Imbali Safari Lodge

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Imbali Safari Lodge

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The luxurious Imbali Lodge is nestled on the banks of the N’waswitsontso River within the private Mluwati concession. The concession, covering 10 000 hectares of pristine wilderness, is located in the central region of the world-renowned Kruger National Park. With only three lodges occupying the land, travelers are sure to have an exclusive safari experience.

Highlights

  • 10,000ha Big 5 private concession area within Kruger National Park
  • Spacious suites with private plunge pools & viewing deck
  • On game-drives, safari vehicles are permitted to leave the road and drive off-road to get closer to the wildlife and capture that perfect image

You should know

  • Children over six welcome with specifically-tailored kiddies activities available

The detail

Imbali was designed to be conscious of its carbon footprint on the environment and as a result, has successfully managed to offer a luxurious lodge without compromising on safari traditions.

Imbali Safari Lodge boasts twelve spacious private Suites. The suites are reminiscent of a 1900s African safari, with finely crafted furniture and large French door that run the length of the room. Each suite features a king-size bed, a lounge area with fireplace, en-suite bathroom with a vintage claw-foot bathtub and full windows that off views of the riverine bush, luxury bathroom amenities and bathrobes, an expansive deck that overlooks the Nwaswitsontso river or savannah grasslands, and outdoor pool to round off your safari experience.

The lodge facilities include a dining area, lounge area, sparkling swimming pool, in-room spa treatments, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Enjoy morning and late afternoon game drives conducted by highly skilled guides in open 4 x 4 vehicles. For the more adventurous traveler, guided bush walks can be arranged by prior arrangements.  

Imbali Safari Lodge is ideal for solo explorers, couples, and families looking to experience an exclusively South African safari.

Price includes

  • Accommodation, all meals, selected beverages (soft drinks, water, beer, selected wines & spirits), twice-daily game drives.
  • Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our Agents for the best, most current rates available.
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Rates & Pricing

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Michelle
You can be very proud on this lodge. The service, the staff, the rangers, the food and the lodge itself, but I must imprint the staff were fantastic. It is one lodge we will definitely go to again. We made this promise to ourselves. If you really want to treat yourself book in here.
Jill
Imbali is a very nice lodge in an untraveled section of Kruger (near the Orphen Gate). Our guide was terrific - best part of our stay. Lodge was very nice; food was decent. We would go again.
rowland
Totally great experience. This was a return visit and was if anything better than last time. Thanks to all the staff for a most enjoyable stay.
rowland
This was a return visit and the total experience was even better than before. Thanks to all for a most enjoyable holiday.
My Christian(Denby)
We had a wonderful time and was very fortunate to be able to see all of Africa's Big Five while there for just a short stay. My only disappointment was the fact that the lodge was not made aware that we were celebrating our honeymoon, even though I had informed our park coordinator in advance. The superb service, meals and accommodations were more than worth a return visit, maybe for an anniversary! Blessings
Johan
Excellent game viewing with buffalo kill by lions and then hyena and vultures
John
the Imbali Lodge is something of a Banyan Tree concept and well appointed. In comparison with the Hoyo Hoyo we found the staff here a little less friendly or attentive in the lodge but the driver on safari was great-Nicholas. The manageress-Dominique was also very helpful. Dining was pleasant but portions a bit light.
Rasaratnam Logendran
We were very pleased with the service we received at Imbali Lodge. The staff were very courteous and made sure that our stay was very pleasant and relaxing. This includes everyone: Manager, Ranger, Chef, waiters, shuttle bus drivers, House Keeping Staff, and others.We would definitely recommend Imbali Lodge to our friends, should they be interested in visiting Kruger National Park in the future.
robin moulton
We just returned from a 3 day stay at the Imbali Lodge. The setting is quiet and lovely. The feeling is safe. Each cottage has a comfortable large bed, sitting area and a well equipped bath. The deck and hot tub look out over the river. The staff was friendly and accommodating without being overbearing. The lodge provides plenty of food. Coffee and tea before the morning drives, breakfast is waiting when you return at 9, lunch, afternoon tea, a drink and snack on the evening drive and dinner. All the food was tasty. The best part was the drives. Our guide - Steffen- was terrific. Even when we didn't find too many animals one evening he filled in with his knowledge of the birds, reptiles and plant life of the park. Some fun stories too. We saw the big five plus many other creatures.
Cathrine Patricia Lotter
Outstanding service.Great location.A MUST visit if you are in and around the Kruger.I will stay there again - soon if I can.
Cathrine Patricia Lotter
Outstanding location. Outstanding lodge. Outstanding service and help. If ever you go to the Kruger this is a MUST stay. I will go there again without a doubt. Welcoming manager Rieka was exceptional. The best stay I have ever had. Loved everything. Trish
Leanne McCabe
Absolutely wonderful.The staff and services was out of this world.We will be back again.
Dave Burton
Rooms were beautifully appointed but jacuzzi did not function properly. Managerial oversight at reception and particularly in the dining room was not adequate. Meals were erratic ranging from great to below acceptable eg: Risotto was just squashed rice on top of mashed potato. Wine list was disappointing. VERY disappointed there were no walking safaris available - evidently due to "problems with the rifles". Otherwise, game drives and guide were great.
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4.7
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180 reviews
Feb 1, 2023
The person helping me was great
The person who was helping me with the booking, Carien, was exceptionally helpful and she made it very easy to get information and to get my booking sorted. The website was very easy to navigate and receive good information about which spots offer which amenities
Wynand De Villiers
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ZA
Jan 27, 2023
I cant say much but safari is the best…
I cant say much but safari is the best when it comes to book coz they know client are always right and they help me very quicky.God bless u
Phathu Matshintshisa
,
ZA
Jan 11, 2023
Unorgettable trip in South Africa
We have spent 12 days as a family in South Africa with my 3 children and my wife who is in a wheelchair. Thanks to Pascal, Safari.com consultant, we were able to spend an unforgettable moment with a great program while being well accompanied despite our constraints. I recommand particularly the "Monwana game lodge" for a safari in Hoedspruit. It's an amazing place with very nice people and a real family atmosphere. Thank you to the entire Safari.com team for this unforgettable trip.
fabrice dont
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FR
Nov 26, 2022
We had an amazing first safari…
We had an amazing first safari experience with Safari.com! 💯Thanks to Dolan for the well planning and ensure our itinerary goes smoothly and safely!
CSY
,
ZA
Oct 21, 2022
Superior service, knowledgeable, transparent, amazing can-do attitude
These guys get 10/10. I have booked with them a few times. To Kruger National Park, including both public and private(concession) camps, flights and car hire. Their senior agent, Dolan is exceptional. Nothing is too much trouble. Attention to detail, transparency, and 'can-do' attitude are out of the ordinary. I recently came into contact with Tanya at safari.com as well. It looks like all their agents are similarly well trained. Thank you. I cannot recommend Dolan and his team highly enough.
customer
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AU
Nov 18, 2022
Cape Town miracle
I was in Cape Town, South Africa recently for an athletic competition and had allowed myself a week of personal time to relax and properly conclude the trip, but had not bothered to plan a safari to occupy the time. I was skeptical of the cost and whether I would enjoy the experience, however a couple days into that final week it occurred to me, in a bit of a panic attack, what a waste it would be not to take advantage of this opportunity. I hopped online and started looking at flights to Johannesburg (almost all the safaris in SA start there with an early morning pick up), but it was basically impossible to get a flight early enough and/or to coordinate with the multiple safaris operating in or just outside of Kruger. With no apparent options available to turn my remaining 4 1/2 days into even a 3 day safari I stumbled on the most obvious website one could imagine, Safari.com. I'd completely given up negotiating all the variables on my own but here was a safari travel agent that might be able to help me .. and they were based right out of Cape Town, literally a stones throw from my lodgings. Serendipity, or so i hoped. I immediately sent out an email and crossed my fingers .. for roughly an hour and a half, at which point Dolan from Safari.com responded to me requesting I give him a call so that we could expedite potential arrangements. My in country phone plan wasn't able to make calls, but we arranged for him to call me and not 3 hours after being in the grip of despair Dolan got through to me and far from notifying me of how absurd it was to hold out hope for a literally, last minute safari adventure with barely 4 days available to me, he had already worked out all the details I'd sent and created a preliminary safari trip that would bypass Johannesburg airport for a flight the next morning to a closer, much, much smaller airport where I would be picked up taken, not to a 3 day safari, but a full 4 day safari, then back to the tiny, tiny airport for a return flight to Cape Town with 2 hours to spare for my return leg all the way home. It almost feels like an afterthought, after the minor miracle Dolan was able to conjure up, but the safari itself at Simbavati Lodge was just an absolutely stunning experience. The single "tent" he booked me was as luxurious as any 4 star hotel I've stayed in, the game drives, one every morning, one every evening were more amazing than I could have ever imagined, and the food, 3 meals a day with snacks and an open bar was sublime. I could go on about the wonderful staff, or the wonderful other safari goers you can meet and grab a drink with, or the different animals walking through the open lodge facilities daily .. but I've gone on long enough. I'll simply conclude by saying .. safari, absolutely, yes, do it, it is amazing. And when you do decide, Safari.com will do you right and if you have the pleasure of working with Dolan, do give him my thanks .. the entire experience was the best part of my trip :)
Damian Glennon
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CA
Nov 12, 2022
A great company
What to say! We planned a South African Safari for 2020 with Safari.com. We researched companies and took a chance on one we had never heard of before. Henry Franklin was our agent, we gave him our budget and wish list. He came up with a wonderful looking trip and we made our choices! Then came Covid, preventing us from going. We couldn’t have been in better hands. Henry rebooked everything for the next year. He kept us updated on how things looked there. When in 2021, we decided it still looked iffy, he rebooked us a second time for 2022. We couldn’t have been happier with the service we had in a rough time for all. We had a wonderful experience on our trip when we finally got to go!! Henry had everything so well organized and gave us a detailed list of what transfer companies would be meeting us and when. When Airlink bumped us and put us on standby returning from Victoria Falls, we called the concierge number Henry had given us and Catherine worked hard on this and got us back on our flight. The Safari.com team had our back and we have no regrets. Would definitely use them again. Our lodging was wonderful, saw the big 5 within first 2 drives. Henry definitely knew the territory and did a great job matching what we wanted with where he suggested we go and stay. Thanks Safari.com, Henry and Catherine!
Heather Carlson
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US
Sep 5, 2022
Trip of a life time
Well where to starter, África always been my number one dream vacation, I found safari.com didn’t know anything about, but pascal made me feel very confident.pascal put my whole trip together (everything I wanted) a trip of a life time. Had the best time in Africa, was everything that I except and a little more. Pascal is the best and I will go back to Africa and will go through safari.com that I recommend and is 💯 legit.thank you for everything pascal, you rock!!!
Tricia moyses
,
US
Sep 5, 2022
For a second time I booked a safari in…
For a second time I booked a safari in South Africa by Safari.com and had the great pleasure to be assisted and followed by Dolan Sequera. I have to say I really appreciate his way to communicate with me by phone and/or WhatsApp/mail, I always got a very quick answer to my questions with solutions and or suggestions which solved the doubts/problems I had. A really very very knowledged and professional person I will surely suggest to friends of my or who ever is plannig to visit South Africa! Thank you very much Dolan
antonio caccia
,
IT
Aug 31, 2022
I've recently interacted with Dolan and…
I've recently interacted with Dolan and hands down he's been the best travel agent that I've every worked with. He was a wealth of experience and knowledge which shows volumes. He took into consideration my budget and my individual needs to tailor make a package with recommendations for my preference,he knows Kruger and Greater Kruger like the back of his hands and I will wholeheartedly recommended his services. He is truly an asset to his institution.
prinolin
,
ZA
Apr 21, 2022
The best company
I have booked several trips with Safari.com and they are the best. They are personal and professional and always pay attention to the details to make your trip special. Casper is the best agent I have worked with. We are looking forward to booking another trip!!
Steven Hopson
,
US
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