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Imbali Safari Lodge

3. Imbali Safari Lodge
5. Imbali Safari Lodge
2. Imbali Safari Lodge

About Imbali Safari Lodge

Accommodation type: Safari Lodge

Location: Central Kruger National Park

Nearest Kruger gate: Orpen Gate (48km)

Food: All-inclusive

Budget: $$$$

Perfect for… Escaping it all in serious luxury

This exclusive lodge is in the 10,000-hectare private Mluwati Concession, set within the world-renowned Kruger National Park.


Each private suite has its own private plunge pool and en-suite bathroom, with magnificent views of the wilderness beyond.


The sparkling swimming pool at the main lodge area promises a refreshing dip while providing the opportunity to enjoy the rich and varied wildlife that comes to the Imbali waterhole for a cooling drink.


Meals are taken in the comfortable dining room where an impressive Jackalberry tree rises through the deck and Tsonga-styled thatched roof. Dinner may be served under the stars while you listen to the enchanting sounds of the surrounding bush coming alive at night.


With some of Kruger’s most spectacular landscapes and an extraordinary variety of wildlife, birdlife and plant life within the concession, each safari experience is unique. Guests enjoy a morning and afternoon safari in open 4x4 vehicles.


The early morning safaris are very rewarding with light for photography. Lions are still lively and on the move at this time, antelope are more energetic, and an abundance of birds may also be seen. The afternoon safaris provide an opportunity to see nocturnal animals and perhaps even the elusive Leopard.


During the winter months the morning safaris depart at 06h00 and the afternoon safaris depart at 16h00. In summer the times change to 05h00 for the morning and 17h00 for the afternoon safaris.


Tea and coffee is served before the morning safari departs and in the afternoon you will enjoy high tea before setting off.

Facilities & services

  • Games drives: 2 per day included

  • All meals included (buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, high tea, three-course dinner)

  • Private plunge pool with each suite

  • Swimming pool overlooking Imbali waterhole

  • Spa treatments

Types of accommodation

Imbali Safari Lodge hosts 12 spacious luxury suites.  All have en-suite bathrooms with ball and claw antique styled baths and built-in showers. The private verandas each have a plunge pool with views either onto the riverbed or over the Savannah grasslands. The tranquil luxury is outstanding.


Imbali Safari Lodge is situated on the Mluwati Private Concession within the borders of Kruger National Park, giving you access to an area of the park that is off-limits to the vast majority of Kruger visitors.


The nearest Kruger gate is Orpen (48km), while the nearest town is Hoedspruit (110km).  Both Skukuza Airport (78km) and Hoedspruit Airport (110km) are easily accessible, and flights and transfers from the airport can be arranged.

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We’d love to help you book your accommodation at the stunning Imbali Safari Lodge and make your dream Kruger experience come to life!  We’ve made it really simple for you too…  Just fill in the details in this form, hit submit, and we’ll get back to you with availability and prices as soon as possible!

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All enquiries for Imbali Safari Lodge are handled by our wonderful and carefully selected partner Danielle Sheedy of Safari Creators, and she can help with all your Kruger and other African travel requirements.

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