Accessible African Safari – 5 Day Tour
A unique 5 day opportunity to enjoy an exciting and accessible one of a kind African Safari. Enjoy breathtaking vistas, nature and wildlife, beautiful beaches, shopping, and a rich cultural experience.
November to March is considered the rainy season and is very hot January to March is very hot April/ May temperatures are mild but still warm.
A warm welcome awaits you at Durban International airport where you will be met by your friendly hosts. You will be transferred in fully accessible, air-conditioned vehicles through Durban, Africa’s exciting seaside paradise to your hotel. Here we give you chance to unwind after your flight. The afternoon holds much excitement, we explore The Golden Mile along the Durban Beachfront with its wonderful mix of cultures, nationalities, shops, stunning beaches, flea markets, restaurants and places of interest. You may choose exciting attractions to visit such as Ushaka Marine World Africa’s largest aquarium with its seal and dolphin stadium and aquariums where you can touch a starfish and feel the skin of a sea cucumber with the help of a trained guide. Be fascinated by sharks, sea snakes and stone fish! We have dinner along the Village Walk with its numerous shops and restaurants before heading back to your hotel for much needed rest from the day’s excitement.
After a well deserved rest and a full English Breakfast, we head for The Elephant Coast of Zululand to the Umfolozi/ Hluhluwe Game Reserve situated in the largest and most spectacular Ecotourism region in South Africa. Established in1895 Hluhluwe/ Umfolozi is the home of The Big Five and Operation Rhino. It became world renowned for saving the white rhino from extinction. This is where we will be spending the next two days. A warm welcome awaits you at your accommodation, The Hilltop camp which is situated high on the edge of a forested slope where it commands breathtaking views of Zululands hills and valleys. After settling in at your comfortable spacious and completely accessible thatched chalet, we introduce you to the magical experience of Zululand and explore this magnificent 100000 hectares of Africa. You will be sure to spot elephant, buffalo, giraffe, warthog, zebra, impala and wildebeest and many other species. The park is also home animals such as Lion, Leopard and Wild Dog. Enjoy a peaceful and safe ambience with Africa and its wildlife in your luxurious, air-conditioned vehicle with your experienced Game Ranger and your host. Enjoy a safari picnic at one of the several picnic sites with splendid views overlooking floodplains and rivers. All meals during your stay is at the Mpunyane Restaurant where you will be captivated by excellent service and world class cuisine. There is also the relaxing Uzavolo Bar Lounge which lends itself to discussions of the days experiences.
Today is the day where the spirit of Africa touches your soul. We embark on leisurely extended game drives to all areas of the Park. There is much to explore! Your experienced ranger will help you spot and identify many species of bird and animal life. (The Elephant Coast has more then 500 species of birdlife recorded).With a little assistance most people will be able to distinguish the more common families of birds in no time at all. Look out for the abundant animal life such as black rhino, nyala, kudu, hippo, crocodile, waterbuck, reedbuck, red duiker, baboons, monkeys and hyena
After waking up to the sound of Africa with birds and nature, we enjoy a leisurely breakfast and set off for the Memorial Gate and back to Durban. We visit St Lucia, a picturesque village situated within a nature reserve and which is surrounded by 5 distinct ecosystems and Isimangaliso Wetland Park. St Lucia offers the day visitor an endless wealth of possibilities with its shops, curio and African-ware flea markets, pubs, restaurants, boat trips, and crocodile farms. For those who are adventurous whale watching sightseeing boat trips (In season) can be arranged. We finally head back down the Elephant Coast to Durban to your hotel for a good night’s rest.
Time to rest and prepare for your flight to Durban International Airport. For those who prefer to extend their tour to Capetown or Capetown, we are more then happy to assist you with any final arrangements.