Accommodations: beautiful room with more than king size canopy bed. some rooms have own jacuzzi others have own pool. stylish bathroom.
When booking: although a private concession you can book either directly through Imbali or through the National Parks website. Attention: special requests made through parks website might not be well relayed to the hotel. It helps to double check with the hotel directly to avoid ungranted wishes.
Game drives: So so. Yes, it's nature so no guarantees right? However, your luck also depends on which guide you get. Some are passionate about their work and communicate lots of interesting information about animals as well as being able to track them well. Some are drivers who claim to be guides. They have limited knowledge about the animals and therefore do not understand their behavior much less be able to track them. if you happen to get this latter category your safari car will end up trailing after other cars who have sighted the game. the cars communicate through radio. unfortunately a guide is assigned to you upon arrival. you cannot choose.
Food: Good. More complex than the usual grub you can get at bush restaurants but don't expect a michelin star. wine list okay but best bring your own if you are celebrating a special occasion. they charge a corkage fee of R50.
- 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