Viva Safaris

Viva Safaris is a leading South African tour operator offering fantastic value-for-money Kruger National Park safari packages and tours in open game vehicles.

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Safari Holidays (17)

Reviews (70)

Hilton Way

from Philippines, September 2018

"Fantastic Experience - highly recommended"

The location was second to none, guides and staff were amazing, especially Nico and Charl. Food was great - overall experience was awesome.

Jennifer Bender

from Germany, November 2018

"Tolles Erfahrung für bestes Preis "

Eigentlich alles. Die Freundlichkeit und Kenntnis von den ganzen Staff und Rangers; Umgebung; Atmosphäre; gutes Essen; Schlafgelegenheit; Auswahl an Accommodation; Aktivitäten. Ich fühlte mich endlich zuhause.

Holger Kahle

from Russia, November 2018

Glenn Samuel

from Australia, November 2018

"quality and value"

I loved being in the midst of everything - the noises and smells. Felt very safe and in capable hands with all of our guides. Hotel staff too are excellent - friendly polite and professional. Had a great trip thanks to you guys.

Brian Timms

from Australia, October 2018

Vegetarian food good

Good opportunities for game viewing

Staff pleasant to deal with

Ioana Vieriu

from Austria, October 2018

"Super experience "

It was the first time we did a safari and I must say it was an amazing experience! We stayed in Tremisana Game Lodge for 3 nights. We loooved the morning game drives, the bush walk, afternoon game drives and sunset watching and of course the trip to Kruger National Park !The food was very tasty and we had a big diversity to choose from. The wiew from the Tremisana Game Lodge it was super as we often got to see animals just by enjoying our meal or a cold drink.

The guides are very funny and they try all the time to make your experience better. We saw a lot of animals by the drives in the area of the lodge and we almost made the big 5(we missed the lepard). I must say though that the most amount of animals we saw in the Kruger Park.

At return we took the Panoramic wiew with the Blyde River Canyon which was amazing! Totally recommend it!

We heard from other tourists that the tents and tree houses from the same company are also a great choiche😁 If you want a real safari experience I totally recommend the Company!

Maureen Mitchley

from New Zealand, October 2018


the lovely people I met and the nightly camp fire :) the smell of the bush . Hearing the lions roar during the night. The Nyla buck that wonder through the camp the family of mongoose that scurry about. The friendliness of the staff.

Elisabeth Nachbar

from Austria, September 2018

"Great experience - would recommend it and come again !"

Everything was just like we expected it to be. Food was good, accommodation too. Very well organized although we first tought it's not: we were always on time, everybody got into the right cars and everything worked out very well. Thanks for having us!

Lisa Jones

from Australia, September 2018

"Truly wonderful"

The friendly, knowledgable, entertaining drivers/guides (Nico was an absolute delight), from the beginning of the journey at Johannesburg to the end of the six days, made the safari (and the sighting of the big five on the first day) a complete experience. The food and accommodation were wonderful, particularly at Katekani - the 'tent', Nmsa's hosting and Dudu's cooking far exceeded our expectations (thank you again for the bobotie; sensational). We will never forget our safari and Katekani - thank you!

Albert Stiekel

from South Africa, September 2018

"Not value for money"

The tours outside and inside Kruger park were very good. The guides were very enthousiatic and very friendly

Maud Beal

from United Kingdom, August 2018

"Overall good experience in South Africa"

Everything has been handled from the pick up to our hotel until our return. The drive was quite long from Johannesburg to the reserve but as expected. The experience was nice, people were friendly and lovely, we did many game drives and saw quite a lot of animals. The bush walk is really good to get the story on animals, how they live and how they behave.

Roberto Salvaggio

from Italy, August 2018

The lovely people from the guides to the drivers including the staff of Tremisana Lodge.

The guides are all well prepared and able to identify even the smaller animals in the bushland.

Moholoholo Rehabilitation Center.

The night Drive Mbapule Reserve

Tsipi Erann

from Israel, July 2018

"Great once in a lifetime experience!"

I got to see all the big five! That is an achievement :)

All the staff at the lodges were amazing, kind and helpful. I felt valued and well-taken care of. The guides, for the most part, were friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. I really enjoyed every activity. I felt that the variety of game drives and bush walks was fantastic.

The accommodations were great too.

I was very lucky to meet interesting and friendly people to share this experience with, and enjoyed the communal feeling at the lodge during meals and hanging out at the bar/reception/wi fi areas. I was also lucky with the weather, which was perfect, and as a bonus I got to view the record-breaking lunar eclipse. I couldn't be happier.

Laura Ibern

from Spain, July 2018


Our guide Elias in Tremisana was amazing!

And in Tree House too but I don't remember his name (sorry,)

All in general was perfect.

Roberta Macleod

from Australia, July 2018

"Kruger "

Our stay at the lodge was amazing. Henry the chief is outstanding. The room was excellent and the mongoose was a fun little inclusion.

Violet Chow

from Singapore, July 2018

"African adventure"

Stephane Binder

from France, May 2018

"4 days Safaris May 19 to 22th, 2018"

I request a quote one week before the Safaris, very good responds time, email communication was good and reactive. Always on time during the 4 days safaris. I have requested to be in advance at the airport to catch my flight, I was on time Thx.

Food was good. The Viva safaris team was all very nice.

Kelly Willmott

from Australia, April 2018

Seeing the animals on safari

Marnie Gibson

from Australia, April 2018

"Great experience, would highly recommend!"

The safari guides were incredibly knowledgeable, personable and made the whole experience valuable and fun. I loved the sense of respect paid to the environment and animals, it was great to see. The people on the tour and that were employed by Viva are all great people, was clear how passionate and enthusiastic everyone was, seemed more than just a job which was obvious and great to experience as a customer.

Karoline Haschberger

from Finland, April 2018

Guides were very motivated and sharp-eyed during the tours. Wildlife was amazing. Enjoyed being well taken care of.

Son Nguyen

from Ireland, April 2018


Stuff was really nice. My two guides Eva (france) and Nico (ZA) were excellent.

Solly and lucky are also really cool guys.

The vehicles are in really good shape.


from United Kingdom, March 2018

The trip was very well organised and packed in a lot in a short amount of time

Carolyn Griebe

from United States, March 2018

Marco wasn’t my guide. I had Raymond, Shannon, Victor, Nico. They were all excellent

John Mckillip

from United States, March 2018

"Best trip ever"

Great trip everything was wonderful

Cathy Dulac

from South Africa, March 2018

"Kruger safari"

The staff were super helpful to me and I loved the game drives so much!

Krystal Succar

from United States, March 2018

"Incredible Experience "

Amazing guides! Highly recommend Shannon (Dusty), victor, and our all time favorite Charl! Great activities, always had something interactive and learned a lot! Food and accommodation was GREAT, the tree house is in the middle of the reserve and you get to see animals all around at all times. They take you to various game drives around town- giving you so many opportunities to see the big 5! The rehab center and bush walk were one of a kind experiences!

Abdulaziz Al Shedayed

from Saudi Arabia, March 2018

"New Experience"

The animals, the group

Elena Quirini

from Italy, February 2018

"5 days tree house safari with Viva Safari"

I liked the Tremisana Lodge and the Marc's tree house camp too, but this one is a disaster in case of rain. The women staff was fantastic.

Linda Moffat

from Philippines, January 2018

"Safari experience"

Bush walk and sundowner and associated guides best.

Hans Norgaard

from Denmark, January 2018

A very friendly and familiar atmosphere with very enthusiastig staff.

Vanessa Rother

from Austria, January 2018

"AwesoioehfAAAAAAAAAAisjdAwesome Experience"

We loved the whole experience!! We've seen many animals and the rangers and guides went above and beyond to make that possible. Everybody was very friendly and really funny. We had the best time!! Thank you!

Sohel Potia

from Saudi Arabia, January 2018

"Excellent and very good helpful guides"

The friendliness of the guides especially Victor and Tax. They were very funny and Red was especially knowledgeable and had tremendous experience and a lovely humour.

Giorgio Corinaldesi

from Italy, January 2018


the safari and the animals of course

Francisco Lorenzo De Toro Garcia

from Sweden, January 2018

"Need to improve "

Good breakfast ,transportation from /to the hotel to Lodges

Tina Angelica Zareba

from Denmark, December 2017

"A Danish girl in the Krüger "

I really liked that I was traveling with the same people from the beginning. I had booked the tour on my own, so I was a little bit nervous being alone all the time (first time traveling by myself!) - but to my big surprise it turned out to be one of the best experiences I have ever had!

The people at the lodge was really friendly and when we ate dinner with the guides and camp manager, we really got to talk about subject you wouldn't be able to discuss otherwise.

I really liked that everything was taken care of, so I shouldn't think about anything as soon as I sat down in the minibus to Kruger!

Brian Nelb

from United States, December 2017

"If you like camping, you'll enjoy this more than we did."

Food service staff were very nice, food was pretty good, and our driver the first night was very knowledgeable.

The AC at our first location was strong and good.

Francesca Vicario

from Italy, December 2017


Ernst Dr. Kret

from Austria, December 2017

Bertine Riezebos

from Sweden, December 2017

"Great diverse safari"

Nice to have different drives and guides are really focused on making sure you get to see the animals. The camps were good and food was very good too.

Eric Houzelot

from France, December 2017

"VIVA SAFARIS a good way To discover african wildlife. "

Very professional and nice staff . Qualified rangers .

This lodge makes you feel like in a family, in humain dimensions.

Rachel Challinor

from United Kingdom, December 2017

"3 days on Safari"

It was good how the drive was broken up by relevant activities so you weren't sitting for too long. Our day in Kruger was just perfect, saw everything we needed to.

Jeanette Pelham

from Australia, December 2017

"First Safari"

We both loved the whole experience and very happy we booked with Viva! Great value for money on this budget safari we saw the big5, went on a variety of drives, bushwalk and activities. Had great accommodation, we stayed 3 of vivas properties. We really appreciated the staff at Katekani tented lodge for making my beautiful birthday cake and singing happy birthday to me on my 60th birthday morning! Also a special thankyou to Rex, Jo, Victor, Nikko, Charr and Ruth!

Hyunkyung Kwon

from South Korea, December 2017

Accomodation and guide

Monica Körner

from Sweden, December 2017

Matthew Veerhuis

from Australia, November 2017

"marcs camp and Kruger safari"

All the activities were top class

Sanne De Jong

from South Africa, October 2017

"Bush nights, walks & more"

What I really liked about our stay was the staff, who we're enthousiast, friendly and excited about the trip and everything else.

What I also liked were the desserts..

But I didn't came for desserts, I came to spot some cool wild animals in their natural habitat. And that's what we did & that was amazing!

Rodrigo León Masson

from South Africa, November 2018

"Marc's Tree House hasn't tree houses except one."

Very nice food and people each place. A lot of animals in Marcs Tree House. Very nice bush dinner

Testimonials (5)

Branco M Slovenia

TripAdvisor website

I booked this hotel by Viva safaris and it's worth. The cottages are well furnished in domestic style, spacious and extremely clean.

WiFi is available at lobby. The food are tasty and the staff are very friendly.

Mindy S

TripAdvisor website

I went on a 5 days Lodge/Treehouse Kruger Park Safari operated by Viva Safari. Everything about the trip was amazing! All the staff knows you and refers to you by name. They were so efficient! The days were filled with activities and adventures and everything was so well organized - there was no wasted time waiting.

The guides were very knowledgeable and always happy to answer questions (not only related to the safari).

I enjoyed to food and having meals outside in the nature (In the winter season, bring warm clothes!)

Keren V

TripAdvisor website

We booked a 4 day Safari trip and stayed at Marc's tree house camp for 2 nights and it was excellent.

The room was big and the staff was very helpful but not the most comfortable place to walk around with a suitcase.

he Safari trips were amazing, got to see giraffes at camp and the other big 5 in our Safari trip.

Excellent experience.

Helene Canada

TripAdvisor website

My sleeping area was around the Campfire, It was amazing sleeping under the stars, a mattress and sleeping bag, amenities close by, at no time did I feel unsafe, The staff were incredible..WOW! great experience


TripAdvisor website

Stayed here a couple of weeks ago. What an amazing time we had here. All staff were amazing. Clean rooms, rustic surrounds, meeting new people and the adventures, where over whelming. Each day anither new adventure. Experienced a few African massages, traveling in safari vehicles and viewing all the wildlife.

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