One needs to have taste to appreciate the quality of Imbali experience. Trevor and his wife, the owners of this luxurious lodge, are simply exceptional hosts. The two of them went out of their way to receive us at the Orpen gate of Kruger as we had arrived after the gate closing hours. The couple had made the necessary arrangements and were so kind to drive about 45 mins. (one way) to meet us at the gate and escort us to the lodge. We were greeted by a mostly warm but some times slightly unprofessional serving staff. Note that the owners and managers were exceptionally hospitable and professional and constantly went out of their way to make the experience memorable for our three children and for us. In addition to the morning and evening safari, they arranged a special mini safari appropriate for our little one to make sure that he gets a piece of the experience - truly a class act. Imbali has probably some of the best chefs working for them. The lavish meals served at the lodge are simply delectable. The property is very well maintained with high quality furniture all around. Imbali is a great place to relax and luxuriously and peacefully enjoy wilderness. It offers internet to stay connected to the outside world but rightfully no TV. If you are visiting Kruger to watch TV, then your taste is quite different then ours and you may find Imbali a misfit for your taste. Truly, one needs to have the taste to appreciate the hospitality of owners and managers and quality of the lodge.
- 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