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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.

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 Elephants outside Tremisana Lodge. Kruger Park safaris with Viva Safaris

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 tours to the Kruger National Park.

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 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.

The water feature at Viva Safaris Tremisana Lodge, Kruger Park

The water feature at Tremisana 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.

One of the treehouses at Marc's Treehouse Lodge

One of the treehouses at Marc’s Treehouse Lodge

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

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...

October 2014

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The Sausage Tree, Kygelia Africana, is so named after its fruit which looks like a short fat salame (singular form of salami). Perhaps it was the Italian connection that led me to buy one specimen about 15 years ago and plant it at Tremisana Lodge. This year is the first year it...

September 2014

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Unlike last year, when the rains fell on 1 September, this month the ground was parched and dry. No rain fell in September 2014 and both grazers and browsers are having a tough time. The condition of the veld is deteriorating rapidly. The old, sick and weak are moribund and the...

August 2014

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The Barberton Daisy, Gerbera Jamesonii, derives its name from its geographic origin. Barberton is a town south of Nelspruit in the Lowveld and it was here, in the granitic soils, that the early gold diggers first saw this beautiful flower towards the end of the 19th century. It...

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