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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

Get up close to the Big 5 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 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 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 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 all three 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.

Tremisana chalet

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′

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 GPS Coordinates:

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

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

Safari Packages

3 Day Lodge/Tent Safari

2016: R6595 sharing ; R7095 single ; R3495 child under 12

3 Day Lodge/Treehouse Safari

2016: R7495 sharing ; R8095 single ; R3895 child under 12

3 Day Tremisana Lodge Safari

2016: R7995 sharing ; R8995 single ; R4595 child under 12

4 Day Katekani Tented Lodge Safari

2016: R10995 sharing ; R11995 single

4 Day Lodge/Tent Safari

2016: R7145 sharing ; R7695 single ; R3795 child under 12

4 Day Lodge/Treehouse Safari

2016: R8095 sharing ; R8695 single ; R4295 child under 12

4 Day Luxury Lodge Safari

2016: R14995 sharing ; R17995 single, in standard chalets

4 Day Safari Tremisana Lodge

2016: R8995 sharing ; R9995 single ; R5095 child under 12

5 Day Lodge/Tent Safari

2016: R7695 sharing ; R8345 single ; R4195 child under 12

5 Day Lodge/Treehouse Safari

2016: R8695 sharing ; R9395 single ; R4695 child under 12

5 Day Luxury Lodge Safari

2016: R18995 ; R23995 single, in standard chalets

5 Day Safari Tremisana Lodge

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

6 Day Katekani Tented Lodge Safari

2016: R13995 sharing ; R15995 single

6 Day Lodge/Tent Safari

2016: R8295 sharing ; R8995 single ; R4695 child under 12

6 Day Lodge/Treehouse Safari

2016: R9295 sharing ; R9995 single ; R4995 child under 12

6 Day Luxury Lodge Safari

2016: R22995 ; R28995 single, in standard chalets

6 Day Tremisana Lodge Safari

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

Read Our Latest Newsletters

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...

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...

February 2016

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With the ongoing drought, animals are having to move great distances to find both grazing and water. Certain animals that are normally found in specific habitats are now forced to move away from their usual home ranges. Recently I saw a Klipspringer, Oreotragus oreotragus, very...

December 2015 / January 2016

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This is a double-month edition so I shall keep my introduction short. There is only one thing on everyone’s mind at this time : the persistent drought. It looks like the El Nino effect will limit the rainfall in our region to less than half of what normally falls – we expect that...

November 2015

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The VERVET MONKEY, Chlorocebus Pygerythrus is widespread across the eastern part of South Africa. It has been introduced to a number of states in the USA as well as the West Indies. Vervet Monkeys are highly interactive and great fun to watch because of the complex social...

October 2015

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The Woodland Kingfisher, Halcyon Senegalensis, is an amazingly striking bird. Colourful and noisy (it has a loud trill as its call), it is easily noticed. So far this year, we have not seen nor heard a single Woodland Kingfisher and that, for me, is very bad news. The Woodland...

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