Mkuze Game Reserve is situated in Northern Zululand, a 40 000 hectare Game Reserve world renown for its birding possibilities. Mkuze Game Reserve offers some incredible game viewing while within the reserve however it is the Birding that makes this game reserve so unique. Mkuze Game Reserve was proclaimed in 1912 and has since remained under the protection of KZN Wildlife. The reserve has various accommodation styled huts within the reserve and makes for some adventurous safari action. It boasts the Big 4 and incredibly 400 plus species of Birdlife may be encountered. Travel to the various pans within Mkuze Game Reserve, Nhlonhlela and Nsumo in the North and East, the pans are home to Nile Crocodiles, Hippo’s, Pelicans and Duck’s and Geese which gather during various time of the year.
The Mkhuze River runs along the northern and eastern borders with fig forest’s along its banks. Various animal species that may be found in the Mkuze Reserve include White and Black Rhino, Leopard, Elephant, Giraffe, Nyala, Wildebeest and much more. Rare species include Cheetah, Wild Dog, Hyenas and Suni.
Mkuze Game Reserve also offers one a chance to enjoy one of Three hides that have been placed within the reserve, a great place to witness animal species and Birdlife. Each ranger with his or her personal experience and unique insight into the various Game Reserves will undoubtedly make your safari a memorable one.