Lukimbi Safari Lodge is an elevated lodge connected by boardwalks and is situated along the Lwakahle River in the Kruger National Park.
Lukimbi Safari Lodge at sunrise
I spent nearly 5 days photographing the interiors, food and surroundings at this spectacular lodge earlier last year.
The deck at sunrise
The common areas and suites are tastefully decorated with African inspired décor, art and carvings. Each suite is completely private, and has a deck facing the river where the wildlife come to drink, cool off or perform “shows” for the guests.
The large and breezy lounge area
Perfect spot for afternoon bird watching from the deck
The dining area
The boma set up for dinner
The spacious Luxury Suite bedroom
Dining area and lounge in the Luxury Suite
The Luxury Suite pool
The Classic Suite, and my home for 4 nights
The lounge and deck in my room
Romantic turn down service
There is no shortage of wildlife, and inquisitive animals including elephant and leopard, often walk into the unfenced lodge to get a front row seat to watch the humans in their lesser-known natural habitat.
The elephant snacking in the front garden of the lodge!
One of the most memorable experiences for me at Lukimbi Safari Lodge was the truly magnificent cuisine style food. The presentation and flavour combinations are simply Heavenly and you can see that the food is made with love and attention to detail.
Lukimbi lemon and lime pie
Blue cheese and litchi starter… mmmm!
Dining on the deck
One of the highlights of the game viewing, was seeing a group of both black and white rhino together, which is quite a rare sighting with there only being about 700 black rhinos remaining in the world.
I had such a lovely time capturing the essence of Lukimbi Safari Lodge, and apart from the real photographs I took, I have a memory bank full of Kodak moments that I look back on fondly.
Male Cheetah on the lookout
Grey Heron having a mid morning snack attack on a Striped Skaapsteker snake. This little guy kept wrapping himself around the birds beak to prevent being eaten. He lost.
A Lappet-faced Vulture and White-back Vulture in mid flight
Burchell’s Zebra shooting the breeze
Sundowners by a watering hole. Just another tough day in Africa!