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Ray   –  
Canada CA
Visited: May 2017 Reviewed: Jun 9, 2017

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

Ultimate experience and Birthday ever
5/5

Viva Safaris Katekani Tented Lodge left nothing more to desire as this facility is first class.
From rooms to indoor or outdoor shower, Tub and outdoor personal pool and the amazing sounds of
Africa at night heard through the tented end of the suite along with prepared, sit down and served meals.
All tours on time, Luke and his staff are the very best, what more can I say, will be my personal choice always.
PS: My birthday party was awesome in South Africa.............there is so much more but.....Always and Thanks

Helene   –  
Canada CA
Visited: April 2017 Reviewed: Jun 8, 2017

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

Sleep out Safari
5/5

What an amazing experience, at no time did I feel unsafe, everyone was so professional

Jamie   –  
United States US
Visited: April 2017 Reviewed: Apr 28, 2017

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

Wonderful Time at Marc's Treehouse
5/5

We loved our stay at Marc's Treehouse. The coordinator at the treehouse was so friendly and awesome! We had such a fun time. The treehouse we were in was wonderful, safe but still felt like camping! The food was also great! We enjoyed all of our private reserve drives, bush walks, and Kruger day. It was so much fun. We stayed at Tremisani lodge for one night. It was also relaxing. Our room was very toasty and we were supposed to be accomodated in a room of 3 isntad of 2 room but other than that it was wonderful. Definitely recommend!

Rye   –  
United States US
Visited: March 2017 Reviewed: Apr 13, 2017

Email Rye  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Excellent experience!
5/5

I was in contact with Patti, who was very helpful and prompt in her responses to my requests and she was able to tailor my itinerary, while also offering additional alternatives. I traveled solo and stayed three nights at Tremisana Lodge and the rooms were clean, spacious, and there was actually hot water, and the food was great. I've been on plenty of safaris and I'm fairly simple when it comes to amenities, but there were more than enough at Tremisana Lodge. Maybe the wi-fi could have been a bit more reliable, but then again I wasn't there for that in the first place, so it was a plus it was available at all.

I can't say enough about all of the staff, they were all very welcoming and helpful throughout my stay. From the chefs, to the guides, and lodge staff (Rex, Eva, Robin, Elias, Pretty, and anyone else I may have missed, a big thank you! You all made my experience an incredible one!) Each guide worked very hard to find a wide array of wildlife, so that was much appreciated. Although, I have been to South Africa before, it was my first time to Kruger National Park and the surrounding areas.

For reference, I did the four day safari and my itinerary included game drives, a bush walk, and bush braai in Balule Game Reserve, with one full day in Kruger National Park, which is open-attached to Balule, so the animals can roam freely between each. We were able to find lions (lioness & cubs), black/white rhino, zebra, giraffe, hippo, hyena, waterbuck, jackal, cape buffalo, wildebeest, elephants, and even a verreaux's eagle owl (very rare), to name a few. All in all, the experience was just what I was looking for, time out and away from the daily grind while also enjoying the beautiful landscape and it did not disappoint.

In addition, Viva Safaris pick up and drop off in Jo'burg so that was a huge perk. On my return to Jo'Burg, my itinerary included a short stop-off at Blyde River Canyon, which was absolutely amazing! The views were incredible and definitely capped off a great trip to ZAR.

Again, I just want to send a warm thank you to all of the staff and guides who made my stay an incredible one!
I appreciate your hospitality, flexibility, and hard work to provide a great experience during my stay and I would highly recommend Viva Safaris.

Hope to see you again soon!

-Rye

David   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: February 2017 Reviewed: Mar 20, 2017

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

A great but tiring experience
5/5

One of the plus points with Viva Safaris is that they pick you up from your J'oburg hotel and drop you back there at the end of the safari which does make life a whole lot easier. What happens when you arrive at Tremisana? You drop your bags and head off on a game drive and twenty minutes later you arrive in front of 4 lions who are sunning themselves. After that , elephants, zebra's etc and then evening meal in the bush followed by 3 more lions, what a start! Next morning up at 5 for a game walk, fascinating. Then followed by an evening drive, a full day in the Kruger, another early morning drive and then back to J'oburg. a full on experience. Accommodation was good, food was fine. Also we got the impression thsat the people there , particularly the two who took us on the bush walk really cared about the bush and the animals

Marie   –  
Australia AU
Visited: January 2017 Reviewed: Jan 2, 2017

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

Fantastic
5/5

My husband and I have just stepped out of van of viva safari our driver delivered us back to Johannesburg airport at time as promised. We have had an amazing three days with viva safari. With our guide Sam we indentified 32 species of wild animals and discussed 6 birds native to Kruger park. Victor at tree house lodge was very welcoming and informative with sharing his local knowledge. Our evening guide Eva also gave us an exciting and amazing tour of private park spotting kudu elephants giraffes etc in dark. Thank you to all staff at viva safaris for giving us such an amazing adventure....well worth the long distant travel from Australia!

Irina S   –  
Sweden SE
Visited: November 2016 Reviewed: Nov 29, 2016

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

Amazing, unforgettable, top quality trip
5/5

We was party of 4 person . Stay a 6 day at Tremisana Lodge. This trip was a dream come true. Thank you all staff for fantastic for. Special Thank you to Joanne, Iris, Sam and Rex, also wonderful ladies at the kitchen. Food was excellent all or trips to Kruger Par was simply unforgettable . We saw Big Five!!
Will strongly recommend to choose Viva Safari för all why wants to visit Kruger Park!

Kelly   –  
Australia AU
Visited: September 2016 Reviewed: Nov 3, 2016

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

Terrific safari and amazing value
5/5

I still can't quite believe I got to do this. I always thought safaris cost the earth, but this was excellent value - all accommodation, most meals, and importantly all the transport, bushwalks, and guided wildlife drives. Amazing. We saw so many different animals and birds, stunning landscape, dinner under the stars, and felt all the time as if we were in good hands. Thanks especially to all the guides for sharing their stories and wisdom. I'll be back.

Joop   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: October 2016 Reviewed: Oct 24, 2016

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

A great and memorable experience
5/5

Were a party of 5 (2 eldery and 3 young people) and did a 5 day Lodge/Treehouse safari.
Our stay in Tremisana and Marc's Tree house Lodge was outstanding. we didn't know what to expect when we made our reservation, but it realy was far above and beyond our expectations.
Every aspect of the safari was a great experience and we hope to come back one day.
The safari's in were thrilling and overwhelming. Visiting the Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre was a confronting experience. While visiting the wonderful aninmals during the safari's we felt so lucky to be able to watch them, but in the rehab centre we were made very clear that this might an utopia in the future. Animals got killed and tortured. This is terrible.
In the rehab centre they do a great job.
The Tshukudu Game Drive was the best way to end our safari experience.
Tremisana Lodge and Marcs Treehouse Lodge are great places to stay, but the best part of our 5 day safari experience were the great people that accomodated us during these 5 days. They made it possible for us to create a memorable experience.
While back at home we do really miss it.

Monika   –  
Canada CA
Visited: September 2016 Reviewed: Oct 13, 2016

Email Monika

Fantastic introduction to africa
5/5

To begin my extended trip through Southern Africa I signed up for the 4 day Kruger Park tented safari. I was very glad Viva safari was able to accommodate my last minute change of pick up places when my flight was delayed by 24 hours. The night drive and broma was special and I learnt so much from the knowledgable guides about animal behaviour and how to identify them by their dung and tracks on the early morning bush walk. The wonderful accommodation, food and service at Katekani camp was greatly appreciated after a dusty day viewing wildlife. Thanks for a great safari

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