Wonderfully Wild Mpila

Mpila, set high on a hill with sweeping views over both the Black and White Umfolozi Rivers, is the main accommodation base in the Imfolozi section of the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park. Apart from a single strand of electric wire strung high above the ground, designed to keep the elephants from coming into camp and digging up the water pipes, animals – including predators – have free access to the grounds. This of course make the place just all the more alluring to the de Wets!

This image of a spotted hyena licking our braai (barbeque) grid was taken on a previous visit to Mpila

Hyena in Mpila

19 thoughts on “Wonderfully Wild Mpila

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  4. UnderAnAfricanSun

    I love love love Mpila. We stayed in the tents, what an experience. Hyenas watching my husband braai from a couple metres away as I took photos from the deck of the tent. Bush pigs causing a commotion trying to get up in the deck. Unforgetable.


    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Actually, permanently erected tents on wooden decks and with en-suite ablutions are one of the accommodation options at Mpila, and very safe. But sleeping under the stars, or walking around in the dark, would be ill-advised…



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