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Kruger Park Safaris

See Africa's mighty Big 5

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Viva Safaris

Sharing our passion for wildlife for over 24 years

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Value-for-money Safaris to Kruger National Park

Leading South African Tour Operator offering Kruger Park safari packages and tours

Kruger Park Safaris and Tours with Viva Safaris

From humble beginnings in 1991, Viva Safaris has grown to become the most sought after tour operator servicing the Kruger National Park region

Get up close to the Big 5 in the Kruger National Park with one of our open game viewers!

Get up close to the Big 5 with one of our open game viewers!

We are completely self-sufficient and highly experienced….we own our lodges; we have a fleet of air conditioned mini busses that will bring you from your location in Johannesburg right to the bush; we have our own fleet of game viewing vehicles; our own rangers and trackers; our own chefs and lodge management staff and of course a range of  safaris that vary from cost effective two night lodge/tent safaris to combined Kruger Park and Private reserve safaris where you can experience the thrill of walking in the bush amongst the Big Five of Africa – of course for those who demand the luxurious, our Fly In safaris and Luxury Lodge safaris are legendary !!! Our diversity of wildlife safari experiences easily beat those of any competitor.

The beautiful Marula Tree Boma under the African night sky

The beautiful Marula Tree Boma under the African night sky

Bongani leads group of guests along Olifants River

Bongani leads group of guests along Olifants River

 Click play below to see a brief video overview of what you may experience with Viva Safaris:

We thank you for visiting our website and invite you to take a journey through our pages as the starting point to a never-to-be-forgotten African Kruger Park Safari !!

Young bull elephant keeping a close eye on us

Young bull elephant keeping a close eye on us

Viva Safaris was established in 1991 by people that love wildlife. Family-owned and wholly South African, our aim has always been to enthusiastically share that love and passion with the thousands of satisfied tourists that have been through our hands. We do not aim for exclusivity – we have made our packages accessible to a wide range of pockets.

Guests being shown wildlife during bush walk on safaris to Kruger Park

Guests being shown wildlife during bushwalk

We are aware that current tourists are a lot smarter, more price-conscious and have high expectations for their money. If one compares our tariffs to other Kruger park safari operators, it is evident that our safaris are not only eminently affordable but also offer our guests a value-filled product with a personal touch. There can be no doubt that our safari products constitute the very best value for money safaris to the Kruger National Park.

Mindful of our guests’ need to share their wonderful wildlife experiences with friends and family at home, we have introduced FREE 24hr WIFI at all three lodges.

Dining room overlooking Breakfast Dam at Marc's Camp

Dining room overlooking Breakfast Dam at Marc’s Camp

Viva Safaris is in the unique position of owning its own accommodation establishments. We are thus able to guarantee levels of excellence expected by our valued international guests. We offer a wide spectrum of products that are affordable to backpacker and bush connoisseur alike.

TREMISANA GAME LODGE is our flagship establishment and is relatively upmarket. It is the largest and leading Big Five game lodge in the Balule Section of Kruger National Park. We have 15 chalets as well as a 2-bedroom guesthouse. All units are en suite and airconditioned. The exquisite luxuriant gardens and water features make this camp a veritable oasis. Guests at Tremisana enjoy the best of both types of safaris : the traditional lodge operation includes a 4 hour bush walk and 4.5 hour sunset game drive on open Landcruisers including an unforgettable Bush Braai (BBQ) in the middle of wildest Africa while our guests will also enjoy full day open vehicle Kruger Park safaris.

Tremisana chalet, Kruger Park safari lodge

Tremisana chalet

We are delighted to have received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award yet again for 2016! This makes it the 6th year in a row that Tremisana Game Lodge has received this prestigious award – and in recognition of this phenomenal achievement, TripAdvisor has included us in their “Hall of Fame”!

TripAdvisor Hall of Fame Certificate of Excellence

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The water feature and lush gardens at Tremisana Game Lodge, a Kruger Park Safari lodge

The water feature and lush gardens at Tremisana Game Lodge, Kruger National Park

 

The wildlife viewing at the Tremisana waterhole is unbelievably good. Our camera trap has been capturing amazing shots of all the lodge’s wild visitors! Click here to see a gallery of the latest Trap Camera shots

Tremisana Lodge GPS Coordinates:

Latitude = S24° 13.65′  Longitude = E30° 52.15′

MARC’S TREEHOUSE LODGE is a unique lodge beautifully positioned along the banks of the perennial Klaserie River. It is situated in the Motlala Game Reserve which has 3 of the Big 5 : Black and White Rhino, Buffalo and Leopard. The rustic treehouses are romantic and restful and blend perfectly into the bush.

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One of the treehouses at Marc's Camp. Safaris to the Kruger Park

One of the treehouses at Marc’s Camp

Marc’s Treehouse Lodge GPS Coordinates:

Latitude = S24° 29.79′  Longitude = E31° 4.47′

KATEKANI TENTED LODGE comprises of four beautifully appointed Tented Chalets. Each chalet has a thatched roof and is elevated so as to allow for spectacular views of the bushveld.

Katekani Tented Lodge

Katekani Tented Lodge

 

Katekani Tented Lodge Bed. Kruger Park safaris and kruger park safari packages

Katekani Tented Lodge bed

Katekani Tented Lodge GPS Coordinates:

Latitude = S24° 29.48′  Longitude = E31° 4.96′

All three lodges have 24 hour WIFI available to all our guests

Kruger Park Safari Packages

2 Day Fly-in Safari


2016: R11995
2017: R12995

3 Day Fly-in Safari


2016: R12995
2017: R13995

3 Day Lodge/Tent Safari


2016: R6595 per person sharing ; R7095 single ; R3495 child under 12
2017: R7295 per person sharing ; R7895 single ; R3995 child under 12

3 Day Lodge/Treehouse Safari


2016: R7495 per person sharing ; R8095 single ; R3895 child under 12
2017: R8295 per person sharing ; R8995 single ; R4295 child under 12

3 Day Tremisana Lodge Safari


2016: R7995 per person sharing ; R8995 single ; R4595 child under 12
2017: R8795 per person sharing ; R9895 single ; R4995 child under 12

4 Day Fly-in Safari


2016: R13995
2017: R14995

4 Day Katekani Tented Lodge Safari


2016: R10995 per person sharing ; R11995 single
2017: R12995 per person sharing ; R13995 single

4 Day Lodge/Tent Safari


2016: R7145 per person sharing ; R7695 single ; R3795 child under 12
2017: R7845 per person sharing ; R8595 single ; R4195 child under 12

4 Day Lodge/Treehouse Safari


2016: R8095 per person sharing ; R8695 single ; R4295 child under 12
2017: R8995 per person sharing ; R9695 single ; R4795 child under 12

4 Day Luxury Lodge Safari


2016/2017 Standard Chalet: R14995 per person sharing ; R15995 single, R9995 child under 12
2016/2017 Suite: R17995 per person sharing ; R19995 single, R10995 child under 12

4 Day Safari Tremisana Lodge


2016: R8995 per person sharing ; R9995 single ; R5095 child under 12
2017: R9895 per person sharing ; R10995 single ; R5595 child under 12

4 Day Sleep Out Walking Safari


2016: R6395 per person
2017: R6995 per person

5 Day Fly-in Safari


2016: R14995
2017: R15995

5 Day Katekani Tented Lodge Safari


2016: R12495 per person sharing ; R13995 single
2017: R14495 per person sharing ; R15995 single

5 Day Lodge/Tent Safari


2016: R7695 per person sharing ; R8345 single ; R4195 child under 12
2017: R8595 per person sharing ; R9295 single ; R4695 child under 12

5 Day Lodge/Treehouse Safari


2016: R8695 per person sharing ; R9395 single ; R4695 child under 12
2017: R9695 per person sharing ; R10395 single ; R5195 child under 12

5 Day Luxury Lodge Safari


2016/2017 Standard Chalet: R17995 per person sharing ; R19995 single, R11995 child under 12
2016/2017 Suite: R22995 per person sharing ; R25995 single, R13995 child under 12

5 Day Safari Tremisana Lodge


2016: R9995 per person sharing ; R10995 single ; R5595 child under 12
2017: R10995 per person sharing ; R12995 single ; R6195 child under 12

6 Day Katekani Tented Lodge Safari


2016: R13995 per person sharing ; R15995 single
2017: R15995 per person sharing ; R17995 single

6 Day Lodge/Tent Safari


2016: R8295 per person sharing ; R8995 single ; R4695 child under 12
2017: R9295 per person sharing ; R9995 single ; R5195 child under 12

6 Day Lodge/Treehouse Safari


2016: R9295 per person sharing ; R9995 single ; R4995 child under 12
2017: R10395 per person sharing ; R11295 single ; R5495 child under 12

6 Day Luxury Lodge Safari


2016/2017 Standard Chalet: R20995 per person sharing ; R23995 single, R13995 child under 12
2016/2017 Suite: R27995 per person sharing ; R31995 single, R16995 child under 12

6 Day Tremisana Lodge Safari


2016: R10995 per person sharing ; R11995 single ; R5995 child under 12
2017: R12095 per person sharing ; R13195 single ; R6695 child under 12

Read Our Latest Newsletters

James and guests near lion

August 2016

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The Small-spotted Genet, Genetta Genetta, is widely distributed throughout South Africa. Genets have long, sleek bodies and equally long tails, short legs and relatively long, rounded ears. The general body colour is off-white to grey and is liberally covered with dark brown to...
Leopard with fresh Duiker kill up a Marula Tree.

July 2016

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Last month’s newsletter indicated our concerns about poaching by ill-informed locals. Underpinning these nefarious activities is a need to earn cash – poverty is widespread in the communities adjacent to Kruger Park. It is critically important that the owners of Game Lodges and...
The mighty Ezulwini.

June 2016

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The White-backed Vulture, Gyps Africanus, is the most common vulture species in the Kruger Park. It is also the most common vulture in Africa. Guests who book our 5 and 6 day packages go to Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre where they can interact with some rehabilitated...
A good waking up yawn!

May 2016

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We apologise for the lateness of this month’s newsletter. The drought continues! Grazers are really struggling and there are large areas of Kruger Park that simply have NO grass! I expect serious mortality amongst animals such as hippo, buffalo, white rhino and to a lesser extent...
Christopher our new walking guide.

April 2016

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Notwithstanding the assault on Rhinos throughout Africa, the rangers and tourist guides at Viva Safaris still regard the Leopard as the most difficult member of the Big Five to find on our game drives. The reason for this is the secretive nature of leopards. Usually our sightings...
Tanya and guests close-up to lioness.

March 2016

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We had a group of 18 Italian tourists earlier this month who, on their Sunset Drive, witnessed a territorial fight between two Black Rhino bulls. This is an unusual and very impressive sighting. By all accounts it was very exciting with lots of snorting and vocalising. Black...

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