Through a narrow path ("at your own risk") we climb to a hide, overlooking a quiet pool. Three tortoises are swimming in the water below, a black-and-white Pied Kingfisher sits on a branch and dives for food.
Umfolozi/Hluhluwe National Park.
Game drives with your own car! At least by day. In the evening it is possible to make a guided drive. The parks are famous for their white rhino's, but there are many other animals too.
Read my story about the rhino baby in the travelogue.
The shaggy coated Nyala is another bush antelope. Easily identifiable by their orange coloured legs, the Nyala are never far from water and are therefore a familiar sight in and around river beds.
Baboons are always in large groups and with a complete family hierarchy. Watch how the group will mingle around but one or sometimes more animals are on a lookout to watch for danger!
The Goliath Heron is the largest of the herons in Southern Africa and found standing in water or close to the waters edge fishing. A beautiful bird also in flight!
Buffalo’s either are in big groups of sometimes up to a hundred animals or the occasional stray single bull that has been chased out of the herd. Sightings of buffalo are quiet often in Hluhluwe.
Young male warthogs.
They have thin tails ( not seen on the picture), and sometimes they have their tail standing right up, like an antenna.