A Unique Celebration in the African Bush

Paralympian celebrates birthday in the bush. Anjali Forber-Pratt, a wheelchair racer and former world record holder in the 200 meters, celebrated her 40th birthday adventurously. She invited three close friends to join her on an African safari at Ximuwu Safari Lodge, a wheelchair-friendly lodge in the Greater Kruger area.

Journey to Ximuwu Safari Lodge

They flew in from different parts of the US and began their adventure. Despite Margaret’s flight delay, they arrived captivated by the African bush’s beauty. They enjoyed two daily game drives, spotting the Big Five and newborn animals. Highlights included a young giraffe and an elephant calf visiting the lodge’s waterhole.

Memorable Bush Dinner and Night on the Deck

Their third night was magical. They had a bush dinner at the scenic Ximuwu dam, a haven for animals during the dry season. Stephanie spent a night on the lodge’s sleep-out deck, enjoying the nocturnal bush sounds. She awoke to see Impalas drinking water, creating a serene and memorable moment.

Helicopter Ride and Relaxation

The next morning, they took an exhilarating helicopter ride over the park, viewing vast landscapes and large elephant herds. During the day’s heat, they relaxed by the lodge’s heated pool. Anjali could swim comfortably, thanks to the lodge’s pool lift. Each friend enjoyed the spa, indulging in facials and massages.

Accessibility and Comfort at Ximuwu

Anjali was impressed by the lodge’s accessibility. She could easily navigate her suite and the main building. The thoughtful design allowed her to enjoy her stay without any hindrance.

Meeting Nobu and Reflecting on the Adventure

They met Nobu, the lodge’s friendly mascot dog, who loved joining game drives. After five days of fun and countless animal sightings, they prepared to return home. They agreed the holiday exceeded their expectations and promised to share their experience with their clients.

 A Unique and Accessible Safari Experience

Ximuwu Safari Lodge offers a unique and accessible safari experience. Anjali and her friends created memories that would last a lifetime. They left with a renewed appreciation for the African wilderness.

 Learn More

For more information about Anjali Forber-Pratt and her career, visit:
– Anjali Forber-Pratt’s Official Website
– Anjali Forber-Pratt on Wikipedia

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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.