Our visit to Mpala Sep 24 to 29

(Fotograf: Jan Lindstrøm) All 5 of us in my group visiting Mpala Sep 24-29 had a wonderful trip! Each of the other people, said again & again, how great everything was at your lodge, and how happy they were that I made the choice to go there. As I may have indicated...

Golden wedding trip to adventure land

Those were the words in the invitation we received.   We had for several years heard our parents didn't want to celebrate their golden wedding with a party, but rather together with their closest family. The family of the golden wedding couple, their 2 children, 2...

The dream of Africa

As long as I remember I have had a dream of going to Africa, maybe right since I read Kiplings story about "the great grey-green, greasy Limpopo River". I wished for experiencing the animals in their natural enviroment. Those animals I often visit in the zoo's...

Still in love with Africa

  In Novembet 2016 my wife an I returned to Mpala to relive the magic, the presence and family feeling, we had experienced the first time we visited Mpala. This time we had invited a couple of friends, so they could experience the same. In Phalaborwa Airport Theo met...

Dear Mpala

First, second and third time - and maybe a forth time 🙂 Every time has been gigantic experiences - each time in its own way, as described below. Despite we from close friends had heard that Mpala was a very special place, we didn't actually know what to expect - on...

Stay at Mpala Lodge

Diary of Birthe Zimmermann in company with Kirsten Wøldike and Erland Andersen (ch. 3) Vibeke Birkmann and Kim Pilegaard (ch. 1) and my husband, Jan Zimmermann (ch. 2) We - a total of six good friends (including 4 biologists) - have not been many hours in South Africa...

Oh south-Africa

After several years of ‘wanting to go’ we (Jolly and Ep)made our first trip to South Africa in 2011 and we made plans for a three-week-roundtrip by car.  In these three weeks we decided to stay the second week in Mpala Lodge. In Greece (!!) we had met people who...

Adventures in Africa

Prelude When I was 17 years old and a high school senior in a small town in Southern Illinois (U.S.), Pernille, came to live with my family and me for the school year as an exchange student from Bornholm, Denmark. Over those nine months, the friendship between...

Christmas time at Mpala Safari Lodge

We have entered December and Mpala is prepairing for Christmas. Because South Africa is located on the Southern Hemisphere, Christmas comes in the summer. Christmas is very hot in South Africa, and that's the reason why only Christmas trees made of plastic...

The 7 best stories from our guests

During the end of 2016, we held a competition for some of our former guests. The prize is a trip back to our lodge. Here are the 7 best stories, that the competitors shared with us: Gitte & Frank: Our Paradise Dorrit & Preben: Cold winter night, turned into South...

“So how is the weather on your side?”

That, is a very typical question that the Mpala team gets all the time from their international friends, family members and also the Danish owners from up north. It is hard to say why everyone is so interested in the South African weather but when you look at the...

Christmas in South Africa

The majority – around 80 % - of the South African population are Christians. As South Africa is in the Southern Hemisphere, Christmas takes place in the summer. This makes the Christmas celebrations mostly an outdoor event. Christmas comes in the middle of the South...