across 96 000 hectares. The park is home to more than 1200 plant species, 84 mammal species, 350 bird & reptile species, amphibians and insects. It’s also home to the world’s largest rhino population. Our day safari takes you through the park, showing you the beauty that the African bushveld has to offer.
What you will see: The Big 5
The biggest feature of any game park in South Africa is the presence of the Big 5. This includes the African Lion, Buffalo, Leopard, Elephant, as well as Rhino. Your safari takes you through the park in search of these animals, which the park has in abundance- especially during the winter months.
The safari guides are all well trained and have an immense knowledge of each animal- so don’t be afraid to continuously ask questions. Although the animals in the big 5 are quite large, they are easily disguised in the bush- which means that they aren’t particularly easy to spot. So, make sure to ask your guide to stop if you think you see one of the big 5 during your trip.
How to prepare: The Attire
If you’re spending the day on safari, make sure to pack comfy clothing- otherwise it will take away the joy of the safari. African mornings and evenings can get quite chilly, so make sure that you have warm pants and a warm top for when the temperature drops. T-shirts are best for underneath a sweater as the African sun can heat up the day rather suddenly, no matter what season. Make sure to avoid very bright clothing to avoid attracting insects. You can expect a long, eventful day in the sun, so make sure to pack plenty of sunscreen and water– this will help you keep hydrated and from looking like a lobster by the end of your day.
Keep in mind: Remember to stick to the rules
This is one instance where rules should not be broken- as they are there for your own safety. Expect to be told numerous times that you should stay in the vehicle, even if you feel that your picture would look way better if you stood next to the lion. Generally, there aren’t a whole lot of rules- so keeping to one or two rules shouldn’t be that difficult.
A safari through the African bush is never the same, which means that every time you drive through the bush, you’ll witness a new spectacle of nature. Book your safari with ANEW Hotel Hluhluwe and have the best views of The Big 5.