Located in the heart of Zululand, Hluhluwe Umfolozi National Park covers 96,000 hectares and is Africa’s oldest game reserve. Home to the “Big 5” and many other species of animals, such as the elusive cheetah and wild dog. Prime game viewing takes place at hides overlooking pans and waterholes which enable visitors to see animals at close range.
The park is one of the most popular “big five” wildlife safari and tour destinations. Since the time that Zulu kings hunted and enact the first conservation laws a lot changed in the park but it never lost his attraction.
During the 1960’s operation rhino took place and successfully relocated white rhinos to havens in South Africa and abroad. Today the reserve habits at least a fifth of the world’s black and white rhino population. Due to its rich diversity of tree and plant life over 300 species of birds and a large variety of game can be found. Viewings hides enable visitors to see the big five (lion, buffalo, elephant, rhino, leopard), giraffes, hippos, wild dogs, cheetahs, nyalas, jackals, zebras and many more wandering through pans or drinking at waterholes. You can explore the park via auto trails, day walks, game drives, boat tours or wilderness trails for which the park is seen as a bench mark throughout Africa. The Hluhluwe Umfolozi Park is able to offer such an unforgettable experience because it has one of the best conservation teams in the world.
To get you started with planning your holiday to Hluhluwe Umfolozi National Park, we have showcased below some popular itineraries requested by our clients which we hope will inspire your visit to Africa