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Sat, 2018-11-17
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Hluhluwe-iMfolozi - Photo Credits: Romina Facchi

We are at the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, in the part of iMfolozi, in South Africa; this is the first time we venture into this part of the park.

We chose the Mpila Camp that has both cottages and tents and we have preferred the latter.

We check in, take a ride to the store, but it has very few things, we, knowing it, are prepared, we did the shopping in St. Lucia the other day.

We follow the signs for the tent no. 27 and, when we find it, we park Dr. Livingstone and take the path that leads to our tent.

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Sat, 2018-11-17
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Hluhluwe-iMfolozi: elephants - Photo Credits: Romina Facchi

We are at the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park in South Africa and this morning during the safari at dawn, in the Hluhluwe area, we have made one of the most beautiful safaris of this trip; in addition to white rhinos, elephants and buffaloes, we saw three beautiful lion cubs and eight African wild dogs walking fast along the dirt road.

We managed to follow the wild dogs for a while, before the other cars arrived; this park, however, does not have many visitors and in the end we were five cars that took turns to not bother them too much.

A spectacular sighting!

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Sat, 2018-11-17
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Hluhluwe-iMfolozi: wild dog - Photo Credits: Romina Facchi

When we wake up this morning it's still dark, we get ready, have a coffee and then, with our Dr. Livingstone, we go to where the central area of ​​the lodge is; from here organized safaris depart.

We are in the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, this morning we have a morning drive safari with a Hilltop Camp guide and then, after breakfast, we will leave in the direction of the iMfolozi area.

Last night's sunset safari did not particularly impress us, today we hope to be luckier.

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Fri, 2018-11-16
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Hluhluwe-iMfolozi: nyala - Photo Credits: Silvano Greco

At 5:00pm we get ready and go out in the parking lot of the Hilltop Camp in Hluhluwe, safari cars are already there ready to leave; we choose the one to go up, we take position and we settle with all our equipment.

When the other participants also get on we can leave, the sun has already descended towards the horizon and sets shortly thereafter.

We take a ride along the dirt roads of the Hluhluwe area but we do not see much; as a first sight we find many buffaloes that, probably during the day are at the river, while in the evening move to the prairie.

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Fri, 2018-11-16
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Hluhluwe-iMfolozi - Photo Credits: Romina Facchi

This morning we woke up, we are in St. Lucia, in the KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, in recent days we have visited the St. Lucia Lake and the uMkhuze Game Reserve, that are part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park; today instead we leave in the direction of the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park.

But first we stop along the main street of St. Lucia, have breakfast at the Coffee Shop and meet for a coffee Slie from the iSimangaliso Wetland Park.

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Thu, 2018-11-15
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iSimangaliso Wetland Park - Photo Credits: Romina Facchi

This morning we woke up at our campsite here in St. Lucia in South Africa, today we will explore the Lake St. Lucia Eastern Section, that is part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, both day and night: we will do a self-drive by day and then participate in a night safari.

We have breakfast and then we leave by our Dr. Livingstone, we cross the town of St. Lucia and continue along the road that leads to the entrance of Bhangazi.

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Wed, 2018-11-14
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iSimangaliso Wetland Park: hippo - Photo Credits: Romina Facchi

We are in South Africa, we are in the area of the ​​iSimangaliso Wetland Park near the St. Lucia Lake; we will explore the area between today and tomorrow and we cannot wait.

We enter from the Nhlozi gate and then continue towards the lake; the first part of the road is in an area of ​​crops, but soon, and luckily, we get to the wildest area: we are on the Western Shore of the lake, but the road does not run along the water, so it is difficult to perceive that, not far from us, there is a huge reservoir.

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Wed, 2018-11-14
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iSimangaliso Wetland Park - Photo Credits: Romina Facchi

This morning we woke up at the eMshopi camp, in the uMkhuze Game Reserve, South Africa; yesterday we spent a wonderful day in this reserve, that amazed us with its spectacular nature, but it is already time to leave, we continue our exploration of the area of the ​​iSimangaliso Wetland Park.

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Tue, 2018-11-13
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uMkhuze Game Reserve - Photo Credits: Romina Facchi

We are at the uMkhuze Game Reserve that is part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa.

Today we spent a wonderful day at this reserve that few, unjustly, visit.

Early this morning we took a walking safari with a reserve guide, the Fig Forest Walk; it was really an exciting experience, we walked in the forest looking for animals, we saw wonderful birds and spectacular trees and our guide told us many interesting things.

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Tue, 2018-11-13
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uMkhuze Game Reserve - Photo Credits: Romina Facchi

We are at the uMkhuze Game Reserve that is part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa; we arrived yesterday afternoon and today we have the whole day to explore it.

We leave the campsite at 6:00am, when you can start to move around in the reserve, the sky is already a bit clear but the sun has not yet arisen.

We are heading to Mantuma, where all the services of the reserve are located, we have an appointment there with our guide today, named Patrick, who will accompany us on a walking safari.

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