3 Day Imbali Safari Tour

. Imbali Safari Lodge is one of three luxury safari lodges in the private concession and promises guests luxurious accommodation in a spectacular setting and an outstanding safari experience.

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  • Duration: 3 Days
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Description

The 3-day Imbali safari tour takes guests to the heart of the Kruger National Park to the Mluwati Concession.  

Glorious days at Imbali Safari Lodge are spent exploring the vast wilderness region on sunrise and sunset game drives and enjoying hours of relaxation and pampering back at the lodge, as well as a magical “sofa safari” from the privacy of their own viewing deck. 

The private concessions within the iconic Kruger National Park are areas of land where carefully selected operators have a license to offer all the benefits of a luxury safari lodge on a private reserve. Guests staying at Imbali Lodge are taken on game drives in an open safari vehicle within the private concession and have access to the public roads of Kruger Park.  

 Imbali Safari Lodge is a splendid 5-star luxury lodge that lies nestled in a grove of ancient Jackalberry and Tamboti trees on the banks of the Nwaswitsontso River in the iconic Kruger National Park. It’s one of three luxury lodges in the Mluwati Concession. Each airconditioned deluxe suite is stylishly decorated in neutral colours with enchanting African touches. Large glass doors open onto a private viewing deck with its own plunge pool. 

Luxurious features include an ensuite bathroom with stone and marble fittings and a Victorian-style bath and walk-in shower and a massive King-size bed with mosquito netting and quality linen.  

Meals at the main lodge are served on the outdoor deck around a sparkling pool with a panoramic view of the surrounding bushveld. Dinner is served under the stars at the outdoor boma.  

Highlights

  • Big 5 safari tour of Mluwati Concession and the rest of Kruger National Park 
  • Scenic drive through the historic towns of the Panorama Route 
  • Pick up and drop off in the safari hub of Hoedspruit  

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Itinerary

Day 1: Johannesburg - Kruger National Park

Two shuttle buses depart each day from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg; 06h45 and 10h45.

It’s a 5-6 hour drive from Johannesburg to Imbali Safari Lodge in the Kruger National Park; We take the scenic route through the historic towns of the Panorama Route and to the town of Hoedspruit with scheduled stops for bathroom breaks and leg stretches.

Arrive mid-day in the Mluwati Concession and book into Imbali Safari Lodge. Enjoy a light meal and freshen up before departing late afternoon for a game drive on an open safari vehicle. Sundowners at a special vantage point.

A 3-course dinner under the stars at the outdoor boma at Imbali Safari Lodge (weather dependent).

Included: Sundowner drinks and a 3-course dinner with local wines, beers and soft drinks

Day 2 : Mluwati Concession In The Kruger Park

A glorious days relaxing at the camp; sandwiched between an early morning and late afternoon game drive with sundowners at a special vantage point.

Safaris are conducted on the private Mluwati Concession with unlimited access to the public roads of the Kruger National Park. A professional game ranger and expert tracker take you around in an open safari vehicle.

Tea and coffee before you depart for the sunrise game drive; light informal Brunch back at Imbali Safari Lodge and an afternoon of relaxation before departing for the evening game drive; sundowners at a special vantage point and a delicious 3-course dinner under the stars in the outdoor boma.

Included: Breakfast hot beverages, light Brunch, sundowner drinks and a 3-course dinner

Day 3 : Kruger National Park - Johannesburg

Wake up early for tea and coffee and then depart for a sunrise safari tour of the Mluwati Concession.  Enjoy a light breakfast back at Imbali Safari Lodge before checking out of your chalet.

You’ll be driven to Hoedspruit mid-morning to catch the shuttle bus back to OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.

Arrive in Johannesburg between 17h30 and 18h00, depending on traffic.

Included: Breakfast

What’s included

  • Transfer from OR Tambo International Airport to Imbali Safari Lodge in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle 
  • 2 night’s accommodation in Imbali Safari Lodge 
  • 2 morning game drives in an open safari vehicle 
  • 2 evening game drives in an open safari vehicle 
  • Professional safari guide and experienced tracker 
  • Local brands of soft drinks and alcoholic beverages 
  • All meals as per itinerary 
  • Hot beverages before morning game drive 
  • Bottled water and sundowner drinks on game drive Kruger National Park entrance and conservation fees 

What’s excluded

  •  Scheduled flights to/from OR Tambo International Airport 
  • Optional scheduled flight from OR Tambo to Hoedspruit Airport 
  • All purchases of a personal nature 
  • Gratuities 
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary  

Important information

 Guests are collected and dropped off at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. By special request, guests can be collected from their accommodation in Johannesburg or Pretoria for an additional cost. 

Collect in Johannesburg: 06h45 or 10h45
Drop-off in Johannesburg: Between 16h30 and 17h00 

Please note

If you plan to flight out of OR Tambo International Airport on the last day of the safari tour, we suggest reserving a domestic flight that departs no earlier than 19h30 and an international flight that departs no earlier than 21h00. 

For overnight accommodation close to OR Tambo International Airport, we highly recommend Saba Lodge. The lodge is owned and operated by Moafrika Tours and complimentary transfers to/from the airport and Saba Lodge are available on request. If you are planning on traveling further, we do suggest reserving a domestic flight that departs no earlier than 19:30 and an International Flight that departs no earlier than 21:00 

Flights to and from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and the Hoedspruit Airport can be arranged by us and paid for by a guest for a separate cost to the tour rate. The flying time is approximately 1 hour.  

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