St. Lucia day 1

The small town of St. Lucia it’s built in the estuary of a great lake with the same name, Inhabitants lives of tourism for its beautiful beaches but above all to be the starting point to visit the three natural parks that surround it: the Isimangaliso (which includes the lake ) the Hluhluwe and the Imfolozi. Which are two huge reserves of the Kwazulu Natal.
This morning we planned an exit by boat along the river to see the hippos and crocodiles. At 9:30 we are picked up and we reach the small port in five minutes, where a small boat awaits us. We climb in nine and we sit on normal plastic chairs anchored to the floor: hopefully good! A cheerful skipper takes us to places where hippos practically rest for the whole day waiting for dusk when they start looking for the various tons of grass that are used to feed them. We also see numerous crocodiles, a beautiful snake coiled on a branch and several birds. Stop for a coffee and a scones and then off to the marina. Returning to the hotel, we quickly set up the car and set off for the Isimangaliso park, which contains the large St. Lucia lake. A long ride through the park’s inner roads and paths up to Cape Vidal, huge sand dunes, endless herd of hippos, birds, and finally a beautiful series of fishermen waiting for a dip along the shores of the Indian ocean.