Lukimbi Safari Lodge
Since Lukimbi Safari Lodge is bounded by three major river systems, the extensive 15 000 hectare area offers a diverse array of habitats, from grasslands, to wooden areas and lush riverine thickets. No 4×4 safari is ever the same or predictable. It’s about being at the right place at the right time, with the right people to show you where to look. Safaris go out mornings and afternoons. An incomparable way to get in touch with Africa.
The main Lukimbi Safari Lodge building welcomes you with its sweeping staircase and artistic fireplace with creatively engraved animals. Our tasteful lounge overlooks the Lwakahle River where animals often come to drink, and the bar nearby has an award-winning wine list and cellar. No detail has been omitted in our unusual African boma, a favourite outside fire-lit venue. We also move our tables around in and outside our elegant restaurant and on our stunning deck, so you can enjoy different views on different days – a detail our guests often remark upon. The library has a collection of both non-fiction and fiction available to guests as well as a computer station for their use.
Safaris take place twice daily on our private roads, the first leaving in the early morning and the second in the afternoon. Off-road driving is permitted under strictly controlled circumstances.
Enjoy your proximity to nature with high windows, a well-appointed bathroom overlooking the trees and river, and your own private deck extending from your lounge. You can’t feel closer to the bush without actually being in it. Feel spoilt with a spacious bath, inside and outside shower and separate toilet. All suites have air-conditioning; a fan; safe, gauzy, romantic mosquito nets; tea and coffee facilities; and a minibar. Even with children sharing the room, you can luxuriate in the space and atmosphere.
Though the service throughout Lukimbi Safari Lodge is unrivaled, for that extra privacy, and additional space, we recommend our ultra-luxurious King Cheetah and Giant Eagle Owl suites. They have a separate bedroom; dining area; a larger lounge; main bathroom with huge ‘shareable’ bath; an inside and outside shower; a second bathroom; and private pool with wooden deck, where elephants quite often stop by for a drink. A must for any special celebration or spoiling!
Classic Suite: ZAR24,4400.00 per person sharing, ZAR34,520.00 for a solo traveller, and ZAR13,610.00 for a child (age 2 to 12 years old) sharing with at least one adult.
Premier Suite: ZAR26,260.00 per person sharing, ZAR36,740.00 for a solo traveller, and ZAR15,120.00 for a child (age 2 to 12 years old) sharing with at least one adult.
The December Supplement (20 December 2021 - 07 January 2022)
Classic Suite: ZAR27,000.00 per person sharing, ZAR38,160.00 for a solo traveller, and ZAR15,120.00 for a child (age 2 to 12 years old) sharing with at least one adult.
Premier Suite: ZAR28,640.00 per person sharing, ZAR39,370.00 for a solo traveller, and ZAR17,400.00 for a child (age 2 to 12 years old) sharing with at least one adult.
Itinerary for This Tour
Pick up from Johannesburg airport or hotel Johannesburg/Pretoria around 8:00 or 9:00 am and transfer to the Kruger National Park area by private transfer (the route is scenic and very interesting a drive of 4-5 hours depending on stops). You will reach the edge of the highveld, our central plateau at about 2100 meters above sea level ( 7,000 feet), and then descend the escarpment down to about 400 meters ( 1300 feet) to Lukimbi Lodge in the Kruger National Park getting there in time for a late lunch. The climate changes from cool temperate to subtropical and you will feel this as we travel. We have included the daily entrance fee to the Kruger National Park.
At Lukimbi you will stay in luxury, air-conditioned suites with an en-suite bathroom, 3 full meals per day, all teas and coffees, 2 game drives daily in open land rovers, and a safari walk. Game activities are with skilled and well-trained rangers.
Lukimbi has got Wi-Fi which you can use during the day and of course, you can often view animals along the river bed right next to Lukimbi and there is a large swimming pool.
Accommodation Lukimbi, Lunch, Dinner Bed and Breakfast, and game activities.
Arise early for your first Sunrise safari drive at Lukimbi. Return to the lodge to enjoy a lovely breakfast then spend the rest of your day at leisure.
Later go for your evening safari drive.
Accommodation Lukimbi, Lunch, Dinner Bed and Breakfast, and activities.
After your last sunrise safari drive and breakfast depart Lukimbi Lodge and the park at about 11:00 am taking another scenic route back to Johannesburg.
End of Tour
Inclusions and Exclusions:
The safari price includes
- Accommodation as specified (subject to availability)
- Meals as specified
- Transport to and from Johannesburg in an air-conditioned vehicle
- Game drives in open game-viewing vehicles while at Lukimbi
- All excursions, sightseeing, and game viewing activities as described in the program
- All entry fees, park fees, and conservation levies
- The services of a qualified and registered tour guide/driver
The safari price does not include
- Meals not specified
- Drinks, gratuities, telephone calls & other items of a personal nature
- International & domestic flights
Accommodation Note: All the hotels and lodges are as reflected in this itinerary, but if for reasons beyond the control of Mmilo Tours this is not possible, they will be replaced with establishments of the same star grading.
All our tours and packages are subject to availability at the time of booking and payment and accommodation is in a standard Classic Suite at Lukimbi Lodge.
Important: Please read the itinerary carefully, noting any optional activities you or some members in your group may want to take part in. You do not have to take part in any of the optional activities if you do not wish to. It helps us in our planning to know if you are interested and number of participants.
These additional optional activities are not costed into this scheduled tour, and if you choose them, you pay the extra amount involved either directly to Mmilo Tours in advance, or on arrival at the venue. You will be informed accordingly by Mmilo Tours, and they are extra to the basic cost of the tour.