We have booked two nights at a chalet in the Hilltop Reserve for the beginning of August. I now wonder if it would have been better to split the nights between Mpila Camp and Hilltop Reserve to get the best of both as I have read that the two parts of the game reserve are different to each other. Can anyone comment on the location and quality of accommodation available in both?
It is my first Safari. Following the advice in this forum, we will rent a car to get to Hluhluwe and to self-drive at least to some extent. However, I wonder if it might be a good idea to opt for one or more activities on offer. The only problem is that there is so much to choose from and too little time.
There are a variety of different wildlife trails on offer. If I understand the concept correctly they are all walks. We could possibly do one of those but than wouldn't have time for much else. Has anyone done such a wildlife trail? How does it compare to car-based safari or self-driving? A short version would be a simple guided walk that last for approximately two hours. Is it worth it or possibly too short? It seems that there are even some walks near the camps for which one doesn't need a ranger.
I also read that the evening/night game drives are a good option to see nocturnal wildlife. I guess that would be to be preferred to day drives.
I appreciate your response on your Hluhluwe Game Reserve experience - in particular on the activities on offer. Thanks!