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shamil zavahir   –  
Sri Lanka LK
Visited: June 2015 Reviewed: Mar 15, 2016

Email shamil zavahir  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Great diversity in their offerings....a good blend/mix of activity

I saw some great reviews of Viva online in my pre-trip info seeking process & after trying many others, i decided to work with Piero & Viva team. Absolutely great decision for us as t went perfectly well. In fact a friend of mine from the US also recently met me after Kruger in my island & he was talking about his Kruger experience & to see it was also via Viva to the same Tremisana & the Marcs Tree Camps. I was simply shocked positively & happy for him. Currently also there is a peer of mine at Tremisana from UK. Great set of team members with friendly positive attitude to make you feel is yummy....the spread could be better though as in the variation + spread they can get a bit more creative specially when you are on a 5nights 6 days with them......They had thrown in a bit of everything to experience so it was great.....Kruger full days, Bush brai's, night drives at Balule & also Tshukudu, the moholoholo visit....the cat interaction opportunities etc

Lisa and Keith   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: July 2015 Reviewed: Mar 15, 2016

Email Lisa and Keith  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Unbelievable experience

From first enquiries the staff at Viva were extremely helpful, informative and knowledgeable, putting our minds at rest that we had chosen the right people to go on safari with. The accommodation was very good with clean rooms and bedding etc. and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. We booked 12 days in total at the two sites and were treated as very well at both. On days when we didn't really feel like doing much or the Kruger consecutively we were accommodated by being taken to town or to another attraction. The safaris we did were well planned and we were escorted by very friendly and knowledgeable staff, in particular Tanya and Luke. We managed to see 4 of the big 5 only being evaded by the leopard but that didn't really spoil the experience. The champagne sunrise breakfast safari was a very nice surprise and a lovely experience as was the early morning walking safari. We would highly recommend either site for an excellent safari experience.

Piero   –  
Italy IT
Visited: May 2015 Reviewed: Mar 15, 2016

Email Piero  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Viva,Viva,Viva Safaris

My wife and I live in Italy.Our 3 day safari with Viva Safaris was the highlight of our S.A. visit.Their guides are very capable & knowledgeable.We remember our first evening safari,after sighting of rhino,our guide following spore found 3 lionesses with cubs.Later he kept all calm when in the dark our vehicle was surrounded by a galloping herd of buffalo ! An incredible experience.In Kruger Park our guide's enthusiasm was contagious and he found all the big 5.On Balule morning drive an armed Bongani took our fearful & excited group down to the river on foot,we saw hippos & crocs. His anecdotes kept all happy.We like comfort so chose Tremisana Lodge,its beautiful,immersed in the green.Our bungaloo(chalet) was clean & comfortable.Breakfast was a meal in itself and well located in front of the waterhole.Dinner was served in the boma,we loved the soups,the homemade bread & sweets,thanks to Delina.We had a wonderful all-round stay of real value for money.Thanks Viva Safaris,we recommend all their services and plan a return in the near future .

Patti   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2015 Reviewed: Mar 15, 2016

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So accommodating - pleasant, professional and caring staff

My son and I had booked our safari through Viva because of the many options they offered. We stayed one night in the Tremisana and three nights in the tree houses. The staff at both places couldn't have been more accommodating - excellent!

Nick   –  
United States US
Visited: March 2014 Reviewed: Mar 14, 2016

Email Nick  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

An exceptional game drive at Tremisana Game Lodge and dinner at the Marula Tree Boma.

I am a volunteer doing community development work in Limpopo and Mpumalanga. I met the proprietor Piero Colia on a flight from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg and he invited me to contact him upon my return from the Festive Season to visit him at his lodge. He and his staff were helpful and accommodating in arranging my visit to the lodge for a game drive and dinner at the Marula Tree Boma. I would recommend my family and friends to book a tour with Viva Safaris.

Cyril Bigara   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: April 2015 Reviewed: Mar 13, 2016

Email Cyril Bigara  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

This was really an adventure and a memorable safari experience.

The friendliness of the staff is the first impression. While in camp, you are always comfortable and well fed and so rested and prepared for the abundance of bush activities. Two highlights are the evening bush-braai ( a magical and unique experience) and the uplifting morning bush-walks (with the really experienced and knowledgeable guides). Our vehicle tour of Kruger was a huge adventure and the sightings were beyond expectations. What an experience!

prof. rodney uphoff   –  
United States US
Visited: June 2015 Reviewed: Mar 12, 2016

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excellent budget safari

Viva safaris provides a quality safari experience at an affordable price . The staff are very friendly and the guides are excellent. You will see a lot of game and have an amazing experience.

Robertino bechis   –  
Italy IT
Visited: August 2015 Reviewed: Mar 12, 2016

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

Wonderful and unrepeatable experience; special and unforgettable !

I and my family spent a few days in Balule game reserve at Tremisana Lodge. The room was clean and neat and eating very good; The staff and guides are very friendly and prepared. They made a huge difference in our stay, in game viewing and in having a true contact with natural habitat. It was very exciting the bushwalk and the Kruger Park experience. Even if we stayed a few days there, we fell nostalgic for all of you e we never forget the people of Tremisana Lodge and this memorable holiday.

Joao Rodrigues   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: December 2015 Reviewed: Mar 10, 2016

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Excellent experience. Very friendly and competent team and very knowlegeable game rangers.

Viva Safaris lived up to their promises and the Safari Tour itself was beyond our expectations.
Punctual, friendly and very good at what they do.
Highly recommended.

Murielle   –  
Canada CA
Visited: March 2016 Reviewed: Mar 10, 2016

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

A greatest experience

Very nice place, people are so sympatic and very thoughful and professional. The timetable is perfect, you have time to enjoy the place and the game drive was amazing.
Food and accomodation are perfect.

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