So you have finally decided that you are ready for a trip to South Africa and a Safari in South Africa has to be done, where to go and when to go, what would you like to encounter while on a safari, these are just some of the questions that need to be asked.
South Africa offers one numerous types of game reserves one with more Elephants and others with better chances of witnessing a Lion so one needs to make sure that you have all of the relevant information prior to departure. Kruger National Park situated in the South Eastern side of South Africa is well positioned should one arrive at Johannesburgh International, the journey should not take any longer that 7 hrs depending on where you would prefer to enter and maybe also overnight. The park is enormous and offers one exclusive sites and sounds, numerous lodgings within the park make it for easy access and safari’s can also be done late afternoon and early evening. It is important that one finds out when and to where the migration patterns take place of Elephants for example also when is the rainny season as this will increase the safari experience and fond memories of the time spent in the game reserve.
Kruger National Park has for years been the top destination with regards to Game and the Big 5 however with increasing exposure the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve has fast become a top tourist destination in KwaZulu Natal.
The primary difference between Kruger and Hluhluwe Game Reserve is size, the Hluhluwe Game Reserve and Umfolozi Game Reserve combined is 96000 hectares, the size makes it easy to travel in and should you be doing a Full day safari one could visit both Hluhluwe and Umfolozi sides. Hluhluwe Game Reserves is a spectacular Game Reserve with numerous hills that offers one vantage points from which game may be spotted, a safari to this park will most defiantely remain a memorable one.
Within a close distance to St Lucia 54km one can enjoy yet another park Isimangaliso Wetlands Park.
Should you require any information on the abovementioned parks or reserves please do not hesitate to contact us.