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Alyssa Rubidoux   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2023 Reviewed: Oct 11, 2023

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

They were fantastic!!

The whole team at Viva Safaris was absolutely amazing! They made everything so easy from start to finish. All of our guides were fantastic trackers and spotters and we got to see so much! The food was great and the accommodation was clean. I would definitely recommend!

Amanda Almond   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2023 Reviewed: Oct 10, 2023

Email Amanda Almond  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Amazing trip with very helpful staff

This was such a wonderful experience! I initially came out as a solo female traveler and felt very safe and well cared for! They were super helpful ensuring my friend arrived later and got her there safe as well.
Really enjoyed the activities and all the guides were wonderful.
Did not get to see the leopard or cheetah in the wild so I believe this means I need to come back :)
Saw wild rhinos, giraffes, elephantsz hippo (from afar) and mating lion pairs which were all so so amazing!!

Lori   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2023 Reviewed: Oct 9, 2023

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

WE had several tour operators: Victor, Lucky, Smiley, KG, etc. They were all wonderful!!!

I would totally recommend VIvasafari's. It was very affordable, informative and wonderful.

Laurence   –  
Canada CA
Visited: September 2023 Reviewed: Oct 8, 2023

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

Viva safaris was above our expectations!

Me and my two sisters did the 5-Day Tremisana Safari with Viva Safari. It was our first safari and the experience was above our expectations!!!

The private game drives in the balule reserve were awesome and felt more adventurous, and we did get to see the most popular animals in the reserve (Lion, elephant, zebra, rhino, hippo, leopard, giraffe, etc.. ) .
Then for two days that we went to the kruger national park, we saw a greater quantity and a diversity of animals. Kruger did felt less private (more cars at each sightseeing). But we did enjoy being able to do both the private and kruger game drive.
All the guides that we had with viva safari were incredible (especially KG, Rocky, Smiley). They were all great to be around, friendly, very resourceful and interesting. The bush walk was a great experience too.

The staff at the Tremisana lodge were amazing. The food was excellent and there was always plenty of food (way too much actually).
Patricia really helped us with the booking and to prepare for the safari. The communication was always on point. The pick up from the Johannesburg airport and return was well organized. We did enjoy the panorama route (Blyde canyon) on our way back.

And don't forget to bring some warm clothes if you go in September, it is cold in the early morning and when the sun sets. So make sure to check the weather and bring a warmer coat (advice from a canadian used to cold weather).

Thank you Viva Safari for that wonderful experience!! I will be back one day!!

Tom   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2023 Reviewed: Oct 7, 2023

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

Easy Booking

Patricia was very helpful in booking our safari for four. The accommodations were very comfortable and the staff were excellent at check in and checkout. There were plenty of game drive options in a three day safari and animal sightings were plentiful. The food was excellent and in more than enough quantity for even the biggest eater in our group. The drive to and from Johannesburg are long, so if at all possible, we recommend flying to Hudspruit to start your adventure. The Blyde Canyon is well worth the drive back to Johannesburg.

Rose   –  
United States US
Visited: October 2023 Reviewed: Oct 7, 2023

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

Amazing experience

We had the most amazing time with Viva Safari. Stayed at tremisana Lodge for all 5 days and were able to see the big 5 within the first 2 days. All the guides- Luke, Nadine, Rocky, KG were all amazing and very knowledgeable. Bella at the kitchen prepared the most delicious food for us. What an incredible experience! We will be back.

Sylvain   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: September 2023 Reviewed: Oct 7, 2023

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


Amazing! I am so glad we chose Viva Safaris for our 1st ever safari! All the staff are super friendly and helpful. We loved every minute of it and saw tons of animals including some really close encounters! 100% would recommend anyone to go for it!

Paola   –  
Italy IT
Visited: September 2023 Reviewed: Oct 5, 2023

Email Paola  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Wonderful experience

We went to a 6 days safari at mark s camp. We enjoyed it very much, beautiful places, awesome people and great organization. They make you feel like being at home. Expecially we remember with particular affection mama T!

Kathi   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2023 Reviewed: Oct 3, 2023

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

Fantastic experience!

We absolultey loved the safari! We did the 3 day - with one night in the Tremisani Lodge and another in Marc's Treehouse. Both were great, but we all loved the Treehouse! It truly made you feel like you were in the Bush - because you were! We even had a little bush baby living in the wall of our treehouse - so cute!

Everyone we met was extremely nice and made us feel so welcoming! We had a baggage issue (airline lost our bags for the ENTIRETY of the safari) but everyone at Viva was understanding and we were never stressed or felt bad about not having all the right clothes/shoes/etc. THANK YOU FOR THAT!

Communication was great from start to finish - definitely worth every penny spent.

Safarinewbie   –  
Austria AT
Visited: September 2023 Reviewed: Oct 3, 2023

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

Professional with best in class tour composition

Very professional operator. Really enjoyed the tour and how it was organised and executed. Seen lots of animals, nice accomodation. Nothing to complain. Guides were very knowledgeable and tried to find interesting species (& succeeded). Great value for money. Staff was friendly and helpful. Especially the bush walk was an amazing experience. Some feedback which did not worsen my stay but might be areas to improve: Vegetarian option is mostly same dish as soya. I really missed vegetables. Other food, breakfast, etc was good. Only filtered coffee is at some places limited so that parts of the group did not get any. If it is difficult in the Bush Camps please communicate so that one can adjust their fillings and everybody gets some.

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