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Kruger Park Safaris

See Africa's mighty Big 5


Viva Safaris

Sharing our passion for wildlife for over 24 years


Welcome to Viva Safaris


Kruger National Park Safaris 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 – 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 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.


 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 Safari !!

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.


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 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.

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 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 safaris in Kruger.

We are delighted to have received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award yet again for 2015! This makes it the 5th 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”!


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

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

Marc’s Treehouse Lodge GPS Coordinates:

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


Both lodges have 24 hour WIFI available to all our guests

Safari Packages

3 Day Lodge/Treehouse Safari 2015

R6995 sharing ; R7595 single ; R3895 child under 12

3 Day Tremisana Lodge Safari 2015

R7795 sharing ; R8495 single ; R4595 child under 12

4 Day Lodge/Tent Safari 2015

R6495 sharing ; R6995 single ; R3795 child under 12

4 Day Lodge/Treehouse Safari 2015

R7595 sharing ; R8195 single ; R4295 child under 12

4 Day Safari Tremisana Lodge 2015

R8895 sharing ; R9595 single ; R5095 child under 12

5 Day Lodge/Tent Safari 2015

R6995 sharing ; R7595 single ; R4195 child under 12

5 Day Lodge/Treehouse Safari 2015

R8195 sharing ; R8795 single ; R4695 child under 12

5 Day Safari Tremisana Lodge 2015

R9995 sharing ; R10795 single ; R5595 child under 12

6 Day Lodge/Tent Safari 2015

R7595 sharing ; R8195 single ; R4695 child

6 Day Lodge/Treehouse Safari 2015

R8795 sharing ; R9395 single ; R4995 child under 12

6 Day Tremisana Lodge Safari 2015

R10995 sharing ; R11995 single ; R5995 child under 12

Read Our Latest Newsletters

May 2015

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The African Civet, Civettictis Civetta, is a strikingly attractive animal. Generally but not strictly nocturnal, the Civet stands roughly 300mm at the shoulder and has a mass of around 4 kg. Civets are sometimes called “Civet Cats” but this is a misnomer as Civets display...

April 2015

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I was pleased to receive feedback to my last newsletter (March 2015). There were two notable responses to my call to exterminate Mallard ducks and their hybrid offspring from all nature reserves. Cosimo Brescia, MD of Sandown Travel, plans to organise Italian hunters to do duck...

March 2015

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I am writing this newsletter from Cape Town, where there has been a major issue regarding the removal of the statue of Cecil John Rhodes from the grounds of the University of Cape Town. Rhodes is seen by radicals as a colonialist who brought terrible hardship to Africa. The...

February 2015

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It is very unfortunate that most people are scared of snakes. Perhaps the snake is maligned as a result of negative connotations. For example, we read in Genesis that Adam and Eve were tempted to do evil by a “crafty” snake. Similarly there are pejorative expressions such as “a...

December 2014 / January 2015

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There can be no bigger thrill than having a Black Rhino bull sense our presence on a Bush Walk. I accompanied Rex on a walk this January. We were walking through a dry watercourse when we heard the most terrifying bellow – Rex, who was ahead of the group, came charging back and...

November 2014

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The sighting of a Pangolin at Marc’s Camp as reported in last month’s newsletter by our tourist guide, Vanessa, has caused a substantial stir. I have received a number of comments from friends and previous guests. Old timers to the Kruger Park who have been there hundreds of...

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