From: USD 763 pps

Lion Sands Narina Lodge

Set in a private Kruger Park concession, honeymoon-favourite Narina Lodge offers unrivalled big game viewing.

Set among the giant boughs of sprawling fig trees, Narina Lodge looks over the Sabie River from its exclusive location in the Tinga Concession. A private reserve within the Kruger Park, Tinga is not part of the Sabi Sands Reserve but offers an experience that is easily on a par with it. Enjoying some of the best game viewing in Kruger and radiating a romantic charm, Narina Lodge is a honeymoon favourite but also welcomes families with children over 10.

Narina has nine chalets, each raised high on stilts and offering exquisite river views. Guests enjoy luxuries like their own plunge pool and viewing deck while air conditioning and a ceiling fan assure a good night’s sleep. For those who want to take their overnight lodgings one step further, a night in a Lion Sands Treehouse, set high and away from camp, is sure to remain a night never forgotten.

You’ll enjoy morning and afternoon game drives at Narina as well as the chance to stretch your legs on a short walking safari with your guide. You’ll also be treated to astronomy and wildlife lectures and will have the chance to gain an insight into local life via community visits.

Lodge Highlights:

  • Prime setting in Kruger’s exclusive-use Tinga Concession
  • Gorgeous air-conditioned suites with river views
  • Game drives, bush walks, lectures & community visits
  • Intimate & romantic – ideal for honeymoons

About Lion Sands Narina Lodge

Luxury Suites

  • Timber & Thatch Raised Suites
  • Viewing Deck & Plunge Pool
  • Wi-Fi, Mini Bar & Air Conditioning
  • Beautiful River Views

Raised on stilts and overlooking the Sabie River, the nine suites at Narina Lodge are a master class in safari sophistication and comfort. The outdoor decks provide views over elephants and antelope at the river below you and you can take it all in from the comfort of padded sun loungers or even your private plunge pool. Inside your suite you’ll find air conditioning, a ceiling fan and a netted king-size bed as well as a list of amenities that rivals that of a large hotel. You’ll enjoy internet access, a mini bar and of course the comforts of an en suite bathroom with large bathtub and indoor and outdoor showers.

If you like the treehouse feel then why not book a night at one of the famous Lion Sands Treehouses? Set away from camp, these luxurious sleeping platforms sit high above the ground and provide a memorable way to spend a night with a loved one.

Lodge Facilities

  • Lounge, Bar & Dining Area
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Wellness/Beauty Therapist
  • Game Viewing Decks
  • Curio Shop & Boutique

Narina Lodge has a comfortable lounge and bar as well as a choice of dining venues – you may have an early breakfast at the lodge, brunch out in the bush, and a fire-lit dinner in the boma, the traditional African eating place. Meals are of a very high standard at Lion Sands properties and Narina is no exception. Guests can also book a massage, wellness or beauty treatment with the in-house therapist or do a bit of shopping at the carefully stocked boutique.

Activities at Lion Sands Narina Lodge

  • Morning & Afternoon Game Drives
  • Bird Watching & Stargazing
  • Guided Nature Walks
  • Community Visits
  • Wildlife Lectures

Narina Lodge sits in the Tinga Private Concession, a private reserve within the Kruger National Park. This means you’ll not only enjoy excellent big game viewing but you’ll have exclusive views too. It is prime Big 5 country and your guiding team of ranger and tracker are keen to show you its secrets. You’ll head out on early morning and late afternoon drives, on the lookout for lion and leopard as well as rhino, elephant, buffalo and giraffe. Wild dog and cheetah make up the more unusual sightings and you’ll tick off many antelope species as well as dozens of birds, just some of the 500 or so bird species recorded in the park. Note that unlike the Kruger, Tinga permits off-road driving – often the best way to get close-up shots of animals.

Narina balances 4X4 game viewing with guided bush walks, astronomy and wildlife lectures, river walks and bird watching excursions. Families with children won’t have child minding services or baby sitters but Narina Lodge does welcome children over 10 and its guides are proficient at creating child-oriented game drives and safari experiences for families.

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Lodge Rates

These rates are purely for informational purposes and do not reflect the actual cost in those currencies.


Season & Year
Per person sharing
04 January 2020 - 30 November 2020
USD 891
01 December 2020 - 19 December 2020
USD 757
20 December 2020 - 03 January 2021
USD 1114
04 January 2021 - 30 November 2021
USD 963
01 December 2021 - 19 December 2021
USD 818
20 December 2021 - 03 January 2022
USD 1203
04 January 2021 - 30 April 2022
USD 1040
Included in your stay
  • Accommodation with private lounge and plunge pool
  • Three meals per day
  • Mini bar in room
  • All soft drinks and selection of beers, spirits and house wines
  • Two game drives daily with FGASA qualified ranger & tracker
  • Game drive refreshments and snacks
  • Specified inclusive safari activities
  • Skukuza Airport transfers
  • Wi-fi in public areas
Excluded in your stay
  • All flights and transfers (other than Skukuza Airport transfer)
  • Premium brand beers, spirits, cellar wines & champagnes
  • Cigars & cigarettes
  • Laundry
  • KNP Entrance fees
  • Spa treatments
  • Curio shop purchases
  • Gratuities
  • Telephone calls
  • Sabi Sand Guest Conservation Contribution
  • Any additional extras will be for the guests account
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Hands-on Expertise

  • We’re based in Africa
  • Visit our destinations regularly
  • Exceptionally knowledgeable team
  • Expect unrivaled customer service

Accredited & Bonded

  • SATSA – Bonded Membership (2061)
  • ATTA Membership (204387)
  • Fully Independent & Owner Run
  • 24/7 Travel Support


Experience of a lifetime and wonderful service!!

Our extended family (16 travellers, including 8 children under ten years of age!) went on a wonderful safari adventure curated and organised by Walter Kohrs of Safari Online. It could not have been any better than we experienced. From our time in Cape Town, to visiting Victoria Falls, all the way through Zimbabwe and finally wrapping up at the amazing Chobe Safari Lodge, all the locations chosen by Walter were amazing.

His attention to detail, willingness to fine-tune and excellent responsiveness (over a period of several months!) could not have been better. He took time to visit us personally upon our arrival in South Africa, with lovely gift-packs and shared a wealth of advice, recommendations and tips. I cannot recommend Safari Online (and Walter Kohrs in particular) any higher. Absolutely amazing.

Oisin (AU)
Best experience ever!!

They provide us the most taylored and customized honeymoon possible! everything was much better than we expected. We loved the feeling of being in the middle of nowhere and everyone made us feeling so incredibly special and gave us a unique insight. Over our game drives we managed to see all the big five plus some!!

Salvatore (IT)
Karina was absolutely instrumental to our safari success.

Our experience with Safari Online was excellent. After becoming very frustrated trying to search for a safari destination on our own, we turned to Karina for help and she was a lifesaver. She responded to our requests promptly and gave us several options with links to each option; we ultimately chose Lukimbi. She then coordinated our flights to and from the property, arranged the drivers necessary to get us from the airport to the lodge and back again, and sent the appropriate paperwork to each of us to verify each step of the process. We had an amazing safari adventure at the lodge–the experience of a lifetime–and are so grateful for her help. We literally couldn’t have done it without her!

Chris (USA)
Outstanding experience!

We have booked at the Elephant Plains Lodge. We stayed there for a few nights and went on safaris. The lodge, the guide, the food and all the animals we have seen were fantastic. Really an outstanding experience. We can recommend Elephant Plains to everybody. Maybe you will not be as lucky as we were, becaucse we have seen the Big 5! But however you will not forget your stay at Elephant Plains.

Silvio (CH)
Trip of a lifetime: Five countries, six camps, Vic Falls, Big Five plus more game

In June/July 2016 we undertook a trip to Southern Africa to fulfill a lifelong intention. We stayed at six camps, safari style, and had a great time. All of our expectations were met or even exceeded. For example, we never expected to see honey badgers or sitatunga, given the secretive nature of those species, but we did! All travel arrangements and connections worked smoothly, which is astonishing since we had several dozen transfers and meeting points; all of the connecting personnel were prompt, professional, and welcoming.

Michael (USA)
Exceptional service ensuring a wonderful holiday. Highly recommended

Attention to detail & service provided was first class, from our very first email to the last day of our trip. Walter went above and beyond to ensure that we were notified of any changes, even up to our last day with a change to our flight time, at short notice. The safari was so much more than expected, from the rustic to the exceptional, every camp was different in it’s own way and our highlights are hard to single out just one as each camp was great.

Cyndi and Dave (AU)
Absolutely Perfect

I was already last year in South Africa and Zambia organized by Safari Online. It was a absolutely gorgeous trip. Everything was perfect. This was the reason I booked this year in May and June an new trip to South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. I got everything I expected. It was a dream again. I know I´m coming back.

Bernard (DE)
We had a wonderful holiday with no hitches, perfectly planned for us and so professional.

Though we live in Australia, Safari online made planning for our family holiday so easy. Walter understood our requirements and nothing was too much trouble. The holiday was everything we wanted it to be and so much more. Every camp was ideally suited for our family and we loved each day, every early morning and evening game drive. Thank you to Walter for his attention to detail and his friendly, professional and caring manner. It was a trip of a lifetime and one that we will talk about forever.

Mary (AU)
Faultless service, attention to detail and quality of accomodations.

The communications and service from Walter was excellent, and we were continuously fully informed. The information package and book received on arrival were excellent. We felt that we had been allocated carefully selected lodges at each camp and every detail met or exceeded our expectations.
The safari tour was wonderful, and a particular feature was the variety offered at each location which combined perfectly

Carolyn (AU)
The trip was sensational and tailored to our needs. Simply fantastic!

The care by Walter was great from planning to leaving Johannesburg. The accommodations were perfectly chosen. If after a few days you thought it could not be better, you were told otherwise. It was an increase every day, with the 3 days safari in the Kruger, including overnight in tree house, the grand finale.
I would book a trip anytime again at Safari Online.

Ulrike (DE)