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Danijela   –  
Croatia HR
Visited: March 2024 Reviewed: Apr 18, 2024

Email Danijela  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Must to while in SAF - The best Kruger experience

The first week after arriving in Joburg I decided to do a 4-day tour in Kruger (as one of my lifelong wishes) And let me confess this to you - it was the best decision I've made so far and Viva Safari made it possible! I was in contact with Patti, and communication with her was excellent, she clarified everything upfront and explained all the details to me. And trust me - as the solo female traveler I had many questions :) Viva Safari driver picked me up from the hotel in Rosebank, the drive to Tremisana Lodge was comfortable and pleasant. I recommend this tour to all solo travelers as this is a very safe option and you get to meet other like-minded individuals, nobody feels alone. Even if you lose some item, the staff will do everything in their power to find and return it! Both accommodations (Tremisana and Tree House) were good value for money. The highlight of my trip was a visit to Kruger, we managed to see 4 of Big 5 and many other inhabitants of the Animal Kingdom, together with Casper - a great lion! Even though I am very pleased with 4-day tour, you can do it within 3 days w/o issues. Thank you Viva Safari for everything, I hope to repeat this experience - with you! :)

Alejandro   –  
France FR
Visited: April 2024 Reviewed: Apr 17, 2024

Email Alejandro  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Perfect organization, all staff very well prepared and ready to go beyond!

Everything very well prepared to make the most out of our stay.

The guides went beyond to explain every detail to the kids and make the games a lot of fun for the whole family.

All the details for the activities were clearly communicated considering every constraint (kids, large groups...)

Fredrik Wiberg   –  
Sweden SE
Visited: March 2024 Reviewed: Apr 10, 2024

Email Fredrik Wiberg  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Highly professional and welcoming Safari arrangement!

Among several other competing organizers Viva Safari distinguished by giving quick and clear information about the arrangement pre our visit. Thanks to Ms Landau. Once we arrived in Sout Africa we were most warmly welcomed and had four days of beautiful safari.
Special thanks to the the knowledgeable staff particularly Smiley, Nadine and Charl. We really enjoyed your professional and engaging "lectures" and guidings.
The transport from Johannesburg worked well however one of the four drivers did not feel as well skilled. I had to ask him to cool down.

Karen   –  
Canada CA
Visited: March 2024 Reviewed: Apr 8, 2024

Email Karen  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Amazing Safari

From the moment we contacted Viva Safaris everything went smoothly. All information was provided for us to make our choice as to what type of accommodation we wanted and the length of safari.
We were picked up at our hotel and transported to the lodge just in time for our sunset safari and bbq.
The accommodations were lovely, all the staff were fantastic, and the meals were amazing.
All our safaris and bush walks were very informative. The guides were very insightful and knew just where to find the animals.
All in all, this was a fantastic experience!

Michelle   –  
Germany DE
Visited: February 2024 Reviewed: Apr 4, 2024

Email Michelle  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Great experience!

Amazing wildlife, great team and organization! Would recommend and come back again :)

Cynthia   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: March 2024 Reviewed: Apr 4, 2024

Email Cynthia  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Well organised and mostly professional

Communications were good - kept in the loop all the time. Service was smooth and friendly. Good value for money. On time all the time. I wanted to see a leopard which I did. The full day in KNP was worthwhile - saw a lot. Would recommend for first time safari goers.

Dana   –  
United States US
Visited: March 2024 Reviewed: Apr 4, 2024

Email Dana  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Our experience was top notch.

Everything went off without a hitch. Intricate planning for guests with all different itineraries was handled flawlessly. Everyone from staff to guides were friendly and informative. I am 60 years and was a little worried about the walks. It was never a problem. Accommodations were made for all needs. Don’t expect luxury and enjoy roughing it and you will never forget your magical time on safari. I think Viva Safaris is a great value and really worth the experience.

Deborah   –  
Canada CA
Visited: March 2024 Reviewed: Mar 31, 2024

Email Deborah  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Superb experience

It took me a long time and a lot of research to finally pick the company with which I'd have my first ever safari experience, and Viva Safaris did not disappoint. From the get-go, what stood out to me was the clear and efficient communication from Patti. I chose the 5 day package at Tremisana Lodge; was picked up and dropped off at my Josburg location. Guides and rangers were the best - friendly, helping, and willing to give their best to provide us with the best experience. The rooms in Tremisana were clean and comfortable, and the food was to die for! All employees were warm and welcoming. My days at the Kruger and Balule Reserve couldn't have been better, got to see the big 5 and many more. I highly recommend Viva Safaris, professionalism at its finest. Thanks for a memorable trip.

Maks   –  
Slovenia SI
Visited: March 2024 Reviewed: Mar 17, 2024

Email Maks  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Profesional, friendy - great experience

We booked a 5 day Safari trip by Viva Safaris. Picked up and dropped at the airport. The restaurant, selected for the midway stop was great - kudos for that.
The rooms were small but OK, all what you need in such action packed days :)
My personal favourite was the pool!
The drives were great, special shoutout to Mark (full of knowledge, friendly, answering all the details,..He also came out of his way to make sure all is going well with us during his off hours) and KG (funny, lots of local knowledge, dedicated,..). We saw all the animals we could possibly want to see during our time in the Greater Kruger Area - the cheetah spotting by KG was a thing of a real expert!

The rest of the staff was also friendly and helpful - when a member of our group forgot her mobile phone in the Land Rover the hostess/manager jumped on the case immidiately and made sure the situation will be resolved.

Special thanks to Mama Bella for great food, kindness and a lot of "can i have one more please"! :)

Sincerly reccomended..

Sandy   –  
Germany DE
Visited: February 2024 Reviewed: Mar 10, 2024

Email Sandy  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Had a great time

I really enjoyed the safari trip. Everything went smoothly. Would do it again :)

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