Visit Narina Lodge Review by Carrie HamptonThe exclusive 6 star Narina Lodge is located next to the Sabi River in Kruger National Park, South Africa. From its high wooden decks the air is punctuated by the unmistakable grunt of hippos.
Similar yet different to its sister lodge (Legends Lodge), Narina Lodge has a more overall African feel with overriding colours and textures of browns and beige, wood, Persian carpets and simple chandeliers. There were huge fireplaces, many sofas and high beamed ceilings open to the thatch. Expensive artefacts from all over Africs found attractive positions to be displayed or put to more functional uses, such as masterly carved coffee tables. Even the fruit in the bowl looked like a work of art.
The suites of Narina Lodge look like wooden cabins from the outside, but are painted a gentle cream on the inside. They contain the comforts of leather sofas, wooden floors, white linen and walk-in muslin mosquito netting.
The indoor shower has dual-angled shower heads and large attractive fossil-embedded tiles, while the outdoor shower has a view of the river and any animals or birds that might happen by. Narina Lodge is the kind of place where you want to spend time in your suite, because it has everything you might need.
The focus of a visit to Narina Lodge is on personal privacy, safari game drives and indulging in delicious food at every opportunity. The Tinga Concession within Kruger National Park has a good mix of terrain and a variety of African wildlife and Narina Lodge's knowledgeable guides personalise the safari to suit your interests.
They drive inside the Tinga Private Concession, but may use the public roads of Kruger National Park to access particular areas or see a special sight such as a pride of lions, that has been revealed via radio contact with other rangers.
© Carrie Hampton 2004. This article is written by travel writer and safari specialist Carrie Hampton, who is under no obligation to state anything other than her personal opinion. This article may not be reproduced in any form without permission.