Hello fellow bird lovers.
I have just returned from a great trip to South Africa to see family and enjoy a bit of a break from the cold in London . We were based in Durban in the province of Kwazulu Natal and as it’s about a 2 hour drive from the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve, I thought it would be rude not to pay it a visit. I only booked in for 4 days and the main focus was to get some new photographs of some of the local wildlife with the greener and more lush backgrounds that occur because of the abundant December rain.
The Reserve has listed around 400 bird species that can be seen on your trip and I was lucky enough to get around 130 in the 4 days without really looking. The main character I wanted to photograph was the Crested Guineafowl with its feathery wig and I got a great photo opportunity on the third day.
I also got some photos of the lovely Trumpeter Hornbill which was a lifer for me. Here are some of my favourites from the trip.
To view some photos of the mammals I encountered please take a look at the Hluhluwe trip report