The Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve Walking Safaris or wilderness trails (2-4 nights) are undertaken in the 25000ha wilderness zone of the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve.
There are no roads and access is only on foot. The area is maintained in a pristine state and kept as undisturbed by man as possible.
The Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve is noted for its wide variety of both bird and animal life. Most of the big game species including lion, elephant, white and black rhino, buffalo, leopard and giraffe occur in the reserve and adds an adrenaline charged element to the pleasure of experiencing the park's magnificent diversity of fauna and flora.
Each of the different types of trail is led by two experienced trails staff members.
The Explorer Trail
This Explorer Trail combines the best elements of trails using the Mdindini Base Camp, and the more adventurous Primitive Trail. The first and last nights are spent in the comfort of Mdindini Camp with hot and cold showers and a fridge, while the second and third nights are spent under the stars out in the famous iMfolozi Wilderness Area. This allows trailists to start the trail refreshed, and to undertake the journey home after a comfortable nights sleep in the Base Camp.
Short Wilderness Trail
The Short Wilderness Trail is fully catered - bedding, food, backpack and water bottle are provided. Both nights are spent at a satellite camp within the wilderness area.
The Base Camp Trail
The fully catered 4-day The Base Camp Trail will expose you to the wonders of the Zululand Bush where many lives have been changed though the brief encounter with the untamed bush, rich in a cultural heritage.
The Primitive Trail
The Primitive Trail is aimed at the outdoors enthusiast who would like to combine a wilderness experience with backpacking and sleeping out under the stars. This trail can accommodate a maximum of eight and must have a minimum of six confirmed bookings in order to take place.
The Extended Short Wilderness Trail
The Extended Short Wilderness Trail are run from about 14 February to about 10 December, and start on Tuesdays. They are 3 nights and 4 days in duration. This trail is fully catered, and all food will be transported into the wilderness trails camp on donkeys, but trailists will be expected to carry a daypack with their personal affects, water and lunch. Personal items will, however, be transported back from the wilderness on the donkeys at the end of the trail.
- Short Wilderness trails are run from 14th February to 10 December, and depart on Fridays and Sundays. They are 2 nights and 3 days in duration.
- Base camp trails are run from 20 March to 15 November and take groups of a maximum of 8 trailists at a time.
- Trailists are required to book in at Mpila camp by 13:00 on the first day, where they are met by the trails staff and given a trails briefing.