Safari regardless of my mobility issues


Planning a safari is exciting. Once plans start, destinations are discussed, and questions arise. Now, imagine planning this with mobility issues and needing a wheelchair. Is it possible? Can you immerse yourself fully in the safari? The short answer is YES!


Ximuwu Lodge: Redefining Mobility Access

Ximuwu Lodge has revolutionized mobility access standards. This starts the moment you arrive at Hoedspruit airport.

Comfortable Transfers

We greet you with a specially designed transfer vehicle. You can travel in your wheelchair, securely fastened, or use an automated seat for easy access. The thirty-minute transfer to the lodge is smooth and comfortable.

Welcoming Environment

Upon arrival, expect warm welcomes and smiles. The lodge is designed with wheelchair users in mind. Enjoy large pathways, spacious lodge areas, and an automated pool lift. All areas are on a level, easily navigated floor with no steps.

Accessible Accommodations

Our rooms meet the highest standards. They feature fully automated beds and specially designed bathrooms. Enjoy hinged shower doors, handrails, and shower seats, all built to international accessibility standards.

Safari Experience

Your personal guide and tracker will be ready for your safari adventure. Transfer easily from your wheelchair to the game viewer using a custom-built ramp and seat. Enjoy the breathtaking wildlife journey in comfort.

Special Moments

Expect special meals or sundowners in the bush. Lodge staff will always ensure your wheelchair is brought along. Mobile ramps are put in place for full participation in these special moments.

Creating Lifelong Memories

The answer to whether you can go on safari with mobility issues is YES! Ximuwu Lodge creates safari memories that last a lifetime for everyone.

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  • With the surrounding dams drying up, our waterhole at Ximuwu is becoming a drinking hotspot. This past week we have had various wildlife coming to drink, from elephants to Lions 🦁 let’s see what this week brings! 

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  • Buffalo Bash at Ximuwu Dam!

Well,we thought we had at least two more weeks of water left in our Ximuwu dam. But surprise, surprise! This morning, a thirsty herd of about 200 buffaloes decided to throw a party at the dam 💦Now, we’re left with just a puddle and some muddy buffalo footprints 😅
  • This week, we were treated to a truly special sighting—a young hippo! Seeing a hippo out of the water during the day is a magical experience, but catching a glimpse of this adorable little one made it even more extraordinary.

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  • We’re absolutely thrilled to share this wonderful feedback from our latest guests.

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“Warmth and attention of entire staff is amazing, safaris were incredible, food is delicious and bush dinner and helicopter ride are totally above and beyond. Don't change anything, Ximuwu felt like home. 
If there is a heaven, Ximuwu is the prototype, we love it here “

We’re so proud of our team for creating such memorable experiences. Who’s ready to have an adventure just like Dave and Sandy? 

Thanks to private guide @craig_reid_wildlife and @wildestkrugersafaris for bringing his lovely clients to Ximuwu!
  • A leopard may hide, but its piercing eyes never miss a thing.

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  • At Ximuwu, it’s not just about the incredible animals you’ll see on your safari. We believe that great food is a key part of an unforgettable adventure. Our talented chefs craft delicious meals that pair perfectly with a fine glass of wine.Join us for a safari experience where every moment, from the stunning wildlife to the delightful dining, becomes a cherished memory.