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Kruger Park Safaris

See Africa's mighty Big 5

Viva Safaris

Sharing our passion for wildlife for over 24 years

Value-for-money Safaris to Kruger National Park

Leading South African Tour Operator offering Kruger Park safari packages and tours in open game vehicles. Daily departures, 365 days a year.

Kruger Park Safari Experiences 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. Our diversity of Kruger Park safari experiences easily beat those of any competitor.

Get up close to the Big 5 in Kruger National Park safari in one of our open game viewers!

Get up close to the Big 5 in the Kruger Park with one of our open game viewers!

Kruger National Park Safari Packages and Tours

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 27 different Kruger Park safaris that vary from cost effective two night lodge/tent safaris to combined Kruger Park 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 !!!

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 on a safari to the Kruger National Park 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 Kruger Park Safari !!

Young bull elephant keeping a close eye on us in the Kruger

Young bull elephant keeping a close eye on us in the Kruger

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 Kruger Park safari packages accessible to a wide range of pockets.

Guests being shown wildlife during bush walk on safaris to Kruger Park

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 Kruger National Park 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 our lodges.

Dining room overlooking Breakfast Dam at Marc's Camp

Dining room overlooking Breakfast Dam at Marc’s Camp

Kruger Park Safari Lodges

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 the Greater Kruger National Park. We have 18 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 Kruger National Park safaris.

Tremisana chalet, Kruger Park safari lodge

Tremisana chalet

We are delighted to have received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award yet again for 2017! This makes it the 7th 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”!

TripAdvisor Hall of Fame Certificate of Excellence

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017

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The water feature and lush gardens at Tremisana Game Lodge, a Kruger Park Safari lodge

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

 

The wildlife viewing at the Tremisana Game Lodge 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

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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Stay in a wonderful treehouse at Marc's Treehouse Lodge whilst on safaris to the Kruger Park

One of the treehouses at Marc’s Treehouse Lodge

KATEKANI TENTED LODGE comprises of eight beautifully appointed Tented Chalets with bathtub, indoor and outdoor showers, splash pool and deck. Each chalet has a thatched roof and is elevated so as to allow for spectacular views of the bushveld.

 

Katekani Tented Lodge Bed

Katekani Tented Lodge Bed

Katekani Tented Lodge GPS Coordinates:

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

 

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

Kruger Park Safari Packages

3 Day Best Value Affordable Kruger Safari


2019: R6995 pp sharing; R7495 pp single; R3995 child under 12
2020: R7495 pp sharing; R7995 pp single; R4295 child under 12

3 Day Fly-in Safari


2019/2020: Subject to Quotation

3 Day Tent Safari


2019: R6895 pp sharing; R7395 pp single; R3895 child under 12
2020: R7395 pp sharing; R7895 pp single; R4195 child under 12

3 Day Treehouse Safari


2019: R8995 pp sharing; R10495 pp single; R4895 child under 12
2020: R9695 pp sharing; R11295 pp single; R5295 child under 12

3 Day Tremisana Lodge Safari


2019: R9995 pp sharing; R11395 pp single; R5695 child under 12
2020: R10695 pp sharing; R12195 pp single; R6095 child under 12

4 Day Fly-in Safari


2019/2020: Subject to Quotation

4 Day Katekani Tented Lodge Safari


2019: R15295 pp sharing; R17195 pp single
2020: R16495 pp sharing; R18495 pp single

4 Day Lodge/Tent Safari


2019: R9295 pp sharing; R10095 pp single; R4895 child under 12
2020: R9995 pp sharing; R10895 pp single; R5295 child under 12

4 Day Lodge/Treehouse Safari


2019: R10495 pp sharing; R11395 pp single; R5495 child under 12
2020: R11295 pp sharing; R12295 pp single; R5995 child under 12

4 Day Luxury Lodge Safari


2019 Luxury Chalet: US $1800 per person sharing ;
2020 Luxury Chalet: US $1925 per person sharing ;

4 Day Safari Tremisana Lodge


2019: R11395 pp sharing; R12795 single; R6495 child under 12
2020: R12195 pp sharing; R13695 single; R6995 child under 12

4 Day Sleep Out Walking Safari


2019: R8195 per person
2020: R8795 per person

5 Day Fly-in Safari


2019/2020: Subject to Quotation

5 Day Katekani Tented Lodge Safari


2019: R17195 pp sharing; R19095 pp single
2020: R18495 pp sharing; R20495 pp single

5 Day Lodge/Tent Safari


2019: R10095 pp sharing; R10895 single; R5295 child under 12
2020: R10895 pp sharing; R11795 single; R5695 child under 12

5 Day Lodge/Treehouse Safari


2019: R11395 pp sharing; R12295 single; R6095 child under 12
2020: R12295 pp sharing; R13295 single; R6595 child under 12

5 Day Luxury Lodge Safari


2019 Luxury Chalet: US $2750 per person sharing
2020 Luxury Chalet: US $2950 per person sharing

5 Day Safari Tremisana Lodge


2019: R12795 pp sharing; R14195 single; R7095 child under 12
2020: R13695 pp sharing; R15195 single; R7595 child under 12

6 Day Katekani Tented Lodge Safari


2019: R19095 pp sharing; R20995 pp single
2020: R20495 pp sharing; R22495 pp single

6 Day Lodge/Tent Safari


2019: R10895 pp sharing; R11695 single; R5795 child under 12
2020: R11795 pp sharing; R12695 single; R6195 child under 12

6 Day Lodge/Treehouse Safari


2019: R12295 pp sharing; R13195 single; R6695 child under 12
2020: R13295 pp sharing; R14295 single; R7195 child under 12

6 Day Luxury Lodge Safari


2019 Luxury Chalet: US $3500 per person sharing
2020 Luxury Chalet: US $3750 per person sharing

6 Day Tremisana Lodge Safari


2019: R14195 pp sharing; R15595 single; R7695 child under 12
2020: R15195 pp sharing; R16695 single; R8295 child under 12

Read Our Latest Kruger Park Safari Newsletters

Lion right next to vehicle

March 2019

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At the beginning of this month, after good rains in Kruger, one of our guests was mortified when viewing a big bull elephant flatten an even bigger tree. Our tourist guide tried his best to explain that other animals would benefit from the accessible leaves, bark and roots. This...
Vehicles with many tourists = more employment opportunities for locals.

February 2019

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I believe that the most serious problem in S A today is the shortage of jobs. Unemployment figures for the 18 to 35 year old bracket is way over 60% and climbing !! This is an extremely explosive situation and we all should try to do our bit to alleviate the problem. It is...
Our lovely Shannon close to a lovely lion !

January 2019

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The African Green Pigeon, TRERON CALVUS, is an attractive bird with green, yellow, mauve and red markings. It has an olive-green back, grey-green head, yellow leggings, mauve eyes and tricoloured bill. It is fructivorous and frequents the canopies of evergreen fig trees where it...
Nyala ewe with newly born lamb at Reception of Marc’s

November 2018

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When I first started guiding, we used the word “ herd “ to describe groups of antelopes, giraffes, rhinos and zebras. More colourful and descriptive collective nouns have since emerged. For example we use the word “ dazzle “ for a group of zebras, “ crash” for a group of rhinos...
White lion near Satara.

October 2018

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The dire conditions because of a shortage of natural food in the bush have resulted in some irregular behaviour by very hungry animals. We had 2 break-ins at Katekani Luxury Tented Lodge by baboons – they messed things up comprehensively on both occasions. Margrett was...
Elephants at waterhole in front of Tremisana Lapa.

September 2018

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The drought continues. My friend of many years, Michael, who has drilled more boreholes than he can remember, sunk yet another borehole at Tremisana. Water was obtained at a depth of 55 metres, but I was advised to continue drilling. Eventually we drilled down to a depth of 110...

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