I met my clients for their Durban safari off the Ocean Nautica ship that docked in Durban. We were to visit Tala game reserve and Phezulu safari park. At Phezulu we would be entertained by the Zulu dancers and singers at the Zulu Cultural village and then enter their huts to learn more about the Zulus culture! I also took my clients for a tour around the reptile park before the Zulu cultural village tour.
Durban safari; Zulu hut
After enjoying the great Zulu dancers and the Zulu culture we made our way onward through the valley of 1000 hills to look at the spectacular views. The valley of 1000 hills is a beautiful area!
Once we made our way through and back to the main road we headed off to Tala game reserve for our safari part of the tour.
We entered at the gate and some of the client decided they wanted an open vehicle game drive so we tried to make a last minute plan with out success.
This turned out to be a good thing at the weather clouded over and it got very cold 15 degrees and later it rained.
We were very luck as later we also spotted a Black backed Jackal which is a rare sighting at Tala game reserve!
Durban safari; Black backed Jackal
We continued with our Durban safari tour and spotted a lot of animals including; Ostrich, Blessbok, Kudu, Warthogs and many more.
Durban safari; Ostrich
Our Durban safari tour continued and it was not long before we found the Rhino that we had been looking for! These days at Tala game reserve after incidents of poaching the Rhinos have guards which monitor them through the day and with radio transmitter collars.
Durban safari; Rhino
Our Durban safari continued on and we found some great looking Zebra which were close to the road and later even some that crossed the road in front of us. A real Zebra crossing!
Durban safari; Zebra
It was not long before we made our way down to the dam and found some Hippos resting in the water. The best part of this was that the big male was mating! You don’t see this every day on a Durban safari tour.
Durban safari; Hippo mating
Moving along with our Durban safari we eventually spotted some Giraffe and first it was a couple of males and then later a Journey of Giraffe with some youngsters.
Durban safari; Giraffe
So this was now the end of another great African safari tour and we were caught in a torrential down pour of rain so we made our way out of the Tala game reserve carefully and in just under an hour were back at the ship to drop the clients off.
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