About Far & Wild Safaris
- Jeremy W Williamson
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Wild Safaris cc is a
registered Close Corporation since 1993, staffed by an enthusiastic,
knowledgeable and responsible team. The majority of whom have been involved
with wildlife and Zulu culture of southern Africa most of their
lives and tourism in general for many years. Controlling authorities
have been joined, in particular SATSA, Durban Africa and the 'Battlefields
Route'. All necessary industry criteria have been met with attention
to our client's requirements with their satisfaction, a priority. Close
association with certain travel agents and other service providers has
been established over the years which ensures value for money and a
Reservations and communication
reservations office based in the centre of Durban is on line, telephonically,
by fax, e-mail for our clients and we are in contact with our vehicles.
Prices are quoted in South African Rand.
We accept Payments via Direct transfer and by our secure Credit Card payment facility through Virtual Card Services (Pty) Ltd.
These options & links would be sent to you when payment is due.
Credit cards accepted are: MasterCard with SecureCode, Visa with Verified by VISA, Diners Club and American Express.
We presently have
a number of SATourism registered professional tour guides used on a
guides are registered with SATourism and are highly qualified in their
fields. We have access to experts in ecology, dendrology, ornithology,
Palaeoanthology, San and San Rock Art, Zulu culture and the battles
of the Anglo-Zulu and Anglo-Boer Wars, whilst our regular guides are
highly experienced, 'peoples persons' with a fund of general knowledge
on the area, its history and fauna and flora. Scientists in specialised
fields are available for input as required. Formal presentations on
various topics are readily arranged. German and French guides for the
various language groups are used.
general mode of transport is in air-conditioned vehicles.
Open game viewing vehicles carry seven to
ten clients. We generally prefer a maximum of 6 clients in the mini-busses.
The vehicles are maintained meticulously to Department of Transport
For larger groups luxury busses are hired for the duration of the tour.
Open 4X4 game viewing vehicles would be used in the game reserves where
tours and safaris
wildlife tours are to the principal protected areas of South Africa
and especially the excellent game reserves of KwaZulu-Natal,
the Kruger National Park, as also game
reserves in Botswana and Zimbabwe.
Here you will be able to view the rich diversity wildlife. Should seeing
the 'big five' be a priority then to improve on your chances, we suggest
visiting a lodge where these Big 5 animals are tracked.
Specialised tours are offered and we are able to provide dedicated scientists
in most fields as required both in South Africa and in our neighbouring
cultural tours, visiting a working Zulu village where you would
have an interpretation of the lifestyle of the traditional Zulu portrayed.
From the design and building of their homes, their apparel through to
their traditional means of defence and how their weapons of war were
made. Their spiritual and social customs would also be acted out or
Visits to townships and meetings with local people could be arranged. In KwaZulu-Natal,
a great deal of the area traversed falls into the traditional homeland
of the Zulu and one is easily able to see the way these people now live.
Specialised tours covering the historical Anglo-Zulu
and Anglo-Boer Wars are conducted under the guidance of authorities
on the subject.
Nature Conservation Service (NCS) game reserves - now known as Ezemvelo
Imfolozi / Umfolozi Park - Home of the white rhino, the BIG 5 and its vast
wealth of fauna and flora.
Mkhuze / Mkuze Game Reserve - Abundant
birdlife, waterways with hippo and crocodile. Walking trails in search
of Black Rhino.
Ithala / Itala Game Reserve - great species diversity - Malaria free
Ndumo Game Reserve / Tembe Elephant Park - Superb birding and excellent
general game viewing
The Greater S tLucia Wetland Park - World
Heritage site, Wetland ecosystem, hippo, crocodile and waterbirds -
turtles on coast in season
Kosi Lake System Coastal reserve
- Wetland ecosystem, hippo, crocodile and waterbirds - turtles on coast
Sodwana Bay Coral reef scuba diving
Drakensberg Mountain Reserves - World Heritage
site, Scenery, San Rock Art - Trout fishing, hiking with limited wildlife
and specialised birding
South African National
We utilise the servises of specialist guides to maximise on this vast
areas wonderful diversity of wildlife. A BIG FIVE reserve
Addo Elephant Park in the Eastern Cape
We prefer a few selected Private Lodge Venues in South Africa.
In Zululand there is Phinda, Thanda and the Zululand Rhino Reserve with their various Lodges. Others are Amakhosi Lodge, Mkuze Falls, Falaza, Bonamanzi and Zimanga.
For the finest Big 5 sightings and in particular, Leopard, then its Lodges in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve or the Timbavati which are open and adjoining the Kruger Park. For a luxury Lodge experience inside the Kruger Park thee are a number of Private Lodges on their own sole use Concession.
In the Eastern Cape there are a number of excellent wildlife venues such as Shamwari, Amakhala, Kariega and others along with the Greater Addo National Park