Click the above image to see a video presentation of Viva Safaris' operations
Click the above image to see the amazing footage of lions attacking a wildebeest taken by a Viva Safaris client in July 2012 in the Kruger National Park.
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 Park.
Dining room overlooking Breakfast Dam at Marc's Treehouse Lodge
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 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 four hour bush walk and three hour sunset game drive on open Landcruisers while our guests will also enjoy a full day open vehicle safari in Kruger.
The water feature at Tremisana Lodge
MARC’S CAMP consists of 2 separate camps: Marc's Treehouse Lodge along the Klaserie River and our renovated Adventure Camp. Marc's Camp offers so much and it is very easy to understand why it has become a favourite venue for the ardent nature-lover.
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
Marc's Adventure Camp consists of 8 en suite chalets. The chalets have overhead fans, tiled floors and are supplied with towels and soap. There is a central Boma and swimming pool as well as a covered entertainment and lounge and dining room. It is a great favourite amongst the backpacking fraternity.
Chalets near pool at Marc's Adventure Camp
Safaris staying at the Adventure Camp are extremely well priced. The chalets constitute unbelievably good value accommodation when compared to other budget safaris offering small tents.
SAFARIS TO TREMISANA LODGE, MARC'S TREEHOUSE LODGE AND MARC'S ADVENTURE CAMP COMPARED - A SIMPLIFIED GUIDE FOR OUR GUESTS
Viva Safaris tourists regularly request advice as to which destination, Tremisana Lodge, Marc’s Treehouse Lodge or Marc's Adventure Camp they should book a safari. We are often asked why there is a significant difference in tariffs.
At the outset, we should profile the guests staying at the three camps :
Guests at Marc's Treehouse Lodge and Marc's Adventure Camp are adventurous and young at heart. They are prepared to forfeit certain luxuries in the pursuit of a real African bush experience. They certainly are not afraid of frogs and spiders. The Treehouse Lodge is unique and caters for tourists of very differing financial means whereas the Adventure Camp is designed for backpackers.
Guests at Tremisana are generally more mature and are accustomed to simple luxuries. Of course they are still in the bush and may also encounter frogs and spiders, but these are unlikely to be in the chalets. Guests at Tremisana appreciate the compactness of the camp as well as the easy accessibility of all features and amenities.
Tremisana is electrically fenced as elephant are common. On the other hand, the animals at Marc’s are free to move throughout the camp. Nyala and buffalo are often seen grazing below the treehouses and outside the chalets of the Adventure camp.
Elephants at front gate of Tremisana
Accommodation is very different. The treehouses at Marc’s Treehouse Lodge are made of canvas and reed walls as opposed to the conventional brick and mortar walls at Marc’s Adventure Camp and Tremisana. As a result there is reduced climate control in the treehouses. If it is cold and windy, then the reed walls offer limited protection. Tremisana chalets all have air conditioning, so that in the very hot summer months between October and March, the chalets are pleasantly comfortable. Air conditioning also has another advantage mosquitoes do not like cold air, so once the air conditioner is switched on, the mosquitoes along with all other insects, disappear. Our clients tell us that the fans and mosquito nets in the treehouses are just as effective. Chalets at Marc’s Adventure Camp also have fans and mosquito nets.
Mosquito net over bed at Treehouse Lodge
The treehouses are not completely insect-proof or even frog- proof insofar as there are small gaps between the reeds and the thatched roofs, but this adds to the adventure !
In the Tremisana chalets, there are no gaps between walls and roofs. The doors have rubber at their bases to keep out insects and other creepy-crawlies. The windows of the chalets are burglar-proofed and are covered by insect-proof screens whereas the windows of the treehouses have a roll-up canvas cover.
There are other differences : The Tremisana chalets have a tea/coffee station. Tremisana chalets are supplied with shampoos and insect repellant and have mats over the tiled floors. The finishes at Tremisana are generally better and the beds are more comfortable. All the chalets at Tremisana and Marc’s Adventure Camp have en suite ablutions. Four of the twelve treehouses ( the original treehouses ) at Marc’s have private, but not en suite, ablutions, as do the five tents. This means that people booking a safari to Marc’s Treehouse Lodge cannot be guaranteed en suite facilities, but will probably enjoy showering under the stars !
Interior of Tremisana chalet
Tremisana has a better wildlife prestige status insofar as it is Big Five. It is part of Kruger Park as there are no fences to Kruger, whereas Marc’s is in a Big Three ( Rhino; Buffalo and Leopard ) enclosed reserve.
Meals at Tremisana are generally better and the overall tone of the lodge is upmarket compared to Marc’s Treehouse Lodge and Marc's Adventure Camp. Marc’s Treehouse Lodge has a better “ bush ” feel about it, whereas the manicured gardens at Tremisana lend a different dimension to the experience.
Guest takes a brilliant photo of close-up elephant
Perhaps the most important difference is in terms of activities. At Tremisana there is an additional game drive, the “Sunrise ” morning drive. The 4h bush walk is only offered to clients doing all our 4,5 and 6 day safaris. This appeals to guests who appreciate the opportunity of encountering lion and elephant on foot.
Tremisana safaris also include a 3h Game Drive at the Big Five Tshukudu Game Reserve which is always very productive in terms of Big Five sightings.
Viva Safaris believe that all our lodges offer exceptional value for money. When compared to other operators, we are convinced that all of our safari experiences offer way better wildlife experiences.
In summary :
Budget-conscious backpackers should be encouraged to book safaris staying in the five tents at Marc’s Treehouse Lodge or at Marc’s Adventure Camp.
Adventure-minded tourists who are seeking a real African bush experience should be encouraged to book safaris staying at Marc’s Treehouse Lodge.
Tourists looking for Big Five lodge accommodation and who enjoy a little pampering both in terms of game-viewing activities and relatively upmarket facilities should be encouraged to book safaris at Tremisana Game Lodge.
Unless they request otherwise, all Fly-In safaris are accommodated at Tremisana Lodge.
MAP OF OUR LODGES
Click above to view a map of the area. Our lodges are highlighted with a white asterisk
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MAIN REASON FOR VIVA SAFARIS' SUCCESS
Travel agents that have been supporting us for over 20 years advise that the reason they continue to support Viva Safaris is to be found in the VARIETY of the wildlife experiences we offer. Big Five game drives in private reserves; Big Five walks accompanied by armed rangers; full day Kruger Park safaris on open vehicles; safaris at Tshukudu Game Lodge and visits to Moholoholo Rehab Centre combine perfectly to produce an unforgettable wildlife experience.
Viva Safaris has always sought to look after its staff, especially those from previously disadvantaged backgrounds. To this end, we employ a labour law specialist to implement all the latest Government labour regulations pertaining to conditions of employment and wages.
In addition, we have an unequalled record in promoting our local staff. Through in-house training, we have succeeded in elevating members of our staff from humble positions such as carpenter, cleaner and cook to managers of our camps. At present the managers are as follows :
Marc's : Ronald Masango
Tremisana : Alice Ndebele
Our BUSH WALKS are very popular insofar as our guests are afforded a great opportunity to get really close to Nature on foot. Guests may experience an acute adrenalin charge when in the presence of Big Five animals such as elephant, lion, rhino and buffalo. Guests on our Bush Walks are always accompanied by two armed rangers. Although there is no legal limit to the minimum age of participants, Viva Safaris is informed by the recommendations of FGASA (Field Guides Association of S.A.). FGASA recommends that the minimum age be 16.
TRANSFERS to and from Gauteng to our accommodation establishments are in airconditioned Toyota Quantums. We offer you excellent security as we conduct door-to-door collection from your homes, hotels, hostels or Oliver Tambo Airport, thus ensuring your safety. Lunchstops are made at Dullstroom or Nelspruit.
THE SUNSET DRIVE affords you your first opportunity of seeing Africa’s animals. Our qualified guide will take you on our open 4 x 4 Landcruiser Game Drive. Stops will be made to photograph the stunning sunsets and to listen to the night sounds. Spotlights are used to locate elusive nocturnal animals.
Our open Gameviewer close up to an elephant
SAFARIS IN KRUGER are conducted on eight-seater or nine-seater open gameviewing vehicles. The open gameviewers offer elevated vantage positions from where your gameviewing and photographic opportunities are greatly enhanced. All our gameviewing vehicles are 4 x 4 conversions with access to all roads in all weather conditions.
Viva clients in close proximity to lions
THE BLYDE RIVER CANYON , including the THREE RONDAWELS, is visited on the return journey
Three Rondawels at Blyde River Canyon
TARIFFS include all transfers, all entry fees, all game drives and game walks and accommodation on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis. Excluded are lunches, drinks, gratuities and personal items. Tariffs are valid for the full calendar year.
WHY VIVA ?
Our products offer unbeatable value for money
No problem with your safety and security - we collect you from your home/ hotel/ hostel / airport
Excellent accommodation in air-conditioned en suite chalets at Tremisana and in fascinating treehouses and en suite chalets at Marc's Camp
Unequalled variety of wildlife experiences
Our armed rangers conducting a bush walk.
WHAT TO BRING ?
Casual neutral-coloured clothes by day and a coat for sunset drive
Sunhat, sunglasses, swimming gear, walking shoes
Suncreen and insect repellant
Flashlight, binoculars and photographic equipment
Money for lunches, drinks and personal expenses
A keen pair of eyes to help us spot all the animals !
INDEMNITY FORMS must be signed at the start of your safari. We recommend that you take out insurance against personal accident, medical expenses and baggage loss.
PRE and POST SAFARI ACCOMMODATION is available at our recommended guest lodge, MoAfrika Lodge. Contact Anthony on firstname.lastname@example.org.
RECENT GUEST FEEDBACK
“Great start to Viva Safaris Kruger Park tour.”
Steven Fairbanks, Alaska.
Tremisana Game Lodge was the first night accommodation on a four day Kruger safari offered by Viva Safaris from Johannesburg. After transfer from OR Tambo International Airport we settled in to our chalets before departing on a 3 hour afternoon/evening game drive within the Balule Game Reserve. The grounds are beautiful and the chalets clean and comfortable. The game drive went out in the late afternoon with sunset about midway through the drive. Hippo, Cape Buffalo and a lion on a fresh kill were spotted along with many smaller animals before returning for dinner and drinks. The food was very good and quite plentiful, very nice after a long day of travel and viewing in the reserve.
In the morning there were coffee and snacks before departing on a 4 hour game walk. We drove to a spot close to the Oliphants River before heading off on foot to the river. Our guide kept up a very informative narrative on the tracks and scat we were seeing. Hippo, crocs and birds were seen along the river and then we stopped for a break and snacks. After that was finished we turned inland trying to find the big male lion from the previous evening. Tracking a lion that had a kill nearby was an exhilarating experience even if we did fail to locate him! We then returned to the lodge for brunch and a swim in the pool before our 2 hour afternoon drive which turned up zebra, rhino, giraffe and elephant. Upon return we departed for Marc's Tree House Lodge for the remainder of our tour into Kruger.
Viva offers a tremendous value with their safari,especially since I had stayed at the MoAfrica Lodge upon my arrival in Johannesburg. Transfer from Tambo, 3 hour game drive, 4 hour big game walk, 2 hour game drive, dinner, brunch and chalet for $125 is an incredible price in Africa for a solo traveler. The group I was with consisted of two young German girls and a young Dutch man working internships in Capetown, along with 28 year old Dutch twin sisters and myself, a 55 year old American man. Great fun and comradery among ourselves, our guides, drivers and staff. I can't speak highly enough about the experience provided by Viva Safaris and the Tremisana Game Lodge.
“20th anniversary 7 day safari”
Marc's Treehouse Lodge
Dean & Kelly C, Tennessee, USA.
We spent two nights at Tremisana (with a night at MoAfrica at the start & finish) before 4 nights at Marc's Treehouse Camp. Both were fabulous and exactly as advertised/described! If you read the reviews and email any questions, you won't be surprised by anything such as critters in the camp, bath or treehouses. The guides were knowledgeable and informative (thanks Theo, Elvis, Texan, Dominic). We saw elephants, hippos, zebras & waterbuffalo shortly after we arrived! The staff was helpful and friendly (thanks Margaret & Pretty!). They arranged a very special welcome at our treehouse for our anniversary evening! We went on safari 3 days into Kruger and saw the Big Five each day!!! Twice on one day- for a total of four times!!!! Incredible experience! We saw every animal you can think of except the wild dogs and we saw them at the rehab center. We recommend that tour for everyone. You really need to understand what the villagers and the animals face as they try to live together. Thanks to Terry at Budget Safari, Piero at Viva and Anthony at MoAfrica for making our trip memorable.
"I had an absolutely wonderful time at your resort"
Chuck Stirm - USA
April 24, 2012
The staff at the staff the Tremisana Lodge was absolutely phenomenal. They showed us how to relax in the jungle and enjoy the African experience. He started out at moAfrica and went to the African culture center for an afternoon of complete satisfaction. It was a remarkable experience to learn about your culture before going on the Safari. Thank you for recommending this incredible experience of dance, villages, and a feast from all five tries of South Africa.
The journey from South Africa Johannesburg to the Lodge is about four hours, he stopped halfway in between for an incredible lunch and relaxation. When you arrive at the Lodge you are directed directly out tonight ride. That's when I first saw Big Boy (resident lion pride male). We also saw a white rhino that night.
The next day we walked in the Bush to the river and saw the hippopotamus stronghold. Absolutely a great outing.
We went to Kruger national Park the next day, we saw lions, we saw herds of elephant, we saw herds of buffalo, we saw countless zebras, giraffes, and all of them most, and animals. It was with an incredible scene at a watering hole with many elephant.
We visited a private reserve where we saw white rhinoceros. And I hippopotamus eating the grass, it was a wonderful high afternoon tea and a relaxing day somewhat! Without a doubt the total experience that they was just perfect.
We went back to Kruger national Park and saw lions again, white rhino large male, and a female with a baby in the distance.
The last day we went to the rehab center for animals, incredible education about Africa and the wildlife and how it all revolves. We got to pet Eagles, we got to feed vultures from our armed. We get to get up close and very personal with a very large female lion! Wanted to eat us alive! An incredible leopard both male and a beautiful female that lick my daughter's hand.
Every night we had the most wonderful meals cooked by your native staff. The barbecues, the chicken dishes, the beef dishes, being credible fresh specials. Everything was cooked superb. Your soups every night were just fantastic creations of vegetables!
I did not stay in the treehouses, I understand though from fellow visitors where I stayed was very luxurious! The treehouses I understand are for the real adventures. Certainly not Brazilians!
"VIVA SAFARIS - a great experience"
deeleddy - Cape Town
Feb 17, 2012
On a recent trip to Limpopo Province we made use of the services of VIVA SAFARIS as our tour operator and were very happy with the service offered as well as with their guides and the accomodation at Tremisana Lodge. VIVA SAFARIS were efficient in their processing of our bookings and were always on time to fetch and carry us. The staff at Tremisana who are also part of the VIVA SAFARIS group were welcoming and friendly and the food was wholesome and plentiful. I have no hesitation in recomending VIVA SAFARIS and Tremisana Lodge to anyone going to that area with the idea of visiting the Kruger Park or just looking to view game in one of the many private reserves in the area. Thank you VIVA SAFARIS for a great experience.
Room Tip: Ask for a room near the fence for lovely game viewing from your room - we saw elephants nearby.
"This is the place for you if you want to be part of something really special"
Sara T - London
August 24, 2011
Staying at Tremisana with Viva Safaris was everything and more that I hoped for. Such value for money; there are no hidden extras and all is included except a few lunches, drinks and tips. I did the six day tour which I'd highly recommend as it includes an invaluable trip to a rehabilitation clinic which also offers education for local children about their local wildlife and protecting it from very real threats of poachers. Travelling on my own, I had new international friends every day, a real sense of community and family. By the time I left I had seen all the 'Big Five' & had delicious meals but I also felt like I was leaving old friends in the staff, the rangers (especially Pieter, Mayneth and Bongani) but also the ever smiling ladies who cooked and took care of me. The icing on the cake is the hostess whose enthusiasm, charm and natural good humour is infectious. Every morning I woke up excited for the individually tailored programme and learnt so much about the Bush, the wildlife and also why South Africans have so much to be proud of in their land and in their people. Don't think about it go, book and enjoy-you won't regret it.
"An awesome African Wildlife experience"
Pat G - Durban, South Africa
October 5, 2011
My husband and I spent an absolutely awesome long weekend break at Tremisana Lodge. We both love the outdoors and getting as close as possible to wildlife is our passion so this was just what we needed as a break from the hectic city life - it is food for the soul. The accommodation was spacious and airconditioned and I absolutely loved the breakfast in the lapa and dinner tables in the outdoors right next to the fire. The staff are especially welcoming and friendly and I was amazed at the wealth of knowledge that they provided us with. The weekend was very full and exceptionally planned with such a variety of game viewing that there was never a dull moment. We had sundowner, sunrise and night game drives, a game walk and an amazing day trip to Kruger. There were many highlights for me and I make special mention of being within 3 metres of a roaring lion which made me really appreciate why he is the "king" of the jungle. Wimpie our guide managed to catch a night jar for us on the night drive so that we could experience the silky feel of his plumage - that was a real wow moment for me. We saw all the wildlife on our wish list with the exception of the elusive leopard. It was a real safari adventure and I can definitely say "Viva" to Viva Safaris and we will definitely be back next year.
"Fantastic Kruger Experience"
Tremisana Game Lodge
Sep 17, 2010 | Trip type: Solo travel
I went to South Africa for the soccer world cup, and I thought what better way to fill the gap between the semi-finals and the final but to go on Safari. I booked my trip with Viva Safaris, and the customer service and experience was superb throughout.
I booked the trip about a month before the tournament, and was pleasantly surprised to see how Viva Safaris had not hiked up its prices for the tournament, which every other hotel and tour guide had seemed to do. With Viva Safaris’ attention to detail, they picked me up directly from my hostel in Jo'burg in the morning on time, with a driver full of character and extensive knowledge of the surrounding areas. It is a hefty drive up to Kruger (about 5 hours), so I would recommend flying if finances allow, but I found the journey enjoyable and an opportunity to meet new people who I am still in touch with now.
The lodge itself is very relaxed, with the rooms designed to provide a truly South African feel with the thatched roofs. The lodge is just inside the compounds of Kruger National Park, and comes with its unofficial resident monkeys that add to the whole safari experience. Every night the hosts would cook up local African cuisine that we would all eat in front of an open fire and discuss the sightings of the day. I really enjoyed the home-cooked food (such as impala stew), which really added to the experience of being away from a major city. The owners of the lodge would always join us for dinner and provide insights into recommendations and things to look for when out on the Safari.
The safari itself (I went on a sunset drive, a full day drive, and a sunrise drive) was one of the highlights of my trip; with the open top vehicles allowing you to get incredibly close to the animals. It’s a strange experience as you know you have seen most of the animals before in a zoo, but it makes it feel that much more special to actually find the animals in their natural habitat. Our guides were incredibly knowledgeable, and in keeping the number in each car small, it allowed not only for a comfortable drive, but also for the guides to explore different areas of the park, and sharing knowledge about sightings during the day, allowing us to see as much wildlife as possible.
Overall, this was an amazing experience and this is all thanks to Viva Safaris - I recommend anyone to use this company when looking to go on Safari.
"Tarzan and Jane style!!"
Marc's Treehouse Lodge
greefrogBrisbane - Brisbane, Australia
October 15, 2011
We wanted something different for our last week in Africa and chose the 6-day Viva Safari Kruger safari with 1 night/2 days at Tremisana Lodge (refer review), and 4 nights at Marc's treehouse lodge.
After Tremisana Lodge, Marc's was very basic but located in the real African bush - you really felt like Tarzan and Jane in the treehouses and it was so totally relaxing and serene with the nyalas wondering the grounds.
There are various treehouses scattered throughout their immense grounds - some overlooking the waterhole near the eating areas - which we were lucky to get (some may think unlucky) but we were very happy with number 10 with ensuite - double bed and 2 single beds so quite spacious for our time there.
There are many treehouses located further away and with early morning safaris you certainly don't want to forget something in your treehouse as it's a long way to go back to get what you leave behind when people are waiting for you.
Bea is the hostess at Marc's Treehouse and she's lovely and very accommodating. Breakfast is served overlooking the waterhole and consists of cereal, coffee/tea, juice, and alternates - one day you'll get fruit salad and the next eggs, bacon and baked beans.
Dinners are served in the Boma area and you get a 3 course meal every night with delicious homemade soup for starters. You won't be disappointed. A limited variety of wine/beer etc. can be purchased at a reasonable price from the bar.
In our Treehouse package, we were offered, 2 full days at Kruger NP which was amazing, 1/2 a day at the Moholoholo Rehab Centre which is a must do experience (if offered), a one hour early morning walk and a couple of sunset, afternoon safari drives. If you think you're coming here for a rest - think again - it's anything but - you are up really early - the monkeys make sure of that, then you eat breakfast at 7.15am, board the open safari vehicles by 8am and off you go. You return after 6pm most nights - in time for a shower, a drink and dinner!!!
You'd have to forfeit the safari activities if you wanted to laze around the pool - but you're in Africa to experience the safaris so who needs a pool ..... right????
The treehouses have everything you need including nets over the beds - we didn't experience many mosquitoes in October but as the wet season approaches I'm sure there'd be many. We took one of those plug in mozzie zappers just to be safe, as there are many gaps in between the floors, walls, roof etc and no glass on windows!!!! It's primitive so if you like 3 stars or more - go elsewhere. If you're adventurous and want something totally different this is the place for you.
Be warned, you'll have spiders, frogs and even monkeys ransacking your room if you leave food lying around but that's part of the fun of this place!!!
Buffaloes, leopards, hyenas, nyalas, monkeys are common throughout the grounds - this is a nature reserve and these animals may keep you awake at night with their sounds!!!
“Fantastic - A real taste of Africa”
Marc's Treehouse Lodge
Katie Beardie, Scotland
Sep 19, 2010 | Trip type: Solo travel
Just returned from a 6 day stay at Marc's Treehouse Lodge. I would thoroughly recommend this to anyone who has a spirit of adventure. I was picked up from J'burg and transferred to Treehouse Lodge, the trip takes around 5 hours but you stop for lunch and a few comfort breaks. I stayed at Treehouse No.7 which was very spacious and is en suite. There is access to a balcony which provides an excellent view of the river which is used by buffalo and monkeys. No need for alarm clocks..the monkeys wake you up in time for Breakfast in the morning. Would recommend that you live out your rucksack during your stay as the monkeys will come into your treehouse when you are out if any food items are left lying around. I had no trouble with insects although the odd frog would pay me a visit. Treehouse No. 7 is approximately a 4 minute walk to the main reception area. Although the pathway has lighting I would suggest taking a small torch. There is electricity in each Treehouse and the showers are hot. The food was exceptional especially the soup. A hearty breakfast of cereal, eggs, bacon and beans with toast and muffins sets you up for your itineraries. Breakfast is at 7am and dinner is at 8pm. Alice is the perfect host and will always go that extra mile to ensure you have a perfect stay. I found it very well organised and the guides are very informative and amusing, especially Isaac. Although I travelled solo, I never once felt on my own. It is a great opportunity to meet other people from all over the world and we all bonded well. The whole setting is very peaceful and beautiful. Don't miss the bush walk or a trip to Moholoholo Rehab Centre. As your day starts early, most people retire just after dinner, we did however sit round the pit fire and drank a few beers before going to bed around 10pm or earlier. Game drives were excellent in the open vehicle and blankets are provided. Swimming pool is also great to cool down after your game drives. If you are looking for an adventure in Africa look no more Marc's Treehouse has it all. After the 6 day stay at the Treehouse I transferred to Tremisana Lodge which I would also thoroughly recommend. If anyone would like further information please drop me an email. Thank you Piero and all you staff for a wonderful experience of a lifetime.