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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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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

The beautiful Marula Tree Boma under the African night sky

The beautiful Marula Tree Boma under the African night sky

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.

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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 Safari !!

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.

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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 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 both lodges.

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.

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Tremisana chalet

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

 

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

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

2 Day Fly-in Safari


2015: R11245
2016: R11995

3 Day Fly-in Safari


2015: R12245
2016: R12995

3 Day Lodge/Tent Safari


2015: R5995 sharing ; R6495 single ; R3495 child under 12
2016: R6595 sharing ; R7095 single ; R3495 child under 12

3 Day Lodge/Treehouse Safari


2015: R6995 sharing ; R7595 single ; R3895 child under 12
2016: R7495 sharing ; R8095 single ; R3895 child under 12

3 Day Tremisana Lodge Safari


2015: R7795 sharing ; R8495 single ; R4595 child under 12
2016: R7995 sharing ; R8995 single ; R4595 child under 12

4 Day Fly-in Safari


2015: R13245
2016: R13995

4 Day Lodge/Tent Safari


2015: R6495 sharing ; R6995 single ; R3795 child under 12
2016: R7145 sharing ; R7695 single ; R3795 child under 12

4 Day Lodge/Treehouse Safari


2015: R7595 sharing ; R8195 single ; R4295 child under 12
2016: R8095 sharing ; R8695 single ; R4295 child under 12

4 Day Luxury Lodge Safari


2015: R14495 sharing
2016: R14995 sharing

4 Day Safari Tremisana Lodge


2015: R8895 sharing ; R9595 single ; R5095 child under 12
2016: R8995 sharing ; R9995 single ; R5095 child under 12

5 Day Fly-in Safari


2015: R14245
2016: R14995

5 Day Lodge/Tent Safari


2015: R6995 sharing ; R7595 single ; R4195 child under 12
2016: R7695 sharing ; R8345 single ; R4195 child under 12

5 Day Lodge/Treehouse Safari


2015: R8195 sharing ; R8795 single ; R4695 child under 12
2016: R8695 sharing ; R9395 single ; R4695 child under 12

5 Day Luxury Lodge Safari


2015: R17750 sharing
2016: R17995 sharing

5 Day Safari Tremisana Lodge


2015: R9995 sharing ; R10795 single ; R5595 child under 12
2016: R9995 sharing ; R10995 single ; R5595 child under 12

6 Day Lodge/Tent Safari


2015: R7595 sharing ; R8195 single ; R4695 child under 12
2016: R8295 sharing ; R8995 single ; R4695 child under 12

6 Day Lodge/Treehouse Safari


2015: R8795 sharing ; R9395 single ; R4995 child under 12
2016: R9295 sharing ; R9995 single ; R4995 child under 12

6 Day Luxury Lodge Safari


2015: R20750
2016: R20995

6 Day Tremisana Lodge Safari


2015: R10995 sharing ; R11995 single ; R5995 child under 12
2016: R10995 sharing ; R11995 single ; R5995 child under 12

Read Our Latest Newsletters

July 2015

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The introduction of a camera trap at the Tremisana waterhole has been a wonderful revelation ! It is attached to a Marula tree that thankfully has survived some seriously close encounters with elephants and buffalos. Despite the camera covering only a third of the waterhole (and...

June 2015

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From my home in Durban, I normally drive via Northern kwa-Zulu Natal through Swaziland and enter the Kruger Park at Crocodile Bridge and then proceed to Tremisana Lodge via Orpen Gate. It is a journey of about 850 km. On my most recent trip (end of June) I was very concerned to...

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...

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