The Base Camp Trail Imfolozi 3 Nights 4 days ...Price R 5999.00 pp
A Trails Officer One with the Gun to protect, assisted by a Field Ranger,
Both are fully qualified ,Their experience and knowledge of the bush will enrich the experience, as well as ensure the safety of hikers. All three nights are spent at the comfortably equipped Mndindini Trails Camp, where hikers are housed in comfortable 2-bed tents.
The camp has a communal ablution facility with hot and cold water as well as flushing toilets. The kitchen has a fridge for cold drinks. Hikers motor vehicles remain here. After booking in at Mpila Resort, Hikers are directed to the Mndindini Trails Camp where they will be greeted by the Trails Officer, Field Guide and the cook.
It is recommended that visitors check in at Mpila Resort by 13:00 on the first day of the safari. So that they can settle in at their leisure, in time to meet the Trails Officer for a briefing at 14:00 at the Mndindini Trails Camp.
During the briefing please advise the officer if you would like to go on an afternoon walk or you would like to relax at the camp.
The following two days will be spent walking in the Imfolozi Wilderness Area.
Hikers depart after breakfast, carrying only a daypack each, containing their personal effects, water and lunch. The trail party will cover between 7 and 14 km per day depending on conditions. For this reason, a reasonable degree of fitness is required.
River crossings are sometimes necessary during the walks. The daily routine varies according to the time of year and Trails Officer’s personal style of guiding. On the final day trailists will do a morning walk, returning to Mndindini for a snack after which hikers are free to pack up and leave by 11:00.
It is essential that you wear a comfortable pair of hiking boots, which are well worn in. Base Camp Trails are run from mid-February to mid-December and can accommodate a maximum of eight pax..
Arrival and Registration
Please check-in at Mpila Resort by 13:00 on the first day of the trail. From there, hikers may drive around the game reserve (should time allow it) or go directly to Mndindini Trails Base Camp to arrive by 14:00.
Here Hikers will be welcomed by the Trails Officer, Field Guide and cook, and will be shown to their accommodation. guests may not, under any circumstances leave the immediate area, base-camp on foot, Unless accompanied by an officer or guide.
Remember, this is a Big Five Park! There are no mosquito nets available.
Equipment Provided by KZN Wildlife
All food, tea, coffee and fruit juice
• All cutlery and crockery
• All daypacks
• Water bottles
• All bedding
• First Aid kit
The trail is fully catered and Hikers will be provided with three meals per day, starting with supper on the day of arrival and concluding with lunch on the day of departure. Meals are tasty, simple but nutritious and quantities provided should satisfy most appetites. The menus have been developed with input from previous hikers and we welcome any comments.
If you are a vegetarian or have other special dietary requirements, please notify the Trails Consultant when making a booking. The Trails Manager will try to make appropriate arrangements, where possible.
People with any special requirements may of course bring their own food and every assistance will be given to prepare it. Regrettably there can be no reduction in the cost of the trail.
Tea, coffee and a cold drink are also provided. Fruit and nuts are provided as snacks between meals. Trailists are more than welcome to provide their own between-meal snacks and refreshments.
A little alcohol may be brought into the wilderness area
Packing List & Some NB Advice...
• 2 dull-coloured shirts/blouses
• 3 changes of underwear
• 2 pairs shorts or the equivalent
• 1 pair of trousers or jeans
• 1 tracksuit
• 1 hat
• 1 swimming costume (optional)
• 1 light raincoat
• 1 warm bush jacket or jersey
• Sun protection cream
• Torch with spare batteries
• Insect repellent
• 1 pair of comfortable boots or the equivalent and 1 pair of sandals for around the camp
• Toiletries, including environment friendly/ biodegradable soap
• Binoculars, camera, Fresh batteries, Small solar charger big as you can carry,field guide, Journal etc. (optional)
NB: It is imperative that you wear a comfortable pair of hiking boots, which are well worn in. Bayticol spray (from your pharmacy) is recommended as ticks can be a problem at certain times of the year. Zululand winters are cold, with temperatures dropping significantly at night, whilst the summer temperatures can rise fairly high by midday and rain can be a factore. But the rain is welcomed, it cools the bush down .
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