This morning we took a wonderful walk from Umkhumbi Lodge around the walking trails of Kuleni Game Park. The sun was shining, there was a gentle breeze and the air was full of birdsong. I heard a Gorgeous Bushshrike, a Red-chested Cuckoo, Sombre Greenbul, Emerald-spotted Wood Dove and a Green-backed Camaroptera (which will always be […]
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Yesterday we took a drive into Mkhuze game reserve to show the volunteers a new park. Mkhuze is part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, and is about 45 minutes’ drive from Umkhumbi Lodge. We entered through Ophansi gate on the eastern side, and headed down to Nsumo pan where there are great views of the […]
EXCITING NEWS ! Umkhumbi Lodge – Hluhluwe We are delighted that after successful negotiations with our closest neighbouring properties, Umkhumbi Lodge has dropped fences and is now part of the larger conservation area known as KULENI GAME PARK. This is a great development for small scale conservation, as the wildlife from all properties will now be […]
We’ve had some lovely early rainfall this season and the bush is coming alive. The grass is growing, the wildflowers are blooming and the birds are singing! Most mornings now we are waking up to the call of the Red-chested Cuckoo, the Eastern Nicator and the Red-fronted Tinkerbird, to name just a few. We are […]
An amazing selection of birds here at the moment! From Long crested eagles to Pink throated twinspots including our resident Purple-Crested Turaco sparkling in the winter sun. We even had our regular guest Mr Goshawk, although we’re not 100% certain which type he is. Any suggestions welcome!
We are excited to announce that Donald Schultz presenter of Discovery Channel’s Animal Planet “The Venom Hunter / Wild Recon” will be at Umkhumbi Lodge in June working on a brand new project with us! Details soon to be revealed on our Special Project with Donald Schultz … and a very special promotion … so […]