8 Hours
Duration
Birding
Tour Type
On Foot & By Vehicle
Travel Method
Minimum Tickets (PAX)4 (Four).

If your group is less than 4 people, please book a custom tour – click here.

Tour areaSt Lucia & Northern Natal
Tour timeLate afternoon tour.
SnacksGuests provide their own.
LunchIncluded
Entrance fees to reservesIncluded
Physical fitness requiredBe able to walk short distances.
OtherGuests must bring binoculars, photography equipment & charged batteries, bird identification books, comfortable and warm clothing, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent, tick repellent walking shoes and a hat.
ExtentionThis tour can be extended with tour Nightjar.

Full day on our truck (gate fees and Lunch included)

There are various options one can choose for a full day’s birding and sightseeing in the area. We can either explore iGwalagwala forest via estuarine system. Or we may also have to drive to Iphiva camp site & Croc Centre to explore the Imvubu trail where specials includes Saddle Billed Stork; Croaking Cisticolas, Palmnut Vulture, Senegal Lapwing, Narina Trogon & Wattle-eyed flycatcher. Other wild life that we may encounter includes Hippos, Crocodiles, Waterbuck, Buffalo. Bushbuck and many more.

From here we drive to Futululu park and explore the pan for many water fowl such as Pygmy Goose, Lesser Jacanas and White backed Ducks. The forest areas provide sightings of Narina Trogons, Southern banded Snake Eagle and Woodward’s Batis.

The alternative option is to drive into the park area and explore Mission rocks, Mfabeni swamp, Catalina bay, Lake Bhangazi and Cape Vidal – the specials in this area include Southern banded Snake Eagle, Swamp Nightjar, Rosy-throated Longclaw, Crab Plover (summer) as well as Rhino, Buffalo and other exciting mammals. Cape Vidal also offers a wonderful opportunity for snorkelling or cooling off in the Indian Ocean.

Other more exciting day trips include Lower Mkhuze (Pels Fishing Owl, Africa Broadbills, Pink-throated Twinspots)  or a trip to the Tembe-Ndumo complex, the only place in South Africa where you can find Plain-backed Sunbird and many other legendary Zululand species such as Rosy-throated Longclaw, Neergards Sunbird and Rudd’s Apalis.