Imbali is a private lodge situated on a concession within the Kruger National Park.
I was a little nervous when I saw the negative reviews as we had chosen to stay here for the last two nights of our 5 day KNP trip hoping for some luxury and pampering. And we were told that the advertised bush walks were no longer available.
However, when we arrived the staff were super friendly and went out of their way to try and make sure you had everything you needed. The rooms are wonderful with huge bathrooms and a separate toilet as well as a tub and shower with great views of the river bed. Plunge pool with chaise chairs on the deck overlooking the river are a great place to laze the afternoons away.
Drives were good considering we went not long after the floods and many roads were closed and bush was thick! Had a brilliant leopard sighting.
You feel like you are deep with in the bush but in actual fact the drive to orpen gate is quite quick.
Would have liked some optional afternoon activities as it can be vary quiet if one is not the nap type.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An exclusive lodge within the world-renowned Kruger National Park, Imbali Safari Lodge continues the safari tradition of a bygone era. Each private suite has exquisite views from the spacious wooden decks and private Jacuzzi overlooking the riverbed and the plains beyond. In the 1900's the African Safari was a journey of great danger and even greater luxury.All twelve private suites have either their own private Jacuzzi or plunge pool, large king size beds and a romantic antique-styled bath en-suite, timber walkways, telephones, mosquito nets and air conditioner.Spa treatments available in the privacy of your room, safaris in 4x4 vehicles, bird watching, guided safari walks by prior arrangement and self drive in the Kruger National Park. No cell phone reception and limited landlines. Children are welcome, but a minimum age of 6 years is applicable for game drives - at the discretion of management. Maximum of 2 children under 12 years of age may share with parents. Children 5 years and younger stay complimentary when sharing with parents.The Lodge is situated in a malaria area. Gate entry fees are applicable and are charged per person per day. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Imbali Safari Hotel Kruger National Park