Dulini River Lodge has six spacious and airy stone-and-thatch cottages are beautifully appointed, with all interiors masterfully designed. To spend time at Dulini is to experience a calming and tranquil retreat surrounded by a grove of ebony trees, an indulgent escape from urban life. Enormous glass windows and private decks with plunge pools face the seasonal Mabrak River with its lush banks, spot game from the comfort of your gracefully draped bed.
Before long, the calm rhythms of the bush take over, with an ever changing and mesmerizing landscape of wildlife emerging from the bush and revealing themselves in the riverbed, especially in the dry season.
The classic interiors of the main lodge invite browsing – deeply comfortable sofas will have you reading their beautiful selection of books and swapping sightings with other guests in no time. It’s a place to relax, enjoy a drink, snack on canapes.
Staff are attentive but not intrusive and it’s awfully tempting to resist game drives.
Gourmet meals are served on the deck in the welcome shade of an old jackalberry tree or by candlelight in the evenings. The menu is Pan-African and romantic dinners for two can be set up in the well-stocked wine cellar for complete privacy. A butler is on call to cater to your every need and honeymooners or couples celebrating anniversaries are bound to find a bath butler has drawn a petal-filled bath just in time to surprise them on their return from a night drive.
Dulini River Lodge is said to be on the highly recommended list of safari connoisseurs who know that it offers some of the best game viewing in Africa with traversing rights over 10 000 hectares. Rangers are able to drive off-road for better game viewing and vehicle limits ensure exclusivity at sightings.