The Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park and Lake St Lucia introduce us to the Northern KwaZulu-Natal area which, within its geographical borders has arguably the greatest diversity of habitats in South Africa. These include open bushveld, coastal dune forests, lakes, rivers, mangrove forests, sand forest, subtropical marsh-lands and a magnificent coastline with endless, and in some areas completely deserted, sandy beaches.
The region is also the home of the mighty Zulus and we are introduced to their age-old culture when we visit an authentic Zulu village(Dumazulu Cultural Village).
At Lake St Lucia, we join a boat cruise on the lake to see a proliferation of bird life, crocodile and hippo in their natural habitat.
Taki Christodoulou, our experienced tour guide, led the Great Wildlife African Expedition tour on 2nd June to 7th June 2014. On their first day of the trip while visiting #hluhluwe #Imfolozi Game Reserve they had a rare sighting.
"While doing a game drive in the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve we came upon a lioness stalking a warthog.We watched her for over an hour as she stalked the warthog before attacking him and killing him. An incredible start to the 6 day tour."
An unforgettable experience for our guests, well done Taki!!
"The St Lucia Wetland Park must be the only place on the globe where the world's oldest land mammal [the rhinoceros] and the world's biggest terrestrial mammal [the elephant] share an ecosystem with the world's oldest fish [the coelacanth] and the world's biggest marine mammal [the whale]. There can be no better icon for the holistic approach we are taking to conservation and development of the St Lucia Wetland Park…"
- a speech by Nelson Mandela, 2000