Project Description

Safari Description

Situated in the game rich, southern section of the world renowned Kruger National Park, bounded by 3 major river systems, the extensive 15 000 hectare area offers a diverse array of habitats. The vast grasslands dominate the northern portion, whereas the southern and central areas are more heavily wooded and interspersed with lush riverine thickets. An exclusive Kruger Lodge Safari is one of Africa’s greatest experiences and definitely worth every cent.

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About the Lodge

A stunning luxury and exclusive Kruger safari lodge situated in the easily accessible southern portion of Kruger National Park, home to the Big Five and a variety of other animals and birds, which roam freely in their natural habitat. Game Drives are done on private roads led by informative rangers in open Landrovers. Alternatively guests can take guided walks or relax in the magnificent lodge, it all happens on over 15000 hectares of exclusive use prime game and wilderness area.

Game Activities

Your Guides love to share their extensive knowledge, and work closely with their Shangaan trackers to get the best sightings. There is great communication between the two and the Trackers are encouraged to share their knowledge of local uses of herbs and trees, animals and birds. We go out in the early morning and late afternoons in open Landrovers and can follow the Big 5 off road in careful, controlled circumstances, this is an experience few guests would like to miss.

More about the Lodge

A choice between a Classic Suite or Premier Suite, both options en-suite with Air-conditioning and combining luxury and modern African decor with private decks and river views.

You are met upon arrival at Nelspruit Airport (KMIA) and transferred (1h45min) to your upmarket Private Lodge within the southern portion of the Kruger National Park, checking in from 12:00 – 3:00pm.
A return transfer is provided upon check out at around 10:30am for your onward flight from Nelspruit.
Transfers to/from Hazyview and other area can be arranged, please enquire.

Check into your luxury accommodations, enjoy a delicious lunch, have a refreshing dip in the pool, unwind at the bar or relax on the deck with the beautiful views overlooking this special part of Africa, complete with animals on your doorstep.
You will depart on your evening game drive in the late afternoon. Your qualified guide will facilitate your first thrilling opportunity to experience the varied African fauna and flora. Watch the magnificent African sunset, and after darkness falls, use powerful spotlights to locate nocturnal animals.

Mornings: Early wake up for a morning game drive followed by a healthy breakfast overlooking the river and bush below.
Late morning you have the opportunity to join a safari walk where Field Guides will fascinate guests with information on the smaller reptiles and insects, which they might have missed on drives. Southern Kruger is a birders’ paradise, as there are over 420 species of birds to be found.

Midday: Relax in the Library with a good book, lounge by the Pool, enjoy a delicious lunch, more time by the pool or unwind further in the lounge, maybe an afternoon nap with the sounds of the wild filtering up through your suite deck.

Midday: Relax in the Library with a good book, lounge by the Pool, enjoy a delicious lunch, more time by the pool or unwind further in the lounge, maybe an afternoon nap with the sounds of the wild filtering up through your suite deck.

Early wake up with tea & coffee served before your last game drive searching for those animals you have yet to tick off your list.
Return to the lodge for your final breakfast, before saying goodbye to your hosts and catching the return transfer to Nelspruit.

More about Game activities

Your Guides love to share their extensive knowledge, and work closely with their Shangaan trackers to get the best sightings. There is great communication between the two and the Trackers are encouraged to share their knowledge of local uses of herbs and trees, animals and birds.
We go out in the early morning and late afternoons in open Landrovers and can follow the Big 5 off road in careful, controlled circumstances, this is an experience few guests would like to miss. Guests are able to get really close to the animals and experience truly fantastic photographic opportunities. Early mornings start off a little cold, but a stop is made later for warming drinks, or cold ones, if preferred. A highlight of late afternoon drives is the time spent at sundowner time. This is the moment to appreciate the magnificence of an African sunset, whilst sipping sundowner drinks.
A great location to enjoy wonderful walks, because it is so large and unspoiled. It is quite a different experience to see animals on foot and always very exciting. The walks offer the opportunity to look at and learn about the smaller things and just to appreciate the special smell of the African bush, listening to the calls of the many species of birds. Walks are generally taken after breakfast and guests are always accompanied by an armed Ranger, there is a minimum age requirement of 16 years as per South African law.
This area of Kruger provides the ideal habitat for large herds of zebra, wildebeest and other plains animals. The white rhino enjoy the numerous pans and wallows, whilst the shyer and more elusive black rhino can be found in the more thickly wooded areas. Herds of buffalo roam through grasslands seeking the succulent grasses, before moving down to rivers to amble slowly through the reeds. Elephants can frequently be seen all over the concession and in the river in front of the lodge is a favourite place for them to spend hours at a time. Guests relaxing at the lodge pools can find themselves enthralled, watching elephant families equally enjoying their own pools, particularly if the families include endearing babies.

Where you find animals, you find the predators. Tracking lions in the open safari vehicles is one of the most exciting things to do and guests will never forget the spine chilling and awesome sound of a lion roaring at close quarters. Leopards are also found here, however more difficult to spot, but guests are rewarded with the sight of one of the most beautiful animals in the world.

Safari Details

  • Days: We recommend a minimum of 2 nights
  • Start Location: Nelspruit Airport (KMIA)
  • End Location: Nelspruit Airport (KMIA)
  • Pax.: n/a
  • Departure: Daily
  • Pick up: Off your late morning/midday flight
  • Drop off: In time for your onward flight

Included:
3 full meals per day, All Teas and Coffees, Afternoon Tea, 2 Game Drives and a Safari Walk daily (no u/16 years old), return Nelspruit Airport (KMIA) transfers and Kruger National Park conservation fee.

Excluded:
Bar bill, soft drinks, beauty treatments, gratuities and items of a personal nature.

  • Languages: English (other language on request)
  • Accommodation: Classic Suite or Premier Suite
  • Vehicle Road Transfer: Luxury sedan or similar
  • Game Drive: Open Safari Vehicle
  • Game Drive: Open Safari Vehicle
  • Baggage Allowed: One medium suitcase and one shoulder bag
  • Recommended Pre/Post-Tours: Please enquire
  • 2019 Rates:
    3 days in a Classic Suite @ R 17 200 pp sharing
    3 days in a Premier Suite @ R 18 600 pp sharing
    4 days in a Classic Suite @ R 24 500 pp sharing
    4 days in a Premier Suite @ R 26 500 pp sharing

    Please enquire for single person rates.

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What Clients’ Say

We really appreciate our clients feedback on their African Blue experience as we are constantly striving to improve our service levels and selection of tour and safari experiences.

“Wir standen im Mai 2013 unter großem Zeitdruck als wir unsere Safari kurzfristig buchen mussten.Alles ist absolut perfekt gelaufen. David war sehr hilfreich und geduldig und hat uns ein optimales Angebot zusammengestellt. Unsere Tour hat sowohl Lukimbi als auch Idube beinhaltet. Das ganze war ein absolut einmaliges Erlebnis. Essen, Safaris, Servive nichts hätte besser sein können. Vor Ort haben wir dann noch festgestellt, dass bei anderen Anbietern deutlich mehr bezahlt wurde. Alles in allem kann der Anbieter uneingeschränkt empohlen werden. Es gab absolut nichts zu beanstanden.

We had great time pressure when we booked our tour in May 2013. Everything went absolutely perfect. David was very helpful, friendly and organized a perfect tour. We visited both Lukimbi and Idube and had an incredible time. Food, Transport, Safaris, everything went absolute perfect. We also found out that other providers charged significantly more. Altogether, I can fully recommend the tour. “

Joscha Beckmann, Germany
“Perfect organization”
5 of 5 starsReviewed 16 December 2012
I used African Blue Tours for a 3-day-safari trip. Although it was on short-notice everything went very well and David did everything to make my wishes come true. The accommodation, transport and safari were exactly like it was described before or even better. It was just an awesome experience and I can definitely recommend to book with African Blue Tours. Thank you, David!
Anne B, Rostock, Germany

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