Durban day tour – 19th August 2015
I met my clients outside of Durban for their Durban day tour to Hluhluwe Imfolozi game reserve, the closest Big 5 game reserve to Durban!
It was a different tour for me as of the 5 clients, 3 of them were from South Africa originally and 2 of them had grown up in Australia and were visiting their Mothers land so to speak.
I usually only have overseas clients so the change was as good as a holiday and I had very nice clients.
As usual I covered the history of Durban and KwaZulu Natal which the clients seemed to enjoy which always helps me run a successful tour.
We arrived sooner than I had expected but it was a good thing as we could get cracking and see what animals we could find in the day.
As we came in the Memorial gate we came across some Zebra, Warthogs and not to long after that some Rhinos which were sleeping!
Durban day tour; Rhino resting
We continued with our Durban day tour in Hluhluwe Imfolozi game reserve and spotted some Buffalo on one of the hills. I made my way around to where there were so that the clients could get some good pictures and we managed a great shot of some old males.
Durban day tour; Buffalo bulls
We then looped around and made our way to the Hluhluwe river to see if we could find any Elephants. We had no luck with them but did find a troop of Baboons which were resting and grooming one another.
Durban day tour; Baboon
It was time to make our way to the lunch stop where we all enjoyed some food before heading down south to see what else we could find on new terrain!
Before we could get to lunch I was lucky and spotted some Elephants in the valley near Hilltop camp in Hluhluwe. It was not the best sighting but Elephants are Elephants.
Durban day tour; Elephants
After lunch we continued our Durban day tour into the Umfolozi section of the game reserve but before we got there we spotted Giraffe in the Hluhluwe Section which was exactly what we wanted to find.
Durban day tour; Giraffe
This made us all feel really happy to see such a graceful creature and we happened to see them twice during our Durban day tour.
Next was had a great surprise, We were looking at Giraffe dung of all things and I spotted some movement in the bushes. We checked and realized it was 3 Rhinos and they wanted to cross the road.
I waiting on them and then the crossed right in front of us. It was very exciting and we got some great shots.
Durban day tour; Rhino crossing
We then continued our Durban day tour and got into the Umfolozi section and were treated to a dazzle of Zebra crossing the road in front of us and then posing next to the road.
Durban day tour; Zebra
After the dazzling display by the Zebra we made our way to the Umfolozi river to see if we could find more Elephants sadly we had no more luck but we had already had a great day. We made our way to the Nyalazi gate and exited for Durban stopping along the way for some coffee.
It had been a great Durban day tour and I am sure my clients enjoyed it just as much as I did.
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