We recently stayed at Imbali Safari Lodge in February 2013. From the moment we arrived, we fell in love with the lodge, the staff, the ambiance, and the elegant and comfortable decor. The game drives were fantastic and the guides were very knowledgeable. On one afternoon game drive, we stopped and the guides actually served us ice cream cones! We met wonderful people and made friends with a couple from England and a couple from Australia. We enjoyed excellent full-spread buffet breakfasts with eggs-to-order and delicious cappuccinos, delicious full lunches, english tea complete with different treats every day (Scones, mini-quiches, pastries, shortbread), and over-the-top served dinners. We enjoyed sharing wine with others at our table and toasting to the big-five animals we'd seen on the day's game drives. This was a honeymoon trip for us, and I pre-arranged red roses and a bottle of wine to surprise my husband. In addition, every night, the staff arranged a romantic surprise in our room for us. They arranged rose-petals on the bed in a heart shape one night. We came back from dinner another night to find a hot bubble-bath with rose petals and a candle-lit bathroom. It was truly the trip of a lifetime and one of the most idealistic settings we could have imagined! Imbali is a "must do", and we cannot wait to bring our kids back with us some day.
- 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