Having just returned from an incredible safari in the Greater St Lucia
Wetland Reserve, where we spoilt 30 international executives, I can
safely state that this has to be one of the world's most privileged
Boredom is not an option! What with meeting Zulu's, chasing huge whales, fishing for marlin, horse trailing amongst the herds, guided walks with Park Rangers and kayaking with hippos and crocs, it is a big, very big, African safari experience. What's more, this safari is in a MALARIA FREE region!
From the end of May, every year, one of earth's furtherest marine migrations reaches the East Coast of Africa. But, this event co-incides with various other Indian Ocean events. Once all these events culminate, the most remarkable marine spectacular is witnessed, by all.
A visit to the East Coast of South Africa during June to September, will make you a spectator to the presence of tens of thousands of sea birds, enormous pods of whales and dolphin, countless numbers of game fish and massive shoals of sardines. It is the sardines that these marine inhabitants are gorging themselves on. Millions get consumed and netted, but millions more spawn successfully.
The Whales are Humpback Whales and after gorging on sardines, they continue northwards. Eventually, passing St. Lucia in their thousands, but their imminent arrival is marked by the presence of millions upon millions of sardines and seabirds, which gather in the Port St. Johns (lower East Coast) area and move northwards (stopping near Durban). This northerly direction allows the sardines to feed on the huge plankton blooms that occur during the winter months. Then after the whales have feasted on these enormous sardine shoals they move north past St. Lucia onwards to the warm tropical waters.
These sardines become a ready source of food, which gives the whales an extra boost of energy on their long haul to the Tropics. Interestingly, the whole whale population moves north, sub-adults, males and females. This is to get away from the icy South Pole conditions and the expanding winter ice sheet.
When the Whales reach the tropics, the pregnant females calf and mate in the warm tropical waters between Madagascar and the East Coast of Africa. The warm tropical waters are beneficial to the young whales, which have little protection from the icy polar waters. However, when the whale calves return to the South Pole to feed on the huge shoals of krill, they have trebled in weigh. This weigh is gained from their mothers rich milk and is in the form of a thick layer of blubber, which protects them from the icy polar waters.
So to be a witness to this spectacular event, a visit to St. Lucia between the end of May and October, will make you a witness to some of the best whale watching in the World !!! (Information on whales supplied by K. Barker.)
And here is a package you cannot refuse!!!
THE GREAT AFRICAN WHALE & WETLAND SAFARI
IMAGINE ....A UNIQUE FULLY INCLUSIVE BIG GROUP SAFARI WITH NO HIDDEN COSTS
Into the World Heritage Site of the Greater St Lucia Wetland Reserve.
INCLUDING ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:-
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