Frequently Asked Questions about Accommodation at the Kruger National Park
One of the best experiences you will ever have is staying in prime accommodation at the Kruger National Park. Choosing accommodation here may be difficult because there are so many different types of accommodation to choose from. There are many questions that people normally have before they visit the park or select their ideal accommodation. Frequently asked questions include the following:
Which types of accommodation are available at the Kruger National Park?
You will find something for everyone – from small and basic, to large and luxurious, where your every whim is catered for. There are 21 rest camps within the reserve, and two private allocations of land on which 15 private game lodges can be found. Different rest camps will have different types of accommodation, so the best thing to do is choose a camp and check what they have available, thereafter choose the type of accommodation within your price range. In the rest camps, accommodation includes camping sites, caravan parks, self-catering cottages, chalets, rondavels, bungalows, and family-style homes. For those who prefer more luxurious accommodation, there are 15 luxury lodges to choose from. Here, you will be treated to around-the-clock entertainment, gourmet meals, a range of activities, and some of the best wines in the country.
Is the water in the Kruger National Park safe to drink?
Yes, the water is very safe to drink anywhere in the park. If, however, you choose to stay in one of the luxury lodges, such as Lukimbi Safari Lodge, you will be provided with bottled water.
Is the Kruger National Park a malaria zone?
Some areas in the park are indeed malaria risk zones, but the risk is very low. There are certain areas of accommodation at the Kruger National Park that are malaria free, such as the Lukimbi Safari Lodge. If you are concerned, take anti-malaria medication before your visit. Take note that even though there are millions of people visiting the park every year, only a few cases of Malaria have ever been reported, so don’t let the fear of malaria stop you from visiting!
Can I bring my pet with me?
No, you may not bring animals into the Kruger National Park. This is to avoid the risk of diseases spreading to other animals, and also for the safety of your precious pet. Exceptions can be made for guide dogs, but this has to be arranged ahead of time. If you absolutely have to bring your pet, you can stay at one of the pet friendly establishments outside the park with a dog-sitting service, and then visit the park as a day visitor.
Will I be charged conservation fees when I choose accommodation at the Kruger National Park?
Yes, conservation fees are charged at the gate for every day you stay in the reserve. These funds are used for the conservation of the park, heritage areas, and the facilities. This includes the maintenance of bird hutches, anti-poaching measures, and many other important things needed to keep this area operational.
Where is the best luxury family accommodation?
If you are looking for luxury accommodation at the Kruger National Park that will suit the whole family, you should opt for one of the fifteen privately owned safari lodges in the reserve. One of the best lodges to visit and a firm favourite amongst discerning guests is Lukimbi Safari Lodge. Our lodge is malaria free, extravagant, and provides a fun-filled adventure for the whole family. Our lodge is also perfect for a romantic getaway, or for those who would like to get away from the hustle and bustle, and reconnect with nature again. It is a place of relaxation, luxury, comfort, and rejuvenation. Here, you can truly enjoy the time spent on your own or with loved ones, while surrounded by nature, heritage, and wonder.
Accommodation at Lukimbi Safari Lodge in the Kruger National Park includes 16 spacious suites with private decks overlooking the river and the bush. From here, you can enjoy spectacular vistas over the park. All suites include air conditioning, indoor and outdoor showers, large baths, mosquito nets, overhead fans, and mini bars. For those who want a really special experience, we recommend our larger suites, each with another bathroom with a large bath to share, and a private pool of their own.
If you are looking for family friendly, luxurious accommodation at the Kruger National Park, Lukimbi Safari Lodge is the place to be! Give our hospitable team a call today to make your booking.