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Kruger Park Safaris

See Africa's mighty Big 5


Viva Safaris

Sharing our passion for wildlife for over 24 years


Value-for-money Safaris to Kruger National Park

Leading South African Tour Operator offering Kruger Park safari packages and tours in open game vehicles. Daily departures, 365 days a year.

Kruger Park Safari Experiences 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. Our diversity of Kruger Park safari experiences easily beat those of any competitor.

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

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

Kruger National Park Safari Packages and Tours

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 27 different Kruger Park 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 !!!

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 on a safari to the Kruger National Park 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 in the Kruger

Young bull elephant keeping a close eye on us in the Kruger

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 Kruger Park safari 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 National 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 our lodges.

Dining room overlooking Breakfast Dam at Marc's Camp

Dining room overlooking Breakfast Dam at Marc’s Camp

Kruger Park Safari Lodges

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 the Greater Kruger National Park. We have 18 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 National 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 2017! This makes it the 7th 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

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017

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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 Game Lodge 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

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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Stay in a wonderful treehouse at Marc's Treehouse Lodge whilst on safaris to the Kruger Park

One of the treehouses at Marc’s Treehouse Lodge

KATEKANI TENTED LODGE comprises of six 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 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′

MASANGO CAMP comprises of six en-suite chalets in the same game reserve as Marc’s Treehouse Lodge – Motlala Game Reserve.

Masango Camp interior

Masango Camp


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

Kruger Park Safari Packages

3 Day Lodge/Tent Safari

2018: R7995 pp sharing; R8695 pp single; R4395 child under 12

3 Day Lodge/Treehouse Safari

2018: R9095 pp sharing; R9895 pp single; R4695 child under 12

3 Day Tremisana Lodge Safari

2018: R9595 pp sharing; R10795 pp single; R5495 child under 12

4 Day Katekani Tented Lodge Safari

2018: R14295 pp sharing; R15595 pp single

4 Day Lodge/Tent Safari

2018: R8695 pp sharing; R9495 pp single; R4595 child under 12

4 Day Lodge/Treehouse Safari

2018: R9895 pp sharing; R10695 pp single; R5295 child under 12

4 Day Luxury Lodge Safari

2018 Luxury Chalet: R23995 per person

4 Day Safari Tremisana Lodge

2018: R10895 pp sharing; R12095 single; R6195 child under 12

5 Day Katekani Tented Lodge Safari

2018: R15995 pp sharing; R17795 pp single

5 Day Lodge/Tent Safari

2018: R9495 pp sharing; R10295 single; R5195 child under 12

5 Day Lodge/Treehouse Safari

2018: R10695 pp sharing; R11495 single; R5795 child under 12

5 Day Luxury Lodge Safari

2018 Luxury Chalet: R30995 per person

5 Day Safari Tremisana Lodge

2018: R12095 pp sharing; R13295 single; R6795 child under 12

6 Day Katekani Tented Lodge Safari

2018: R17795 pp sharing; R19995 pp single

6 Day Lodge/Tent Safari

2018: R10295 pp sharing; R10995 single; R5695 child under 12

6 Day Lodge/Treehouse Safari

2018: R11495 pp sharing; R12495 single; R5995 child under 12

6 Day Luxury Lodge Safari

2018 Luxury Chalet: R37995 per person

6 Day Tremisana Lodge Safari

2018: R13295 pp sharing; R14495 single; R7295 child under 12

Read Our Latest Kruger Park Safari Newsletters

Good shot of White Rhino on the move.

April 2018

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The Ostrich, Struthio Camelus, is a universally recognised bird. It was fashionable to wear hats and dresses made from ostrich plumes, especially during the colonial era. Large numbers of ostriches were exported to places all over the world, and, as a result, the ostrich is well...
Sighting of Hippo in Olifants River while o Bush Walk.

March 2018

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The White-backed Vulture, Gyps Africanus, is the most common vulture in our area. It is so named because of the white  feathers on the lower back, best noticed when the bird is in flight. Large numbers of these birds are seen at kills. They have extremely good eyesight and from...
Close and personal with elephant on Tshukudu.

February 2018

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The Wild Dog, Lycaon Pictus, is nomadic and travels vast distances in search of prey. Wild Dogs generally try to avoid areas where there is a regular lion presence. They are able to slip in and out of fenced reserves using passages made under the fences by warthogs. Consequently...
Brilliant shot of young White Lion

January 2018

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As a result of feedback from regular recipients of our monthly newsletter, I have decided to cut down on detail in the reports submitted by the tourist guides. This will result in a shorter newsletter that I am advised will be more “user-friendly”. December 2017 and January 2018...
Great shot of White Rhinos.

November 2017

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Towards the middle of November 2017, I was approached by a group of 4 guides : Rex, Elias, Eva and Shannon. All of these do their guiding ONLY in the Balule Reserve and informed me rather sadly that there were no buffalo left – as a result of the drought the buffalo had trekked...
Elephant near Tremisana Lodge.

October 2017

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The Leopard, Panthera Pardus is, for many tourists, the most sought after animal in Kruger Park. It is the quintessential cat, displaying qualities so familiar to humans who have house cats : it is aloof, able to climb tall trees, opportunistic and generally solitary. Perhaps the...

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