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Adam   –  
United Arab Emirates AE
Visited: March 2022 Reviewed: Apr 24, 2022

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

Excellent customer service

I had a great time doing a mixture of drives on a private game reserve and in the Kruger public park. I would recommend to anyone wanting to head to greater kruger

Pravin Shekar   –  
India IN
Visited: April 2022 Reviewed: Apr 23, 2022

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


I found the entire co-ordination from the start to be very professional. During these Covid times, as is the case, I had to alter my travel plans. Viva Safaris was kind enough to accommodate. The safari was as described in their brochure. Smooth pickup, good locations and guides, on-time drop off. Friendly staff who also made customized dishes for me (vegetarian). I recommend Viva Safaris for those looking at a visit to the Balule/Kruger National Park.

Aakash   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: March 2022 Reviewed: Mar 19, 2022

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

Excellent service and experience

We just finished the 5 night stay at Tremisana and already have the blues. The Safari experience was fantastic and unforgettable. Going to 2 different reserves gives you a chance to experience different animal encounters. The staff were so helpful and always happy to assist with whatever we needed. We even got an extra quick morning drive that wasn't scheduled because the ranger knew some lions were close.

The vibe at the lodge was calm and relaxing. Whilst the food provided by Mama D was homely and always so tasty. We plan to come back in the future when we get the Safari itch again!

Miguel Morata   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: October 2021 Reviewed: Oct 14, 2021

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

Such a great experience with so many kind and helpful staff.

Since the moment I arrived all the staff (safari guides, cooks and the tour operator customer assistant) were so kind and friendly!
They really tried their best to let us see the big 5 and get the most of our time!
Their lodge was exceptional and very clean.

Bonnie   –  
United States US
Visited: June 2021 Reviewed: Aug 7, 2021

Email Bonnie  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Great service for a memorable tour

Having tried to book the tour for 2020, it made me sad that everything got cancelled. They saved my deposit and when I rebooked for June 2021, they were happy to oblige. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, my initial flight got cancelled and would I would have missed my tour. However, they were able to rebook me for later in the week. They bent over backwards to make sure I got my safari. The driver picked me up at my friend's house and then picked up the other tour participant. We stayed at Marc's Treehouse Resort and had a marvelous time. The game drives were very good with drivers who knew how and where to find animals for us to photograph. The personal service was friendly, communications were quick and accurate, and the tour itself was the trip that I will talk about for years. I will return and retake this tour again with pleasure.

Bonnie   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2019 Reviewed: Feb 20, 2021

Email Bonnie  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Breathtaking and life-changing experience--trip of a lifetime--seriously!

I took this trip with my sister-in-law (and best friend) in 2019. We still talk about it over and over again. The memories of the time spent in South Africa have sustained us through this past year of pandemic madness, a very disturbing political time in our country and personal family crises.
Some highlights--
warm, friendly, knowledgeable guides who obviously love and appreciate this beautiful country
rustic, authentic, yet comfortable, accommodations
well planned and orchestrated activities that filled our days with amazing experiences and numerous animal sightings (far beyond expectations)
meeting and making connections with people from all over the world and sharing delicious, home made meals with them as we discussed the days' adventures
and so much more...
I can't begin to adequately thank you for the most amazing adventure of a lifetime!!

Susan   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: November 2020 Reviewed: Dec 9, 2020

Email Susan  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

7 day kruger to north natal.What an amazing goodfeel ,proffessional xperience allround, topclass!!

We were the only 2 on tour due to Covid19 and LOVED all the attention!!!

Johan and Susan   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: November 2020 Reviewed: Dec 9, 2020

Email Johan and Susan  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Excellent staff,so proffessional and friendly,accommodation and vehicles top class sightings great!!

From pickup just one amazing journey. Will never use another operator again.Friends for life

Chris   –  
Canada CA
Visited: February 2020 Reviewed: Apr 29, 2020

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

Very knowledgeable, fun, hardworking staff!

This experience was truly amazing!! Sleeping in the treehouses was an experience I would love to do again! Viva safaris provided such a fun environment. Got to see so many animals during the safaris. Truly enjoyed the meals they provided. It was also great to kickback with new friends and enjoy some Castle lites! Cheers! Would love to do this again!

Sally   –  
Gibraltar GI
Visited: March 2020 Reviewed: Apr 28, 2020

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


Our tour with Viva Safaris met all our expectations in every way. FANTASTIC! The booking process was quick and informative and all the pick ups and schedules were timely. The Viva staff at the lodges were friendly helpful and the food delicious!! The hostess and kitchen staff at Marc’s Lodge even treated us to a birthday cake and Zulu dance!! MEMORABLE! We liked the rustic feel of both Tremesana and Marc’s Lodge which gave you a real sense of being in the Bush. The game drives were great and we were lucky to see lots of animals including the big 5. The guides were all very knowledgeable and informative. Elias entertained us with his great sense of humor and plenty of sightings of “Bush McDonalds “!! “ All part of the Game!”
Big thank you to ALL the staff Including drivers and those in the background for making our holiday so memorable!
Stay safe through Covid19 and wish you all the best in the future!

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