Hluhluwe / Imfolozi Wilderness trail safety
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Feb 13, 2013 6:07 PM Last Post By: skibee11
Feb 12, 2013 12:36 PM
Hluhluwe / Imfolozi Wilderness trail safetyWe're thinking of taking our 16 & 18 yrs olds on the Imfolozi wilderness trail - Extended Short Trail. Naturally (sorry) we're concerned about safety. While this must have some risks (which is not why we're doing it), we are keen to know how qualified the Ranger / Guides are and how well protected we might be.
Has anyone else done this? Can anyone share their experiences?
Feb 12, 2013 12:51 PM
1Hello and I have been on a wilderness short trail weekend. I took my father in law who would have been around 60 at the time. It was an awesome weekend and truly memorable. There is something special about being on foot in the wilderness. I am hoping next year to take part in a primitive trail. I must be honest I was nervous and there were some scary moments but I had faith in our guides and they made the weekend as safe as they could. There are obviously dangers when on foot in any reserve, however I just listened and did what I was told. People walk in he wilderness every week and I only know of a couple of a problems. I am off to SA tomorrow and will be visiting Imfolozi next week. I have a web site with free information, SafariKZN, an there in the KZNWildlife to with a lot of information to.
Feb 12, 2013 2:32 PM
Feb 13, 2013 6:07 PM
3Agree w/ Jeroen. I've only done wildlife walks in Kruger, but felt what Jeroen said to be the case. Also, we drove around Hluhluwe-iMfolozi and had a lot of really great encounters. It's an awesome park and you should feel okay doing the wilderness trail there. It's a tad nerve-wracking at first being on foot in that kind of environment w/ those kind of animals around, but our guides were keen and kept us safe, and we felt fine and comfortable after a while. A respectful fear is good to have, but no more than that is necessary.
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